We should have won by more says Dons boss
A delighted Paul Ince said he has never been involved in a match so one-sided after his Dons side thrashed Wycombe 1-0 in their Bucks derby on Saturday.
A Mathias Doumbe screamer just before half time was all that separated the sides at Adams Park, but Dons should easily have had plenty more goals to celebrate as they blew their near neighbours away. And Ince said it was a game quite unlike any other.
"No disrespect to Wycombe but it was like attack versus defence in training out there today," he said, after seeing his side move up to fourth place in League One.
"Stephen Gleeson set the tempo for the game in the first minute with a great tackle and we just pushed on from there.
"I've never seen a game quite like it. Not just that we dominated so much, but that we dominated so much without scoring.
"I'm looking at the clock after 40 minutes and thinking it looks like one of those days where one team has lots of chances and the others come away with a 1-0 win."
Ince's fears were soon over when Mathias Doumbe collected the ball in his right back position and carried it forward before firing home from 20 yards out. And the Dons boss said it was totally unexpected, but more than welcome.
"I was shouting at him to pass it, but then he goes and puts it in the back of the net, so what do I know," he said. "I think I'm going to stay away from him for a bit now because he will probably want a goal bonus for that one!
"But seriously he was excellent today, just like the rest of the back five."
But despite seeing Dons record their third win in five games against their Bucks rivals, Ince was still frustrated that they didn't win it by more.
"They had a chance or two in the last few minutes and suddenly we could have come out with a 1-1 draw.
"We took control of the game, our passing was great, but we need to be more clinical. We could have killed the game off early on today, but we didn't and that's the only disappointment.
"We've seen in the games with Norwich on Monday and against Hudderfield that we can rip teams to pieces but we need to take our chances more.
"It's a mentality thing because as we didn't add a second you can start to protect the lead rather than push. And if you do that you will put yourself under pressure. Get that killer goal early then you can relax."
Aaron Wilbraham and Peter Leven came on at Adams Park for the last 20 minutes after both returning from injury. And Ince admitted he now has a different sort of headache, but it's one he doesn't mind having.
"I woke up this morning and couldn't even decide who to put on the bench," he said.
"There's a lot of competition for places now and even the players who didn't feature like Danny Woodards and Richie Partridge are good players who are fighting it out just to try and make the bench. But that's how I want it. It's my problem and I'll deal with it.
"The players take it on the chin and deal with it, they don't sulk. I don't want sulkers in my squad, but to be fair to them they don't sulk, they just get on with it."