Ardley praises his "resilient" Dons

Surrey Comet: Chance: Mansfield Town clear the danger on a day when it would be Dons Ross Worner who made the most telling contribution in a 0-0 draw              All pictures: SP80768 Chance: Mansfield Town clear the danger on a day when it would be Dons Ross Worner who made the most telling contribution in a 0-0 draw All pictures: SP80768

Neal Ardley praised his patched-up Dons for surviving a "horrible, tough game" against Mansfield Town to earn a point from a 0-0 draw at the Cherry Red Records stadium.

Skipper Alan Bennett and Harry Pell were absent with injury, while Sammy Moore was missing with suspension.

Charlie Sheringham, Jim Fenlon and Luke Moore came into the side, with Barry Fuller moving into the centre of defence to accompany Andy Frampton.

However, it was Ross Worner in the Dons goal who took the headlines with a second half display of excellent goal-keeping.

Ardley said: "I am not going to dress it up that we played well. It was a horrible, tough game.

"Ross made three great saves though, which was really pleasing, and we did not buckle. We have kept a clean sheet and that was a positive after a difficult second-half. We did not play well, but we stayed resilient.

"We have a group of boys who will give everything."

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Calm: Andy Frampton 

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Makeshift: Barry Fuller gets his head in there

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Back: Charlie Sheringham

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Set: Kaid Mohamed 

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Jump: George Francomb rises higer than most

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Low centre of gravity: George Porter

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Stay there: Jim Fenlon keeps an eye on Sam Clucas

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Chasing down: Kaid Mohamed

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Luke Moore

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Clear: Michael Smith tries to block a Mansfield clearance

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Chase: Jack Midson puts in a shift

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You, go there: Jim Fenlon points the way for AFC Wimbledon

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Not this time: George Porter is frustrated by the lino

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Packed in: Mansfield v AFC Wimbledon

 

 

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