Less than two months ago, Danny Kedwell was excitedly talking about the possibility of playing in the Football League with AFC Wimbledon.

He was about to lead them out at the City of Manchester stadium for the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final and was hailed by all as captain marvel firing the Dons back to where they belonged.

But, not long after he scored the winning penalty in that final, the one club that could tempt Kedwell away from Kingsmeadow, Gillingham, who he has supported since childhood, came knocking and suddenly the hero of May 21 was heading for the exit.

"Any other club I would not have gone," said Kedwell, who completed the move last Friday.

"But, as Gillingham showed an interest it made me change my mind.

"People who grew up in Wimbledon would love to play for Wimbledon as it is their local side and I have been saying that about Gillingham since I watched them when I was seven.

"If I didn't do it I could never have played for my local side.

"It was still very difficult though, I loved it at Wimbledon and love the people there and everyone was brilliant to me.

"Anyone that goes to that club feels welcome so it was very hard to leave and if it wasn't Gillingham, I would not have gone."

Kedwell leaves the club after three seasons, scoring 67 goals in 147 appearances, but his most important kick no doubt came in that shoot-out in Manchester.

"I have gone out on a massive high," said the 28-year-old, whose morning commute has been cut from 90 minutes to 15.

"And you never know, I could have stayed and got an injury or had a bad season and then wonder why I didn't go out on a high when I had the chance.

"Hopefully, it will be the last kick in non-league football for Wimbledon.

"That's what all the Wimbledon fans have been waiting for and to do that is the best high you could have."