AFC Wimbledon came out of a vital relegation battle with Rochdale last night on the right side of a remarkable 4-3 score line.
The Wombles fell behind in the second minute, equalised only to immediately go behind again before surging into a 3-2 lead. When Ian Henderson bagged an 81st minute leveller for the home side, it seemed to have ensured the game’s spoils were split equally.
Instead, Joe Pigott completed his hat trick from the penalty spot five minutes into stoppage time.
It was a hammer blow for Dale, fighting the drop themselves, but it gave the Dons hope of a remarkable reprieve. They’re now just five points adrift of safety, having looked doomed at one point.
They host London rivals Charlton this weekend, before being given a chance to gain ground on another relegation haunted side, Shrewsbury. It’s going to be a big ask to stay up, but these Dons fans on social media certainly think they can do it.
The great escape is on!
— simon read (@simonnread) February 19, 2019
Never ever doubt a Dons side to do what we all think is impossible,because that's when we come alive,this going to the wire,so hold on tight
— Ernie Sharp (@HayDonMeadow) February 19, 2019
On a night of never ending twists and turns, what a great ending. Great win Dons, let's make a real fight of this now.
— sbartram (@sabartram) February 19, 2019
Unbelievable match. Could have scored 10
— Ollie Lewis (@OllieLewis1) February 19, 2019
Aww I knew it would make your evening! But the names Wimbledon. AFC Wimbledon.
— Ben (@BlueSparkzUK) February 19, 2019
We got this! Go Dons! ??
— ? (@foxmasonwhitman) February 19, 2019
I was there and I still can't believe it!!! Great shift from the lads and to the management team! So proud of you all! COYD!
— Marco cura (@Crewewomble) February 20, 2019
Wally Downes has literally turned us around. We can still stay up! let´s do it Dons
— RikkiBesti (@RikkiBesti98) February 19, 2019