Spurs loanee Troy Parrott started for MK Dons in their League One fixture with Cheltenham Town (unfortunately Kion Etete wasn’t in the squad for Cheltenham), on Tuesday evening. Parrott completed the whole of the match (MK Dons won it 3-1), as he started out to the left of centre-forward Mohamed Eisa, and deservedly scored two goals in the match. Early on in the game the Republic of Ireland international tried to meet MK Dons defender Harry Darling’s lofted pass into the Cheltenham penalty area. However, the forward, who had made a good run in-behind the Cheltenham defence, couldn’t quite control the ball, with Eisa also trying to get the ball. And in the end the Cheltenham goalkeeper gathered the ball. Troy Parrott deservedly scored his first goal of the year for MK Dons, in the 26th minute of the game. After Kaine Kesler Hayden passed the ball to Matthew Smith to the right side of the Cheltenham box, Smith delivered a nice cross into the penalty area, which the Dubliner met. Parrott guided his header well into the right corner of the goal to give MK Dons the lead.
Continuing to make good runs into space as the game went on, early on in the second half a lofted ball over the Cheltenham defence was almost latched onto by Parrott. However, he couldn’t quite head the ball on goal, as he was unable to reach it in the end. Then in the 85th minute of the game a good all round performance ended with Troy getting his second goal of the game. After receiving Theodor Corbeanu’s pass down the right side of the pitch, Parrott brought the ball into the Cheltenham penalty area well, before finishing really well by hitting the ball across goal and into the bottom left hand corner of the goal, to get MK Dons’s third goal of the game. This was another very good performance from the hardworking forward, and it was really great to see him score two goals.