Dons make their "hard-earned" point on the road at Bury

Wandsworth Guardian: Back with a bang: Luke Moore celebrated his first start in four games with the equaliser at Bury on Saturday             SP79023 Back with a bang: Luke Moore celebrated his first start in four games with the equaliser at Bury on Saturday SP79023

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley described Saturday’s League Two draw at Bury as a “hard-earned point from a tough place to go”.

Luke Moore’s second half strike cancelled out a first half opener, and extended the Dons unbeaten run in the league to three games.

Ardley told the club’s website: “It was a decent point after we conceded.

“I thought we were poor in the first-half. They got it forward to their two strikers, played a good tempo, and they did not let us settle at any point. But we did not exploit the space behind them.

“We had worked hard all week in training with our two wingers penetrating by running in behind, but we did not do it.”

He added: “We were better in the second-half, but 15 minutes in I did not think we had enough momentum and I could not see us scoring.

“We made a tactical change and went three at the back with Jack Midson up front so that we had more threat in behind.

“We got the goal, but in the last five minutes they were going for the win and it was a bit backs to the wall. Overall, I think it was a hard-earned point at a tough place to go.”

Luke Moore, without a start in four games, was only in the starting line-up because Harry Pell was serving a one-match ban, but he had Ardley’s praise ringing in his ears at the final whistle.

“There is no one more honest and hard-working for the team than Luke Moore. He was left out of the team because I felt that he had played a lot of games in a short space of time and he was looking a bit tired.

“I left him out to freshen him up, but Luke is a fantastic player to have in the squad. Whatever position he plays in he will do a fantastic job for the team.”

Meanwhile, Charlie Strutton has joined Aldershot on an emergency one-month loan – the 24-year-old made his debut on Saturday in the Skrill Premier 5-1 win over Southport.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Out on loan: Charlie Strutton has joined Aldershot on a one-month loan


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