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‘Proper Wimbledon’ – Dons boss Johnnie Jackson delighted after last-gasp win over Milton Keynes


Wimbledon manager Johnnie Jackson believes his side’s performance in a last-gasp victory over Milton Keynes was “proper Wimbledon” after Ronan Curtis’ 94th-minute goal sealed a dramatic 1-0 victory for Wimbledon over Milton Keynes.

Jackson, who played over 450 times during his playing career, ran down the sideline in celebration to embrace his players with other members of his coaching staff.

“It’s up there as the best moment in football for me, as a player or manager,” said Jackson.

“It was brilliant. The emotions take over and I was right in the thick of it. I shouldn’t make a habit of celebrating like that and was booked for my troubles, but if you take the emotions out of football like today then what are we playing for?”

Jackson was delighted his side responded after the Dons were easily beaten 3-1 by Milton Keynes in the reverse fixture in January.

He added: “We got it wrong on a lot of levels with the away game. We let ourselves down. Today was an opportunity to put it right.

“We sat in the changing room after that game wishing that we could have it back, well today was the chance to get it back and we did it.”

Jackson dedicated the win to Wimbledon’s supporters, who helped provide to an electric atmosphere at Plough Lane on Saturday afternoon.

“This club has waited a long time for a moment like that. It’s three points and we’ve climbed the table, but it’s more than that.”

“That performance was everything we want as a football club. That felt proper Wimbledon and I’m sure that will live long in the memory. That win today is for the fans and everyone involved with the club.”


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