‘It was carnage’ – AFC Wimbledon hero Ronan Curtis picks up ball-boy and is engulfed

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MATCH-WINNER Ronan Curtis revealed AFC Wimbledon players had been egging each other on in training all week before their last-gasp victory against MK Dons on Saturday. 

Curtis scored the only goal in the 94th minute to spark wild scenes at Plough Lane. Curtis – who only joined on a free transfer in January – whipped off his shirt and lifted up a ball-boy as he was engulfed in his team-mates and home fans. 

It was his third goal in seven League Two games for the Dons, all of them in games Johnnie Jackson’s side have won. 

Wimbledon avenged their 3-1 defeat at MK Dons in January. 

It was the Dons’ first win over their rivals in ten games since March 2017 in League One. 

“We knew we owed them one from when we played them away,” Curtis said on Wimbledon’s website. “We weren’t great then and we all knew that. 

“All this week we’ve been getting into each other and telling each other it’s a massive game. The lads did brilliant today. 

“It was carnage, in terms of the celebrations. I’m just glad to have scored the winner in a big, big game.

“It was crazy to play in. I was a little bit disappointed to not start the game. I want to play every match, but the gaffer is looking after me because I’ve been out for quite a while due to injury. Whenever I was called upon, I was there to deliver.” 

Curtis had words of praise for Omar Bugiel. 

Curtis said: “He gets kicked from pillar to post, all the time. He does so much work for the team. I’m buzzing for him that he got man of the match, he did really well.”

Josh added: “It’s what he brings to the team. I was with him last season at Sutton and everyone in the league knows that he’s a handful. He heads the ball, he tackles, he runs and I think that’s what represents Wimbledon Football Club.” 


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