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Eaves: “We really ground it out”

13 March 2013

Big Tom delighted with brace in MK Dons win

By Matt Johnson

Two goals in a dramatic 3-2 victory at stadium mk over the Dons left Town striker Tom Eaves in jubilation and hungry for more for the League One run-in.

The thunderous strikes came just three minutes apart in the early stages to put Town in control, but the Dons had drawn level in the second half before an own goal clinched all three points.

“It was a great result for the lads,” said Eaves. “We really ground it out and worked as a team and it’s great to get the result.

“It was fantastic to score two. I felt good before the game and once one goes in, I was on a high. It was a bit of a crazy ten minutes.

“I’m really pleased to just be scoring goals again; I don’t think there’s a better feeling.”
Leading at the break, Town conceded immediately after the interval and spent much of the second period under the cosh, with Eaves paying credit to the “resilient” rear-guard that managed to stem the constant wave of Dons pressure.

“They [MK Dons] looked strong in the second half and moved the ball about quickly. I thought we worked really hard to get behind the ball. It was a struggle, but we got there in the end.

“Resilient is the word. We all worked together as a team, it was a tremendous effort really and it’s fantastic to get the result, it’s exactly what we needed.” 

With several of Town’s rivals not in action due to the weather and Colchester only managing to draw, the gap to the bottom four now stands at seven points, and Eaves hints that it could give them the mental edge heading forward.

“We realised there were a few games called off because of the snow and at this stage, with our win, it piles on the pressure to others around us and it will be even better if we can get a victory on Saturday against Crewe.”

Back the boys and snap up your tickets online here for what will be intense relegation rivalry clash with Oldham at the Greenhous Meadow next Saturday (23 Mar).

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