Respect To Neal

Jan 1, 2017 | News, Web Watch




Neal Ardley, the Dons manager, said his side lacked quality on the ball in the New Year’s Eve match at The Memorial Stadium and said they were beaten by the better team at Bristol Rovers.

During his post-match interview Neal Ardley said that the standard of performances from AFC Wimbledon had fallen in recent weeks. “Our formation and game plan came up a bit short today. We aim to be big and physical, but we did not look like that today.”

“I thought the best team won today. We were at full stretch trying to contain them. We had a few fleeting moments in the first-half with half chances, but other than that we were working really hard to keep them out.”

“Their home record has been exceptional in the last 18 months and you could see why today. They had us at full stretch; they were brave, played a front four with men wide at times, and we had to dig in to stay in the game.”


AFC Wimbledon’s leading goal scorer this season, the 6 ft. 4 ins. striker, Tom Elliott, (pictured here) spearheaded the physical formation adopted by the Dons on New Year’s Eve at The Memorial Stadium.