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Wally: Stick with us in our battle to stay up

Manager's reaction after home draw against Accrington Stanley

6 April 2019

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Wally Downes was disappointed not to take all three points today, but he believes The Dons can still achieve the goal of staying in League One if everyone sticks together.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw at Accrington Stanley, a game in which Wimbledon had to settle for a point after a storming start, the manager said: “We are in a better position than we have been so it’s a point gained. The fans were terrific. Stick with us, we are in there battling, and we’ve given ourselves a chance – we’ve given you a chance – and we will only be able to do it together. Stick with us and we will do everything we can to get where we want to be.”

Wally felt that his side showed a lack of experience in failing to close out the game after such a bright start.

“The way we started the game and with the way we performed for the first 35-40 minutes I thought we should have gone on and won the game,” added Wally. “It was an impressive start from us, but we showed our inexperience by giving them a goal and then we lost our way for five minutes. We never really got our composure back after that.

“A lofted ball forward we should have defended better, but then we started chasing the ball when we shouldn’t have chased the ball. We made a mistake and that’s where the penalty came from as well. There were a couple of little things when we showed inexperience. We went from dominating the game and playing well, then making a mistake, and losing our shape, so we must learn from that.”

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