Neal Ardley was an emotional man last night after watching his AFC Wimbledon heroes come from behind to beat MK Dons 3-2 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

It was the first time in three games the Dons have overturned their bitter rivals in games after defeats in the 2012 FA Cup and the Capital One Cup earlier this season.

Goals from Adebayo Azeez, Sean Rigg and Adebayo Akinfenwa iat stadium:MK were enough to write a new chapter in Dons' history, send the 200 or so travelling Dons fans back down the M1 in delirious mood and put the side into the hat for the southern area third round draw.

Ardley told Dons Player: "It means everything to me and I was emotional at the end because it’s such a big deal.

"I don’t think it’s quite as big as the Fleetwood match and staying up because of all the pressure and the months of hard work we had put in, but it’s up there.

"I am over the moon. I’m proud to lead this team and I wanted to be the person that delivered the first win against them. I’m delighted that I’ve done that."

Dons are back in League Two action this weekend at the Cherry Red Records stadium when Bury are the visitors.