Hitting a post against Manchester United at Old Trafford was probably the biggest moment in Tom Elliott’s career to date.
But the AFC Wimbledon striker is hopeful of firing the Wombles into the end of season play-offs and so stake a new claim to fame.
Elliott’s big moment in The Theatre of Dreams came in the first minute of last season’s third round replay when his right foot shot beat David De Gea all ends up only to strike the foot of the post in a game his then Cambridge side lost 3-0.
United, of course, face another FA Cup replay tonight as they travel to West Ham in search of a place in the semi-finals of this year’s competition.
Self-confessed Arsenal fan Elliott dreams of another chance to shoot down the Red Devils, but before that he wants goals which will keep Dons top of the pile in the congested race for the last playoff spot.
Elliott's big day out at Old Trafford in pictures:
“Obviously I wish I could just go back and slot it in the bottom corner, but it didn’t happen at the end of the day,” he said.
“Hopefully I can get there again one day playing for Wimbledon – perhaps a good FA Cup tie next year, but first I have got to focus on this season and getting as many goals as I can.”
Leeds-born Elliott has just six to his name so far in a season when the rest of Wimbledon’s strike-force have lived in the shadow of Lyle Taylor, but his aerial prowess and ability as a target-man earnt him man of the match plaudits in the recent win at Wycombe.
He will have the chance to add to his tally and so keep Neal Ardley’s side promotion bandwagon on track in Saturday’s home game with Crawley.