Parrett’s a cut above in penalty games
IT WAS literally fun and games when AFC Wimbledon were awarded a penalty in their 3-1 midweek win against Rochdale.
The Dons were 2-0 up against Dale and then presented with a chance to score their third goal in six second half minutes.
Striker Lyle Taylor and midfielder Dean Parrett came together after the hosts were awarded the spot-kick.
But instead of an ugly public show of dissent over who would take it, they instead settled it like men…
Parrett said: “We played rock, paper, scissors to see who would take it! When we won the penalty I went for the ball and he said ‘I’m taking it’ so I said ‘play you for it’.
“I beat him and I said ‘I’ve got to take it now’ and he let me. The pressure was on but I picked a corner, hit it well and it went in.”
Wimbledon are now safe and the fans have one ambition for the final month of the season – to cap a great first year in League One by finishing ahead of MK Dons.
Manager Neal Ardley has ‘private goals’ for his players in the final few weeks and his response when asked if that included ending the year in front of their bitter rivals gave little away.
“I’ll let you write whatever you want on that!” said the manager when quizzed by reporters last Tuesday.
PLAY YOU FOR IT: Dean Parrett