Mansfield Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

Terry Brown lavished praise on namesake keeper Seb after his penalty heroics at Field Mill ended Wimbledon’s recent rut.

The Dons have not been at the races for some time – and on Wednesday night were humiliated 5-0 at York City.

But they held firm this afternoon with Brown, in for usual number one James Pullen, the hero.

He kept out two spot kicks, one from Jake Speight and another in injury time from the right foot of big striker Kyle Perry.

It preserved the lead given to the visitors by Danny Kedwell inside ten minutes. He got on the end of Will Hendry’s ball to add to his great goals tally after an error from Town star Luke Foster.

And Wimbledon’s win was even more remarkable considering they had ten men for most of the second half after Derek Duncan was red carded.

Manager Brown was delighted with the win, and paid tribute to his keeper – a lifelong Wimbledon fan – after his late penalty saves.

He said: “Seb was first class today, he is a very good goalkeeper and someone who can win you games.

“He was fantastic and the hero of the day for us. We needed this win to raise spirits as it’s been a horrible week for everyone.

“The result up at York was not what we wanted and we defended as a team here and we showed fantastic character. This is a difficult place to come.

“We may not be able to reach the play-offs but there’s still a lot for the players to play for. We have clawed back a bit of pride.”

Stags manager David Holdsworth, twin bother of former Don Dean, also sung the praises of the custodian.

Holdsworth said: “I must congratulate their goalkeeper for an excellent performance. He has made two excellent saves and they have cost us.

“We had about 20 opportunities to finish them off and just needed to take one or two of them. You just come out of it rueing your luck but I understand our crowd’s reaction.

“We have dominated the game and came away with nothing. You are left scratching your head.”