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Twine: We always believed

Sunday's match-winner reflects on the 3-2 victory...

28 December 2021

Scott Twine said he and his teammates never wavered in their belief that they could win their Boxing Day match with Lincoln City, despite falling two goals behind at the LNER Stadium.

Twine scored twice in the final half an hour of Sunday’s clash, alongside a Matt O’Riley goal, as the Dons fought back to secure a complete 3-2 victory and move to within a point of the play-off places in Sky Bet League One.

“We knew one goal could change it and that we had the quality to go on and win it,” Twine said in his post-match interview with iFollow MK Dons. “That's what we did.

“In the first half, we made silly mistakes and we got punished. When we had the ball, we were sloppy in possession and we weren't ruthless enough.

“(Liam Manning) lost it with us (at half-time) which we fully expected and fully deserved. At half time, it's usually just tactical adjustments but this time we talked about how had to fight for pride.

“We've come from behind in a lot of games this season and we know we’re a dangerous team as we always look like scoring goals.”

Twine scored his first goal with an hour on the clock – a composed one-on-one finish past Imps goalkeeper Josh Griffiths – before completing the fightback in the final minute of regulation time, finding the net courtesy of a deflected volley.

“(For the first goal) I was going to take a touch but I saw the keeper coming so I let it slide across my body and tucked it away with my left foot.

“The second one was just instinct. Peter has flicked it up to me, and I thought I'd get half a yard to shoot. I think it was going in anyway but it took a deflection and went in the other corner - I'll take it!

“(Scoring a late winner) is the best feeling there is - it's what I play football for. If we don't win, or I don't play well, I go home frustrated but to win the game, to score two goals there is no better feeling.”

He added: “This is the most I've enjoyed my football in my life and that's thanks to everyone - the players, staff and the fans - I'm loving it.”

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Scott Twine and MK Dons are back in Stadium MK action on New Year's Day when they take on Gillingham.

Tickets are priced from are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE. Upgrades are available to East Centre and West Centre.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622933.


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