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Tis: A good point

MK Dons boss on draw with Mansfield Town, the winning run coming to an end and Jordan Houghton's goal...

29 October 2018

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Tis: A good point

MK Dons boss on draw with Mansfield Town, the winning run coming to an end and Jordan Houghton's goal...

29 October 2018

Paul Tisdale felt his MK Dons side picked up a ‘good point’ at Mansfield Town.

Tisdale’s men were unable to extend their winning run to six games at the One Call Stadium but were able to come away with a result which saw them close the gap on Sky Bet League Two leaders Lincoln City to two points.

The Dons, who are second in the table, are now unbeaten in their last eight games.

“We come away with a good point, I feel,” Tisdale said in his post-match press conference.

"“It was a fabulous game played in real winter conditions between two teams who wanted to win it. We certainly played good football despite the conditions.

"There was no point where we wanted to settle for a point - we were very competitive and it could have gone our way. We did enough to score a second, but they did enough for a point too - I'm not belittling Mansfield's effort and how much they tried to win the game too.

“I wouldn’t say I was happy because I wanted to win it but I'm not disappointed about it either. Mansfield are hard to beat so I'm comfortable with the way we played and the result.”

He continued: “[The winning run] was always going to finish at some point. I don't sense any regret or disappointment from the players at all.

“It has been a good month for us and we’ve shown we are capable of continuity. We're doing so well and we have to keep it going - success will take its course if that continues.”

Here’s what else Tisdale had to say in his post-match press conference...
On Mansfield’s goal...
“It's hard to criticise anyone when the ball rockets in from 25 yards but maybe we could have cleared [the free-kick] a bit better.”

On Jordan Houghton’s goal...
“He hit one like that at Swindon [Town] that hit the bar. I don't think he'll be up there in those positions too often! His game is developing. It needs to be all-encompassing and when he gets the opportunity, he's a safe pair of hands when it comes to striking the ball. It was a sweet strike and a lovely goal.”

On the difficult conditions...
“It's not a big pitch, it was bouncy and the referee was letting a few challenges go. We made it into a football match with the courage to play out and that was how we were going to win it. It was a strong defensive display too.”

On Jordan Moore-Taylor’s injury...
“It was as much precaution as a judgement on his injury - a tight thigh. It was disappointing he had to go off but we weren't sure it was worth risking it.”


Paul Tisdale and MK Dons are back on the road this weekend when they travel to The Checkatrade Stadium to take on Crawley Town.

Tickets, available in either standing or seated areas, are priced from £16 adults, £12 seniors, £11 under-21s, £10 under-18s and £4 under-16s while under-11s can watch for just £1.

Coach travel, meanwhile, is available at £17 for Season Ticket holders and £18 all other supporters. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 11am.

To book tickets/travel click HERE, visit the Box Office or call 0333 200 5343. Coach travel will be available to book until 5pm on Friday 2nd November, subject to availability.

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