Ryan Lowe’s strike against Stevenage last weekend not only confirmed the result that afternoon but also his place alongside Dean Bowditch as the Club’s joint top-goalscorer this season.
Although loanee Patrick Bamford had put the Dons ahead in the season finale, Lowe sealed the victory in the 78thminute by finishing past several Boro defenders after cooly rounding the home ‘keeper.
That goal saw the former Bury man finish the campaign on 12 goals, the same total that winger Bowditch had tallied in his second full season at stadiummk.
And Bowditch, who netted his 12th goal in the 2-0 win over Brentford on Easter Monday, was pleased to see his fellow front-man join him on top of the goal-scoring charts, even though it meant he had to share the trophy.
Speaking to mkdons.com, the 26-year-old forward said: “Every season I’ve been playing I’ve wanted to finish as top goalscorer. It’s nice to be up there again this year and Lowey deserves to be there with me.
“Since Christmas, he’s been in a different gear. I’m sure he’ll admit himself that he found it difficult adapting to the way we play at the start of the year but as soon as he’s done that he’s been really, really good and he’s caught right up with me and, in fairness, he could have quite easily overtaken me.
“I thought he was going to pass that last one to me but I don’t blame him for finishing it off himself. He deserves to be up there and with the way he played this second half of the season he deserves to be outright top goalscorer.
“Personally, I would have liked a few more goals and if wasn’t for a bit of poor finishing or bad luck at times then I might have done that. I’m still into double figures, though, which is quite a good return considering where I play.”