By The MKDSA Media Team
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The Dons made a couple of changes, one due to Johnathan Leko’s three match ban for a kick at a Lincoln player late on in Tuesday’s draw and Josh McEachran picking up an injury.
In a first virtually devoid of anything positive from the Dons the hosts scored from a miss hit shot that fell at the feet of the only player who was unmarked in the box. Its what happens when you’re at the bottom and your only luck is bad luck.
The ref made a rod for his by brandishing his yellow card a bit to readily. With two booked from each side.
I will say in my opinion that while Zak Jules remained on the park there was a clear elbow into a Vale face. We could be looking at retrospective action again here.
The Dons walked of looking like zombies. Shoulders slumped utterly devoid of ideas or interest in changing things. It was like Tuesday night but worse, on Tuesday we managed to keep the ball and pass it.
HT Vale 1 – 0 Dons
The second half started with Grigg on for Lawrence as the Dons switched formation in an attempt to create chances.
Ten minutes in and there it was …a proper actual shot, it was wide from Captain Harvie, but unlike their chance it whizzed past Eisa and out.
“Your not fit to wear the shirt” rang out from the away end, after 60 minutes. Shortly after Max Dean replaced Mo Eisa.
A clear second yellow for the Vale 14 wasn’t given but it hardly mattered in the grand scheme of things.
I could into more detail about the remainder but I’m going to match the perceived effort made by this team and say nahhh can’t be bothered.
It was gutless and clueless. Such little effort and desire from too many. I’d like to see a supporter go into the dressing room and tell them how so many of us feel. We see you stroll, not challenge, not chase. Play a poor ball, the wrong ball.
We never have the right to win a game, but we do have the right to expect effort and a certain ability. There needs to be a serious look in the mirror from many of our squad.
Theres no Paynes Player Ratings …I dread to think what would have been written.
On to Cambridge.