Murray Wallace put in a man of the match performance on Saturday, as he helped his Iron side on their way to a huge three points against MK Dons at Glanford Park.It was the away side who took the lead in the first half, as Kieran Agard connected with a low Ben Reeves cross, leaving Luke Daniels helpless.
United will have felt aggrieved to be behind at the break, and went about trying to overturn the score-line in the second half.
The double change of Kevin van Veen and Paddy Madden coming on altered the game for the better, as van Veen’s shot was parried into Madden’s path to level the scores after 65 minutes.
Then Josh Morris broke down the right wing and laid a ball across the box, into the path of Madden, to double his goal tally for the game and give the Iron a fully warranted three points.
Wallace told The Iron PlayerHD after the game: “It was a tough match, they are a good team, and they put us under a lot of pressure.
“It was a really good result in the end. I think we came out in the second half and showed them what we’re all about.”
Wallace felt MK were more than a little lucky to have the lead at half time, believing the Iron were on top for large parts of the opening 45 minutes.
“They had one good chance, and then scored from the other. We felt we were on top, so for them to go in front at half time we were a bit frustrated," he stated.
The Scotsman was full of praise for the players that came off the bench, and especially for match-winner Madden.
He said: “The lads that came on did excellent. Joe (Anyon) came on and pulled off a great save, and Paddy (Madden) and Kev (van Veen) played well.
“Paddy’s two goals were excellent and credit to everyone in the squad and to the lads that came off the bench.
“He (Paddy) was out injured for a while, but he’s been dying to get back into the team. We all know what he’s about – he’s a goal scorer, so for him to come off the bench and score both goals shows the quality we have in the squad.”
The next League One game comes on Tuesday as the team travel to third-bottom Oldham Athletic, but Wallace stated the squad are aware of the threat teams that are down at the wrong end of the table can possess.
“They’re struggling a bit just now but they will be fighting, and they will have a point to prove as most teams do against top of the league," he concluded.
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