Craig MacGillivray and MK Dons claimed a 1-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers in the first Stadium MK league fixture of the season, which saw the goalkeeper sustain a clean-sheet in his 200 league appearance.
Saturday saw the second successive league victory for Graham Alexander’s men, Mo Eisa’s glancing header connected with Alex Gilbey’s set-piece delivery and located the far netting to separate the two sides.
Within his Stadium MK league debut, MacGillivray, as well as the team managed to hold Tranmere at an arms-length, which guaranteed a positive result. When asked about the game, the goalkeeper said “A win and a clean sheet, two wins from two, but it's still early days.
“You saw a different side to us in the second-half. We can play good, attacking football like we did at Wrexham, but you can see we're able to grit it out, knuckle down and keep teams out as well.
“We were really good in the first-half, we played some really good football. In the second-half, I think Tranmere changed their system and we couldn't get to grips with it, couldn't get out of our half as easily. But you saw the other side of us, everyone put in a real shift, and we came away with the three points.”
MacGillvray also commented on the clean-sheet he earned during his 200 professional league appearance as a player “It's massively important. As keepers and defenders, you pride yourself on clean-sheets.
“If you can keep that door shut at our end, it allows the strikers to go and score and that's a good recipe for winning games. But based on the first-half performance, I think we deserved the three points.”
The Dons’ most-recent result has seen them place atop the Sky Bet League Two table within the first few weeks of the 2023/24 campaign. Although a great position to be, the goalkeeper mentioned “There’s a long way to go.
“It’s obviously nice to be winning games. I’d much rather be winning than losing, that’s for sure. But there will be twists and turns, different opponents along the way and we have to be ready for all of it.”
Craig MacGillivray and MK Dons will look to make it three wins in a row when they travel to Broadfield Stadium on Tuesday evening to take on Crawley Town, kick-off 7.45pm.
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