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Wimbledon Frustration For Mowbray

Wimbledon Frustration For Mowbray

Blackburn's four game winning run came to an end when AFC Wimbledon scored early on to secure a 1-0 win in the first ever meeting between the two sides on Saturday.

Having seen his first effort blocked Kwesi Appiah was quickest to react and finished into the top corner to put Wimbledon ahead on 16 minutes, which ultimately proved enough to secure the points - the first away from home for the Dons this season.

Dominic Samuel forced on-loan Wimbledon goalkeeper George Long into a save and the forward also headed over, when he should have done better.

Had it not been for Long, Blackburn were have salvaged a late point but the keeper turned away Bradley Dack's close range header. Meanwhile, Rovers shot-stopper David Raya saved another Appiah effort but one was enough for the Dons.

Tony Mowbray, who will hope Blackburn can react against League One leaders Shrewsbury next weekend, was expecting an equaliser to come so was left frustrated when it didn't - more so due to the fact we weren't able to show the 'guile' needed to break down the visitors.

'We are left frustrated today. We put a lot of effort into today's game, we banged on their door but couldn't get in. It was just a frustrating day for us,' he told the Official Website.

Adding: 'I said to the players in there that we didn't have the guile to break them down and to score a goal. I think if we'd have got one, we might have got a few. So we are left disappointed.'

However, credit was also given to Wimbledon for holding on to the lead they gained and being able to keep us at bay.

Mowbray finished: 'Credit to them, they dug in, they made life difficult and they scored a goal and held onto it. It is frustrating for us that we didn't have the necessary tools to get something out of the day.'

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Date:Monday September 18 2017
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