Scott Wagstaff hailed a “great performance” after AFC Wimbledon secured a victory which took them eight points clear of the League One relegation zone.
The Dons completed their first double of the season – ending Gillingham’s 15-match unbeaten run in the league in the process.
Wagstaff felt it would have been “a robbery” had the outcome been any different in Kent.
“The boys were excellent,” said Wagstaff. “We put in a great performance from start to finish. It was a difficult game with the conditions and the pitch, but the boys showed great character.
“We played a lot better than them and deserved to win.
“We dominated the game, we felt really comfortable. Especially when we scored, that just made us even more dominant in the game.
“Their goal was a very scrappy one which we probably could have prevented, but we showed great character to come back from that and get the winner.
“We’ve been picking up some good results without the wins. I felt like we really deserved that – it would have been a robbery if they’d have got a point off us today.
“That Tranmere win in midweek probably gave us a little kick up the backside today, it’s still there for them [the teams below]. At this stage last year we were nine points behind and we managed to stay up. It’s a massive win – it keeps that gap healthy and they’ve got to win their games in hand now.
“Last season was brilliant – I think we all thought we were gone, I’m not gonna lie to you.
“We managed to stay up and it’s similar to this season, we’ve got such a young squad. It is a really young squad – I’m the oldest one on the pitch at 29 and I think that says everything.
“The mindset is a little bit different because you’re not chasing teams, so there’s a bit of pressure on us to keep picking up results.
“There’s a different type of pressure on us, but we’ve got to make sure that we keep our feet on the ground now after this win and we go again Saturday against Bolton.”
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