Broughton on the famous penalty which sent MK Dons to Wembley

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"I put my hand up and told him I'd take one, but I wanted the last one"

Drewe Broughton may not have played much for MK Dons, but he will forever remain in the club's folklore as the man whose penalty sent them to Wembley in 2008.

Monday marks the 12th anniversary of the famous Johnstone's Paint Trophy final which saw Dons go to Wembley to take on Grimsby. To mark the occasion, we will be live-blogging the occasion right here on our website.

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Broughton racked up 19 appearances during his sole season as a Dons player. But his time at the club looked to be at an end when he was loaned out to Wrexham in January 2008. In a unique situation though, he was recalled for the evening of February 25 to sit on the bench for the second leg of the semi-final against League One pace-setters Swansea.

After winning the away leg 1-0, Dons were beaten by a Jason Scotland penalty at Stadium MK, sending the game to a shoot-out. With the game hanging in the balance, Broughton stepped up to take the decisive penalty to send Dons into the final.

Speaking to the Citizen in 2018, Broughton recalled the spot kick. He said: "When we were in the centre circle and Ray Mathias was asking who wanted a penalty, I put my hand up and told him I'd take one, but I wanted the last one. It was almost involuntary.

"I was out on loan at Wrexham at the time! I was recalled for 24 hours, I trained the day before, and I was supposed to be playing the following night against Peterborough.

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"I think I played about eight games, I scored a goal against Sheffield United and I went out on loan – that's was about it!"

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No sooner had he scored the penalty though, Broughton was on the road back to Wrexham to start in League Two the following night against none other than Dons' title rivals Peterborough.

"It was major for the club at the time," he continued. "It's nice to have that one moment. The team was that good, I had to take my opportunities and I didn't. What I needed was me now telling me I could do it!

"But that night, I was on cloud nine. It was amazing, and I drove back to Wales everyone was ringing me because I was the story, heading back to Wrexham to be their captain."