Alexander’s Dons get a rare win over Donny Rovers to make it two wins from two at StadiumMK and climb back to the top of the league on goal difference.
The Dons came out like a greyhound at the starting gate of a race at Towcester, with two close calls to score inside the opening sixty seconds.
After that, it went a bit like Crawley as the bottom two placed visitors started to play and misrepresent their lowly league position.
Rovers had carved out several good half chances, where, but for a misplaced pass or three, they’d have been 1-0 up. Then, against the run of play the Dons played a bit of football, and Leko’s cross found Harvie, and with the freedom of the penalty box, he fired home and gave the Dons an unlikely lead.
Leko dragged one wide when we’ll placed to make it two nil, MacGillivray kept Donny out with a solid pair of hands and then from a corner O’Hora claimed a second as he got to the cross first to steer the ball into the bottom right hand corner with a bullet header on thirty three minutes.
There weren’t too many other chances in the first half.
There was a fairly slow start to the second half as it seemed the Dons were content with a two goal lead and Doncaster couldn’t quite click, well until the fifty-fifth minute anyway. Then they exploded as Molyneux, after teasing the Dons defence with control and pace, dropped a shoulder and pulled the trigger from just inside the right edge of the box. It screamed past MacGillivray for 2-1.
Eisa got injured on sixty minutes, and then we had the bizarre situation of him being treated and side-lined, and yet Leko was subbed. Obviously, we had the all too common strop. To be fair here, it didn’t quite make sense as to compound things Eisa didn’t make it to the end.
The final twenty minutes saw Rovers the most likely scorers, but in the end, the Dons hung on for the W.
Yet again, winning while not exactly playing well at times isn’t an issue, but this is still papering over the cracks.
We have a distinct lack of numbers, and we’ll qualify that with its about lack of quality in depth.
We have the distraction of the EFL Trophy on Tuesday and the closing of the transfer window before we travel to Crewe.