The shine was taken off Jake Hesketh’s first goal for MK Dons as it came in defeat to Swindon Town. However, the 22-year-old’s right-footed strike against Carlisle United helped the Dons record back-to-back away wins at Brunton Park.
Hesketh has impressed since arriving at Stadium MK, with the Southampton loanee scoring in each of his starts.
Both of Hesketh’s goals have been spectacular strikes, with his goal in Cumbria sending the 300+ travelling support into rapturous applause.
“It’s not as nice when you score and don’t get three points,” Hesketh told iFollow MK Dons following the victory. "To get three points, and score away from home, felt really good.
“I’ve scored two good goals - that’s what I want to do is add goals. Maybe a tap in would be nice but they all count. I’m delighted to contribute to the win with my goal.”
He added: “I think they were the better team in the first half an hour, and we grabbed one against the run of play.
“Once you get that goal, you want to keep a clean sheet, unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that, but we came out the second half flying and got the win.”
Hesketh also reserved special praise for the MK Dons fans that made the journey to Brunton Park, and stated he was delighted to send them home with a smile on their face.
“Fair play to the fans for coming all this way," he said.
“It’s a long journey for them so to be able to send them home with three points and happy is what we set out to do – we always appreciate their support.”
Jake Hesketh and MK Dons will be looking to secure a third successive Sky Bet League Two victory when they take on Newport County at Stadium MK this coming Saturday afternoon.
Tickets are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons members. Supporters can upgrade their seat to East Centre for just £5 more while an upgrade to clubRed is available for a £10 premium.
Don’t forget, with a Club Dons membership you can enjoy a £5 discount on 10 EFL matches during the 2018/19 season - Young Dons members are entitled to £1 off all 2018/19 EFL matches. Season Ticket holders can also bring a friend for FREE on one occasion during the campaign while Premier Members can do so twice.
To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office/cash-only ticket booths or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.