Player ratings Vs Portsmouth: Potter leads Dons’ fightback against Pompey

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David Martin – 6 – Couldn’t really do much about either goal, but was perhaps caught a bit cold as he hauled down McLeod two minutes in. Not called upon much in the second half.

Dean Lewington – 7 – Looked more solid when Dons switched to playing three at the back, as did the whole defence. Key header back across goal to set up the equaliser.

Antony Kay – 6 – Still doesn’t look entirely at home at the heart of defence, but came into his own when he played the wider role, even putting in some dangerous balls towards the end.

Shaun Williams – 6 – Did well to get over a shaky opening, selling Martin short for the penalty, and almost giving away a second minutes later.

Jon Otsemobor – 6 – Was unlucky to be the sacrificial lamb as Robinson changed tactics after half an hour. Replaced by Alan Smith.

Darren Potter – 8 – After a quite opening half an hour, came into his own when the tactics changed. Pulled all the strings and was in the right place at the right time to net the equaliser.

Stephen Gleeson – 7 – Another passionate display, full of running and made some very important tackles as Portsmouth looked to break.

Dean Bowditch – 8 – Looked the only player in white worth having in the opening 30 minutes and continued to look dangerous throughout. Whipped in some very dangerous looking crosses too.

Daniel Powell – 7 – Back to his twisting, tricky self out on the wing. Caused the full-backs some big problems with the ball at his feet.

Charlie MacDonald – 7 – Showed more confidence in front of goal in the first period, but didn’t have much to work with in the second. Desperately close to heading home an equaliser from Bowditch’s cross. Replaced by Scott Allan.


Alan Smith – 7 – His introduction sparked the fightback for the home side. Got stuck in, made his presence felt, but never gets enough free-kicks.

Scott Allan – 6 – Made some good runs towards the end, and looks to have a fine eye for a pass.

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