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Robinson: Win matters most

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson praised his patched-up side after they beat plucky non-league Dover 1-0 to reach the FA Cup third round.

Ben Reeves swept home the only goal in the 50th minute to see off the Skrill South minnows, who were unlucky not to secure a replay.

And Robinson said: "It wasn't convincing but we're through to the third round, and that's what cup football is all about.

"What you've seen here is a team who have lost one in 14 (Dover) and a team who have struggled over a period of time.

"We were the better team but we looked like we lacked a little bit of confidence, a bit of an edge and a bit of fluency to our play.

"But we've reached the third round for the third year in a row, which is a brilliant achievement by everyone involved.

"We've played a number of big games in this competition and we've become very fond of it as a club.

"Now it's a chance for us to get one of the big boys and hopefully that will get us some cash to allow me to rebuild in January.

"At the moment we're picking at bare bones. We've got a number of injuries but the young players have dug deep here."