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by Adam Harwood, AFC Wimbledon correspondent
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The Dons lost 2-1 at home to Rotherham on Friday
Terry Brown conceded that many Wimbledon players did themselves no favours during Friday’s 2-1 home reverse to Rotherham United.
“People had opportunities during the game to get themselves contracts for next year, and they had better look in the mirror,” said the Dons manager, who watched Wimbledon put in a much improved second half performance on Good Friday but slipped to a late winner for the second consecutive game.
“To play football in League Two you have to win battles, you have to be tough enough and strong enough. I thought we looked a bit light against Rotherham.”
“I thought we were well under par first half, at times they were murdering us. It was like we didn’t have a midfield out there. But second half I thought we created enough chances to win the game.”
Brown had good right to be frustrated with his team, whose first half performance was so embarrassing that the Dons must have been delighted to only go in one goal down. That goal was gifted to Rotherham on a plate, Ben Pringle’s speculative shot being fumbled into the net by young Jack Turner.
Wimbledon rallied with a second half equaliser from Luke Moore, and ultimately were unlucky that Rotherham took one of their few chances through sub Sam Hoskins with seven minutes remaining. But in truth the game should have been sewn up by the impressive visitors by half time.
Brown announced that club captain Jamie Stuart, who he tried to loan out during the past month, will return to partner Mat Mitchell-King in Monday’s clash at high flying Southend.
AFC Wimbledon: Turner, Hatton, Mitchel-King, Johnson (Bush), Gwillim, Yusseff (Knott) L Moore, Moncur, Midson, Wellard, Djalili (Jolley)
Attendance: 4,387 (368 from Rotherham)