Ardley unhappy as AFC Wimbledon shoot themselves in the foot at Hartlepool

09:04 23 October 2013

AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon's Manager Neal Ardley. Picture: Adam Davy/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley felt his side shot themselves in the foot in their 3-1 defeat to Hartlepool.

Simon Walton’s penalty gave the north east side the lead before Harry Pell levelled from the spot after 66 minutes.

But Luke James and Matty Dolan struck to give Hartlepool victory.

“It is difficult to take because once we got back to 1-1 I thought that we would go on and win it,” Neal said. “Then we have gone and shot ourselves in the foot. I am quite emotional and gutted about it because we did everything right in our preparations, but we have let ourselves down with silly mistakes. We have lost a game 3-1 when it should never have been that scoreline in my opinion.

“I am really frustrated because we worked so hard to get back into the game. I am furious with what has gone on for their second goal. It was an awful goal to concede in so many ways. It starts with us having the ball at one end and losing it through bad decisions and it ends through poor defending.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Liverpool player Raheem Sterling (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Raheem Sterling is flattered to have been linked with Arsenal but insists he is not “a money-grabbing 20-year-old” despite his contract wrangle with Liverpool.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Andros Townsend celebrates England's equaliser (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Andros Townsend is looking forward to hearing what Paul Merson has to say for himself after he responded to jibes from the former Arsenal midfielder in the best way possible.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Manchester United's Juan Mata and Arsenal flop Gervinho are both included in Eden Hazard's five-a-side team(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has named Arsenal flop Gervinho in a five-a-side team of his favourite current and former team-mates… and it doesn’t appear to be an April Fool.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Tony Cottee

Our West Han columnist wants to see more English players coming through

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Nacer Chadli (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli is loving life under Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.

Quizzes

Fulham Wikipedia quiz

Prove your credentials as a true Fulham fan by taking our Whites Wikipedia quiz.

Read more

Don't Miss...

What is this?

Near You Now

Competitions

Vroom! You could be emmersed in the action at the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship fires into Brands Hatch on 17/18/19 April for one of the most anticipated seasons in recent years as 39 riders are set for two fierce contests on the 1.2 mile Indy circuit.

Read more