Player ratings Vs Walsall: Lowe puts in a shift despite defeat

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David Martin – 6 – Always disappointing to concede four goals at home, but not a lot he could have done about any of them.

Adam Chicksen – 7 – Made to play all over the pitch as Robinson chopped and changed. Hard working as ever.

Dean Lewington – 7 – Solid performance from the skipper. Could have had a hat-trick of headers from corners, but didn’t hit the target with any.

Antony Kay – 6 – Was strong as ever in the air, but didn’t seem to gel with Doumbe in the first half. Hit the post with a header.

Mathias Doumbe - 5 - Looked out of sorts playing in the centre of defence, and should have done better dealing with Grigg for Walsall’s second.

Darren Potter – 6 – Hardly influenced the game. Showed little of his usual magic to get something going.

Shaun Williams – 5 – Not one of the Irishman’s finer performances in a Dons shirt. Looked lost in midfield and continued his strange day in the defence.

Daniel Powell – 5 – Failed to make an impact on either flank. Replaced by Zeli Ismail.

Angelo Balanta – 5 – Playing in behind Ryan Lowe, the Colombian failed to take his chance to impress. Replaced at the break by Patrick Bamford.

Dean Bowditch – 7 – Full of running, tracking back and going forward. Took his goal well too.

Ryan Lowe – 8 – Showing again what Robinson brought him here for. Great headed goal, set one up for Bowditch and didn’t stop running all afternoon, despite a blow to the head.


Patrick Bamford – 7 – Hit the post and came close on two occasions, but his afternoon was ended early again through injury.

Zeli Ismail – 6 – Looked promising in parts, but his influence was muted as Dons played a more direct route in the second half.

Alan Smith – 6 – Made a nuisance of himself but didn’t have much of an affect where Dons really needed him.