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Ardley - Best Team Didn't Win

Ardley - Best Team Didn't Win

Manager Neal Ardley has said that he felt Wimbledon were by far the better side in yesterday's league loss to Portsmouth.

A goal early in the second half was enough to secure all three points for the home side, but it would be fair to say that neither side really had a glut of chances, and things were pretty much level in the statistics department, but they made their chance count, and Ardley was left ruing what should've been at least a point on the day.

Speaking to the Official Site following the match our gaffer explained.

'The boys were brave and they gave us all the things that we had worked on in training, but we lost the game and that's hard to take. We restored a little bit of pride at the same time. You only have to look at how many goal attempts that they had and they did not open us up or anything. The disappointing thing was that at half time we told the players that the only way that they would score is if we allowed them to get a cross into the box and they could do something with their height...five minutes later that's what happened for the goal. We switched off and we got punished for it.'

Aside from that momentary disappointment that cost us a share of the spoils, Ardley says that in the first half we controlled and dominating and were by far the better team, and for large parts in the second half he felt that was replicated.

'Credit to them they ground out the win and threw bodies in the way, we have one cleared off the line and I don't think their player knew anything about it.'

The gaffer also had huge credit for the travelling fans, calling them phenomenal, and he's really disappointed that we couldn't give their efforts a just reward by sending them hope with something, but he does hope they at least enjoyed the performance even though it is a results based business.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday February 16 2014
Time: 7:20AM

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