Dean Parrett has been explaining how he won out in AFC Wimbledon’s latest squabble over penalty taking duties.
The Wombles never seem to be short of willing volunteers for a spot-kick and Dons’ fans witnessed prolonged discussions between Parrett and Dominic Poleon before the former scored emphatically from 12 yards in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Fleetwood.
This is nothing unusual of course, Adebayo Akinfenwa having famously prevailed over Callum Kennedy and Adebayo Azeez in their battle for penalty glory in the playoff final at Wembley back in May.
Just as ‘The Beast’ did that day, Parrett made clear there was no way he was giving the ball up for anyone.
He said: “My first penalty I took this season Dominic let me have it to get my first goal for Wimbledon so he said ‘I let you take the last one let me take this one,’ I just said to him sorry Dom no chance.
“We are all teammates, but I just said to him you are scoring all the goals from open play let me have one.
“I had been waiting for this chance as Lyle has taken one and George (Francomb) took the last one, so I said it is my turn now I want to take it. I wasn’t going to let it go.
“I practise them most days so if I get one in a game I’m ready to take one.”
Parrett’s penalty edged Wimbledon ahead in an exciting contest, but Conor McLaughlin’s stoppage-time header meant the points were shared, leaving the Dons in seventh place in the league One standings.