Superman Lawrence comes to the rescue
‘SUPERMAN’ goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux came to the rescue for Swindon with a string of fine saves before Jon Obika’s last-gasp equaliser earned them a point in their relegation battle.
Kieran Agard had given MK Dons the lead at the County Ground from the penalty spot on 43 minutes, but Obika kept the relegationthreatened Robins’ survival hopes alive with a 90th-minute equaliser.
However it was Vigouroux who was the star of the show for the home side, denying Agard, Ben Reeves and Harvey Barnes and his head coach Luke Williams was quick to heap praise on the keeper.
“To make saves that he has no right to make we really owe him for this performance,” Williams said. “Lawrence had a red cape on his back and a big ‘S’ on his chest to rescue a point.
“We needed the point, we know that, so we decided to be brave in the second half with one or two central defenders joining the attack to try and put them under pressure.
“We had to ride our luck again at the other end of the pitch but you can’t have everything.
“I think we’re value for a point even though the opposition outclassed us for periods of the game.”
After having the majority of the chances, Dons eventually took the lead when Charlie Colkett brought down Reeves in the box and Agard converted from 12 yards.
Yet, against the run of play, Obika was played in and after having several opportunities earlier in the game, this time he found the back of the net with a low strike.
In the sixth minute of injury-time Ed Upson – who had earlier hit the bar – should have grabbed the winner, but blazed it over the bar on a frustrating afternoon for Robbie Neilson’s men.
“We were the totally dominant team and played some fantastic football, but we have to put the ball in the back of the net,” Neilson said.
“We should have scored six goals easy, but we didn’t and that’s why we’re sitting here with one point.
“The positive we can take is that we’re creating chances.
“When it’s 1-0 with a couple of minutes to go and they go gung-ho, we make a sloppy mistake in the middle and it’s a goal.
“When you’re playing against a team near the bottom, they had to win here.
“If we go 2-0 the game’s finished but credit to them, they kept fighting and it’s our fault we didn’t win the game.”
STAR MAN STUART O’KEEFE MK Dons