STAYING up on the final day ranks amongst AFC Wimbledon midfielder Sammy Moore’s greatest achievements.
Moore provided the assist for Gary Alexander to head home the opener in Saturday’s dramatic 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town.
That dramatic victory, sealed by Jack Midson’s penalty, was enough to see the Dons secure League Two football for another season.
Former Chelsea and Ipswich youngster Moore was only one of two veterans of the Blue Square Premier play-off final in Manchester two years ago.
He was injured for that clash, watching nervously from the bench, but says keeping his cool at the weekend was every bit as difficult as against Luton.
He said: “It’s an unbelievable day and one of the best of my career. Since I came here three years ago, there have been many ups and downs. We’ve had a promotion and although this year hasn’t gone to plan, to stay up on the last day is an unbelievable feeling.
“I didn’t play in that play-off final but the nerves were the same as they were today but it’s two different feelings really. Today was relief, we’re thankful that we did it, and we really don’t want to find ourselves in this position again at the end of next season. “
It has been a tough season for Moore, coming back into the fold in recent weeks following a lengthy injury lay-off.
The midfielder broke his leg back in December, ironically while playing against Saturday’s opponents Fleetwood, and he insists he has fully recovered.
He added: “My leg is fine now, I feel better for it, and that’s credit to Mike Rayner. I’m going to miss him and I’m sad to see him go, he really has been good to me. I’m delighted for everyone today, it’s been a great day, and a great way for him to sign off.
"I’m looking forward to a holiday with my family and some time off.”
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