England-born midfielder of Ghanaian descent, Kwaku Frimpong is elated to secure all three points for AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday when they defeated Crawley Town 3-2 in the English Football League Two.
The 19-year-old banished a season of injury and frustration when he tucked away his first senior goal for the club.
Frimpong made his first start at right wing-back on Tuesday, and put distance between Wimbledon and a resurgent 10-men Crawley side with the club's third goal in the 3-2 Trophy victory.
“I’m grateful to have got the goal,” said Kwaku as quoted by the club's official website. "It sealed the win, even though I got one for them late on! But that happens. Most importantly, I’m happy with the victory."
“We said in the changing room that we needed to come out in the second-half with energy, but we didn’t do that. However, we made a few substitutions, switched back on and got the win. That was needed. Now the boys need to push on and get more wins and get us up the league table.
“It’s good experience for me to be playing first team football in this competition, getting involved and boosting my fitness. I haven’t played 90 minutes for ages, so it’s good to do that and I’m just happy with how it turned out. Towards the end I was feeling tired, but I’m grateful for the opportunity and to get myself on the scoresheet."
“Last season had a lot of ups and downs, but this season I’m just trying to get games under my belt, push forward, be a better player and hopefully I can come back and help Wimbledon.
“Alan Dowson and Martin Tyler at Dartford are great people and great coaches. They’re always giving me good advice and pushing me, so I’m happy to be working under them, just trying to be a better player and helping them progress up the league."