Darius Charles admits he couldn't believe how far up the pitch he was when Rochdale's Keith Keane brought him down for a second bookable offence on Tuesday night.

The AFC Wimbledon defender received the ball just inside his own half before embarking on a galloping run forward.

AFC Wimbledon's Darius Charles in action

Before he knew it, Charles was just about to enter the 18-yard area - and he joked he wouldn't have known what to do with it had he not been fouled.

"I picked the ball up and there was a bit of space in front of me, so I just thought I would go, I kept going, and before I knew it I was on the edge of the box," he said, speaking to Get West London.

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"I didn't have anything left in the legs, so thankfully their guy brought me down because I think I was going to lose the ball.

"But it was his second booking and we had the man advantage after that.

"If I had beaten him and got into the box, I don't know what could have happened! I would have probably got a nose bleed or something, so it was probably best for everyone he brought me down!

"After that, we wanted to make sure we started the second period fast, come out and come at them. We did that and got our rewards for.

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