Stand-in captain strives for defensive resilience
Will Antwi believes Wimbledon can start moving up the League 2 table if they can repeat the fighting spirit shown at Barnet on Saturday.
However, Antwi, who was captain at Underhill on Saturday due to the absence of Steven Gregory, says the Dons must work harder to eradicate defensive lapses after they conceded another set-piece in the 1-1 draw at Barnet.
“We know where we are in the league, but we know where we want to be and we are showing that we can fight for every result and every victory,” he told Dons Player. “I have not seen us give up yet and I do not think we will. The fans have to see that we are giving 100 per cent not matter what happens. Our support was amazing on Saturday and they were noisier than all the Barnet fans. I am glad that we were able to give them something to go back with.
“We have to keep working hard though and conceding from set-pieces is something we have been trying to prevent. We will keep working on it though until we get it right.”
Antwi, who has played in all 16 League 2 games since making his debut against Rochdale in early September, added that Saturday’s result was a step in the right direction – and that the future can be bright at AFC Wimbledon.
“We are no worse off now and we will take a point from it in the end,” said Antwi. “It took us a while to get to grips with what Barnet were doing and the coaching staff were trying to get instructions on to us. But once we got to grips with it after half-time we had a better go in the second-half. There was not much in it and we could have scored a few more than what we did.
“We have some good youngsters here with Jim Fenlon and Huw Johnson, who was solid and worked hard when he came on. Hopefully, there will be more improvement at AFC Wimbledon and we can continue to bring young players through.”