Robbo delighted with club records

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DONS broke a club record in their 3-0 win over Tranmere Rovers on Easter Monday as they celebrated scoring 100 goals this season.

Across all competitions, Dons reached the unique landmark thanks to Shaun Williams’ two penalties, one in each half, and Stephen Gleeson’s strike just before half time, taking them over the threshold.

The previous record was 97, coming in the 2007/08 double winning season under Paul Ince.

And manager Karl Robinson said he was proud to oversee such a fantastic record and another one at the other end, with David Martin keeping 16 clean sheets so far this term.

“What a remarkable achievement,” he said. “And David Martin also broken his clean sheet record, which is a great achievement for any goalkeeper.

“The club has never broken 100 goals, and we’ve still got four games to go. We’ve been blessed with some terrific goals this year, and I’m proud to stand on the touchline and watch them every week.”

“It was a fantastic performance. We rode our luck with the penalty, but I thought we took our foot off the gas afterwards. I was extremely angry with that at half time. I felt against Preston we didn’t punish them, so we are learning.

“We only played 48 hours ago, and Tranmere had an extra day to recover but it was a real testament to the fans that the players went out there and put in another shift for them today.

“We’re looking at another three tough games ahead of us. But results have gone out way a bit today, moving us away from the teams below.”

But while three goals was enough to see off Tranmere, it could have been four had the linesman spotted Darren Potter’s indirect free-kick in the penalty clearly crossing the line late in the game.

Robinson joked: “Potter was quite funny – he came over and asked the linesman ‘which one didn’t you give: the first one that went over the line, the deflection that went over the line, or the handball to keep it out?’

“Referees have let us down a few times this year but fortunately it didn’t matter today. Dean Lewington rightly said that we lost our play-off campaign on a key decision going against us.”

Dons are now five points clear of Notts County and Carlisle below them with four games of the regular League 1 season to go, edging ever closer to a guaranteed play-off spot.