AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley admitted it felt good to finally get a growing monkey off the club’s back after a first win of the League One season.

Goals from Paul Robinson and Dom Poleon overturned a 1-0 deficit to see off Chesterfield 2-1 at the Cherry Red Records stadium on Saturday.

It has taken the Dons six games to register a win, although it had been coming on the back of consecutive draws, including a last gasp equaliser for Rochdale last time out.

Ardley said: “The longer it [winless streak] goes on the more you feel you are searching for it – it has got that monkey off our back and now we can get on with the season.

“It was a good week. We were all a bit down after the last minute equaliser for Rochdale, but if you had told us at the start of the week you will go away from home and not get beaten for the next two games, I would have snapped their hand off, so we are absolutely delighted.”

He added: “It is simpler than ‘finding your feet’ in this league – we are in transition.

“We are in a new league, with new signings – but if you go through our games, and cut out silly mistakes we would be staring at one defeat in eight games.”