A fair result with Fleetwood says Martin

Fleetwood Town 1-1 MK Dons

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 5:42 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st May 2021, 5:44 pm
Russell Martin

A draw was the right result according to Russell Martin as Dons left Highbury with a share of the spoils against Fleetwood

Gerard Garner's opener on the hour mark was cancelled out by Charlie Brown with eight minutes to go as Dons' slim chances of a play-off finish ended on Saturday, but it was a game with little to tell between the sides.

Though Wes Burns hit the post with a header in the first half, chances were hard to come-by for either side, and a point apiece was as fair as Martin could have asked for.

"I think the draw is a fair result," he said afterwards. "They only had two shots on target, we didn't have too many ourselves either. It was a strange game really. We were in control but it was so stop-start, a lot of set-pieces and we couldn't get into a flow. It felt like an end of season game but we felt in control.

"We started off the second half alright, but they scored far too easily on the counter-attack. I'm really angry about the goal we've conceded but the mentality of the players after that was fantastic. We've become really hard to beat or even to score against. We've had a lot of clean sheets recently but I'm angry with that goal.

"Scott Fraser's intensity and the voice he gave everyone drove the players on, the rest looked to him and followed his lead. Matty Sorinola was outstanding, Lasse did really well in a new position too.

"We deserved a goal and I thought we might nick another late on, we looked fit and strong and desperate to win it. Unfortunately we haven't quite done that. But when you're not at your best, don't lose."