Date: 26th March 2014 at 9:29pm
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Manager Neal Ardley has praised the resilience of the team having battled back from behind in the game against Northampton to take a point.

It was a topsy turvy match where we took the lead inside the opening 15 minutes before falling two one behind to them as the game drew to a close. Thankfully though we got the leveller through Moore at the death of the game to extend our unbeaten run to four matches now.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, the gaffer said it was a good example of the strength we now have indepth at the club as obviously we were missing Danny Hylton through illness, Darren Jones with an elbow problem and Kevin Sainte-Luce with a hamstring problem and we were even reduced to ten men on the day and still fought back.

‘Credit to the boys because it shows the strength in our squad that we can miss those players and still put out a team to get a result. We are still striving to finish as high as we possibly can. I think 54 points is the most we have got in the league, so we want to try and top that and say it’s been Wimbledon’s best season.’

Ardley goes on to credit the desire and drive of the team by pointing out it was a 97th minute goal against Burton, a 96th minute goal last weekend and the same last night, and he can’t credit the team enough for going right until that final whistle in order to get the results we want or at least deserve based on our performances.

‘I would be stunned if our fans did not go home proud. The players scrapped for absolutely everything. We did not deserve to lose, we started brilliantly and could have been 2-0 up.’

He goes on to say that it was just unfortunate that goalkeeper Ross Worner’s punch went towards the goal and not in any other direction as that set up everything needed for the penalty. All he could add was that Jack was adamant it wasn’t handball in the true sense, but Ardley had to admit it did hit his hand and whatever the middle ground and difference is, you have to expect referees to give them.

Coming out with the draw therefore was the least he felt we deserved from our efforts, because we limited them massively in the second half and tactically the players followed what they were asked to and he felt we were ‘brilliant.’

Can we make it five unbeaten, but grab the extra victory in that run?

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