Dean Parrett admits it was always likely Northampton Town star Matt Taylor was going to grab all three points against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
Taylor, who played in the Premier League for Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth and West Ham, is 35 now and still possesses a huge threat from free-kicks.
Indeed, Taylor went extremely close on three occasions on Saturday from areas just outside the box.
But, with five minutes remaining, he stepped up to score the winning penalty - and Parrett knew he wasn't going to miss.
"Matt Taylor has got great technique, even free-kicks around the edge of the box you're a little bit wary not to give away fouls," said Parrett.
"I gave away a couple and I was worried, but luckily enough he didn't score from them.
"But when he stepped up for the penalty you fancy him to score, so it was gutting.
"We knew he's played at the highest level and he's got great quality on set-pieces and dead-ball delivery, so it is something you want to try and avoid if you can."