Next Game

AFC W'don v Northamptn

Friday, 03 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Prenton Park

Last Game

Tranmere 1 - 1 AFC W'don

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Ardley bemoans sloppy Dons

Neal Ardley feels it is no coincidence Wimbledon are on a six-match winless run, having conceded first in all of those games.

Last Updated: 26/10/13 at 21:04

Neal Ardley: None too pleased

Neal Ardley: None too pleased

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

James Constable set the ball rolling for the U's in the sixth minute as he latched onto Asa Hall's fine cross from the right and powered a header back across goal and home.

And eight minutes from time, Deane Smalley, on as a substitute, put the result beyond doubt from the penalty spot after he was hauled down by Dons defender Rhys Weston.

Ardley said: "I am not going to go looking for excuses but it happens too often that we concede the first goal and that coincides with a six-game winless run.

"We were all right in general play and we work hard for each other but we have been lacking a little bit and we are chasing games and leaving gaps.

"I don't want us to be chasing games - I would rather we were getting the first goal in these games instead. But there is no magic formula to get the boys' confidence up.

"It is tough at the moment but I have to sit down with them and make sure everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet. After that it is just hard work.

"These are my players who I have signed and I have got to lead them. I can't batter them as they have given me a shift and tried their socks off against a strong Oxford side."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Israel 0-3 Wales: Gareth Bale's double sends Wales top of Group B

Gareth Bale scored two and set up another as Wales moved to the top of Group B with a 3-0 win over 10-man Israel in Haifa.

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool trip to Arsenal

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool's trip to Arsenal, despite pulling out of England's Turin date.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company