DEFENDER Alan Bennett paid tribute to AFC Wimbledon’s management team for having the guts to make a key tactical switch at Gillingham on Saturday.
First-half strikes from Deon Burton and former Wimbledon hero Danny Kedwell looked to have put the Dons to the sword at Priestfield.
But Neal Ardley and assistant Neil Cox tinkered with the formation during the interval and goals from Jack Midson and Jonathan Meades (pictured) rescued a priceless point.
Bennett felt the bold changes, as well as some half-time hairdryer treatment, did the trick as the Dons gave themselves hope heading into the final day.
He said: “We had an absolute rocket at half-time from the gaffer. He was spot on with everything that he said. He laid it out for us plain and simple and I think the boys responded really well.
“We switched it and went three at the back. He had the guts to switch it and told us to tighten up and stay in the game. As the match wore on, it looked as though there was only one team that was going to score.”
Wimbledon host Fleetwood Town in the final game of the League Two season this Saturday.
The Cod Army head into Saturday’s final game at Kingsmeadow with nothing left to play for, having suffered a 3-1 home loss to Chesterfield at the weekend.
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