Glyn Hodges gives his verdict as AFC Wimbledon take a point from today’s home game against Lincoln City

BY JOSHUA MINCHIN

Glyn Hodges felt his AFC Wimbledon side deserved their point in today’s 1-1 draw with Lincoln City.

Kwesi Appiah struck in second-half stoppage time for the hosts.

Hodges said:  “I’m pleased we got something out of it. It would have been unjust if we didn’t get anything out of it.

“We left it late, but in the second half there was a lot of endeavour, but maybe we didn’t quite have the quality we needed to unlock their defence.

“They’ve got some good players – they deserved their goal, even though it went against the run of play. They didn’t seem to carve us open as much in the second half, so that was pleasing.”

After the second injury time goal in successive home outings, the Dons manager was impressed with the way his side dug deep.

When asked what today’s equaliser said about his side’s character he responded: “It says a lot. They keep going and they believe in what they’re doing. The fitness levels are such that we can keep banging on the door and get something.”

The Dons have climbed back out of the bottom three

When asked about the size of the task that faces him after taking over from Wally Downes, the new Wimbledon boss was keen not to look too far ahead.

He said:“It’s just making sure that we put a team out on a Saturday that’s capable of winning, the new ground is on the horizon but we’re not going to get ahead of ourselves, we just play for each game and each week and take it from there.

“Today we could have been a bit better in places, but then again the conditions weren’t really conducive to football.”

PICTURE BY PAUL EDWARDS

 

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