Wimbledon boss felt players deserved more

Wimbledon boss felt players deserved more

Wimbledon boss felt players deserved more

First published in United News Herald Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

Neal Ardley felt a 2-1 defeat at Oxford United was harsh on his AFC Wimbledon players.

The visitors were the better side for much of the first half, but went in at the break trailing to Tom Newey’s headed goal from a corner.

David Connolly doubled the lead, before Charlie Wyke brought the Londoners back into the game.

They were unable late on to force an equaliser, which Ardley thought his side’s efforts had merited.

“I thought we played quite well on a really difficult pitch,” said the Dons boss.

“I cannot take anything from it though, because we have lost the game.

“I felt that we could get something and though I cannot say we were the better team I did not think there was a lot between the two sides.

“We were in the ascendancy during parts of the game.

“We won 75 per cent of the battles, but we’ve lost 2-1. I feel for the players because they have done a lot of what I asked of them apart from those two moments that cost us.

“I’m very disappointed because I don’t think we deserved to lose.”

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9:33am Mon 3 Feb 14

Richard Wickson says...

It says a lot that, as often, we have the opposition Manager giving his thoughts on here before our own. OU will only speak to their own Yellow World and then the OM get a piece, usually pinched from that.
It seems mean spirited of the club, there is also rarely anything on BBC Sport Oxford United page except for ancient history.
Although I subscribe to YW I think the club would benefit from reaching a wider audience and therefore , in the bigger picture, benefit financially.
It says a lot that, as often, we have the opposition Manager giving his thoughts on here before our own. OU will only speak to their own Yellow World and then the OM get a piece, usually pinched from that. It seems mean spirited of the club, there is also rarely anything on BBC Sport Oxford United page except for ancient history. Although I subscribe to YW I think the club would benefit from reaching a wider audience and therefore , in the bigger picture, benefit financially. Richard Wickson
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