Brown revels in Wombles robbery

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AFC Wimbledon manager Terry Brown was left elated with his side's late win over Port Vale as the Dons salvaged their first home win in the Football League.

Christian Jolley's individual effort five minutes into injury time won a thrill-a-minute contest at Kingsmeadow after Vale had dominated the early going.

And Brown admits he can't believe how his side turned the game around.

"What a fantastic game of football. I'm sure our fans went home happy and the Port Vale fans will have gone home in disbelief because I can't think I've been involved in a more one-sided half than the first one," said Brown.

"They totally dominated it. How on earth we went in 1-0 up I'll never know. They should have been three or four up and then we're not at the races.

"Credit to the boys; we changed the system and matched up with their wing-backs a little bit better to a 4-4-2. But then we came out at the start of the second half and fell behind.


"After that my players showed such terrific character in a game we weren't in. For me we dominated the second half."

However, opposing manager Micky Adams says his side were 'mugged' after looking like they'd stolen a point with six minutes left.

Sam Morsy has equalised for the second time for Vale, however Jolley's late heroics ruined Adams' day.

"I can't quite believe that we've lost the game," said Adams. "I think that the amount of chances we have created and not taken is quite criminal, in the first half especially.

"We carved out numerous opportunities - some I can't really believe we've missed. They've had a bit of luck, so to come in at half-time 1-0 down is very disappointing.

"The game should have been finished at half-time. I felt we had been a little bit mugged but we responded and got back into the game.

"We're devastated, but that's football. I think Wimbledon will feel slightly fortunate but good luck to them. Let's hope it evens itself out over the season."

Sam Morsy
AFC Wimbledon
League Two
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