AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley left swallowing a bitter pill after 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth in League Two

Streatham Guardian: Food for thought: Neal Ardley's Dons went down 1-0 at Portsmouth on Saturday              SP79028 Food for thought: Neal Ardley's Dons went down 1-0 at Portsmouth on Saturday SP79028

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley is swallowing a bitter pill this morning after a 1-0 defeat at Portsmouth on Saturday.

A second-half Ryan Taylor strike was the difference in the League Two clash, although Ardley felt the result should have gone the other way.

He said: "I thought we were the better team for most of the game and we seemed comfortable.

"We defended really well, but credit to them, they made some crucial blocks and it didn't fall for us today but I know we were the better team."

He added: "Ultimately we lost the game because five minutes after I gave them a half-time team talk about what the only threat would be, they did exactly that by not getting out of our penalty box.

"I thought we controlled the game and they were not a threat despite being the home team, but credit to them and we have to take that bitter pill and deal with it."

Up next for the Dons are Bury on Saturday, before the rearranged trip to Newport County next Tuesday. 

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