THE ELATION of seeing his penalty roll into the corner of the net and save AFC Wimbledon from relegation will live with Jack Midson forever.
It was fitting that a spot-kick proved decisive against Fleetwood yesterday as it was also from 12-yards that Danny Kedwell made himself a hero in Manchester by sending the club into the Football League.
Midson made no mistake from the same distance yesterday to seal a 2-1 victory and cement his place in Wimbledon folklore.
So often he has proven the club's saviour since joining from Oxford in 2011, leading the scoring charts for the last two seasons, but none have meant more than yesterday's winner.
He said: “I stayed pretty calm. It's not about the money it's about the club but it helps everybody's career and I think it will change a lot of people's paths in their careers. It means a lot to me personally, but you look at what the club's achieved in the last 10 years and to drop back into non-league would've been devastating. That's probably what it means.
“It's up there [with the most important goals I've scored]. I played in Wembley finals but the elation of not dropping back down was brilliant. I know Danny Kedwell is mentioned in the song that they sing about me. People think I've got something against him, but I haven't, he's a great lad and I actually signed to play alongside him. It was written in the script for us to stay up.
“We didn't start turning on each other. We've stuck together this season and it's paid off. I hit the bar in both halves and you start to wonder if it's ever going to happen. But nobody gave up. The heads didn't go down. Everything leading up to this has been written in the script.”
Midson's decisive strike came on his 100th competitive appearance for Wimbledon.
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