AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley admits: "We were drivel"

Streatham Guardian: Too little: The Torquay goal is out under pressure from the Dons, but the hosts performance fell well short of the boss' demands               SP81970 Too little: The Torquay goal is out under pressure from the Dons, but the hosts performance fell well short of the boss' demands SP81970

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley did not pull his punches after a "lethargic" display at the Cherry Red Records stadium ended in a 2-0 defeat to relegation threatened Torquay United.

The Dons have not won at home since the middle of November, garnering only three points in five games.

Life will get no easier either, as the Dons go to League Two leaders Scunthorpe this weekend.

Torquay, who have recently replaced their manager remained in the dropzone despite their win.

Ardley said: "It was drivel from us and they had the new manager bounce.

"You can only worry about your own performance levels and I'm at a loss to why we were like that.

"We were tired after the Christmas period, and we freshened them up, but we didn't really warm up very well, which was a concern, and we warned them about them playing a high tempo to impress the new manager."

He added: "But we played the most lethargic first half I have ever seen, and when you play with 10 players who don't turn up, then it's very hard to win a football game."

Streatham Guardian:

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