Debu­tant Green has Adams all an­i­mated

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Richard Gar­nett

MICKY Adams ad­mit­ted he couldn’t have asked for more from debu­tant Ge­orge Green af­ter the Ever­ton loa­nee sal­vaged a point for Tran­mere with a stunning late equaliser against AFC Wim­ble­don.

The vis­i­tors led on 29 min­utes through Ade­bayo Ak­in­fenwa, af­ter his right foot shot from the edge of the box took a de­flec­tion that de­ceived Rovers goal­keeper Peter Bre­zo­van.

But Green was determined to have the fi­nal say and deep into in­jury time curled a stu­pen­dous left foot shot into the top cor­ner, send­ing Pren­ton Park into rap­tures be­fore pick­ing up a book­ing for overzeal­ous cel­e­bra­tions.

A re­lieved Adams said: “I think the boy lacks con­fi­dence doesn’t he! Ter­rific per­for­mance and fan­tas­tic abil­ity and I think he’ll be a big player for us in the next seven games.

“For a loan player to come here and have that type of im­pact is re­mark­able, but Joe Royle and Roberto Martinez spoke very highly of him. We’ve seen why here.

“I would have been bit­terly dis­ap­pointed to have lost it and not got any­thing out of the game so to nick a point at the end – we’ll gladly ac­cept that and move onto the next one. I’m re­ally pleased for the boys that we’ve got some­thing out of it.”

Prior to Ak­in­fenwa’s opener, Bre­zo­van was forced into a tax­ing save from Sean Rigg be­fore flap­ping at the en­su­ing cor­ner as the Dons looked to test Tran­mere’s re­solve.

Tran­mere’s Adam Dudgale nar­rowly headed wide of the post af­ter the break fol­low­ing a de­liv­ery from Green.

Green then tested Dons keeper Ross Worner twice be­fore Max Power drove inches wide of the post as Rovers piled on the pres­sure.

Cap­tain Steve Jen­nings missed a gilt edge chance to draw Tran­mere level, pulling a right foot shot wide from six yards fol­low­ing Jen­ni­son Myrie-Wil­liams’ low cross be­fore Green un­leashed his stunning strike in in­jury time to res­cue a point.

Right at the death sub­sti­tute Ade­bayo Azeez was de­nied a penalty when he ap­peared to be bun­dled over by Janoi Dona­cien, but ref­eree Andy Woolmer waved it away to the de­spair of Wim­ble­don as­sis­tant manager Neil Cox.

He said: “It was a def­i­nite penalty.

“I think that’s the sixth time now that we’ve had an op­por­tu­nity of a penalty, es­pe­cially late on in a game, and we haven’t got it.

“The ref­eree is in a per­fect po­si­tion. He knows it’s time up and he’s got to give a big de­ci­sion. That’s his job to give a big de­ci­sion at the end of the game, and he doesn’t give it.”

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