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‘That’s what has cost us’ – Dons boss reacts to late draw at home to Crewe

BY CONOR KEENAN

Johnnie Jackson bemoaned missed opportunities from his side as AFC Wimbledon drew 2-2 with Crewe Alexandra despite being 2-0 up at half-time.

The Dons dominated the majority of the game, with goals from Josh Neufville and James Tilley giving the hosts a deserved two-goal lead at half-time.

Crewe pulled a goal back five minutes into the second half through Joel Tabiner, before Elliot Nevitt scrambled the goal over the line in the 100th minute of the game to steal an unlikely point for the visitors.

The result means the Dons have now failed to win their last four games in which they took the lead and have dropped nine points from winning positions in the league so far this season.

Jackson said: “We could have been 4-0 up at half-time, we were outstanding in the first 45 minutes. 2-0 is a good lead but obviously not as good as we would want given our play and that’s what has cost us today.

“I don’t want to focus just on the missed chances, we still have to see the game out when we’re 2-0 up at home and we haven’t done that, so we aren’t pleased about that.

“We’ve played 100 minutes today and I think for 90 of those we were excellent. We’re doing a lot of things well. If we’re sat here and struggling to create chances, then we’re having a different conversation.”

Wimbledon have made a strong start to the season on the pitch but only have two league wins to their name. Jackson believes his team should be higher up the table given their performances.

He added: “We’re a really good team but we’re midtable at the moment and given our performances in these games we should be much higher than that. We only have ourselves to blame and we need to address that to become better in those moments.”

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