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Wilson: "We could have put it beyond doubt"

4 September 2016

Danny Wilson was unable to hide his frustration after the Spireites saw another good performance come to nothing with a late 2-1 AFC Wimbledon away loss.

After pressure from the visitors, Darius Charles put through his own net in the first half, before poorly-defended goals from Paul Robinson and Dom Poleon meant the Spireites rued a host of missed chances - including debutant Conor Wilkinson hitting the post - and ungiven penalty decisions.

"The performance again was very good," Wilson told Spireites PlayerHD. "We can look back and lots and lots of incidents in the game where we could have put it beyond doubt, and we could have had the benefit of the doubt from the referee on a couple of occasions which we didn't get.

"But conceding in the last minute was what really really annoyed me more than anything because we defend that situation every day in training and we understand where we should put people in certain positions. We didn't do it, we opened the pitch up and that was something that frustrated me.

"It's cost us right at the death in a game we should have got something out of, at least a point - and with the chances we've had it should have been three."

Much like their last away game at Shrewsbury, the Spireites performed well enough to gain more than just credit from the trip, with Wilson suggesting post-match that his side may need to go back to basics to plug up their defence.

"You have to take the positives, but you have to be realistic," he said. "We've conceded two goals again and that has to be rectified if we're going to start winning games and putting the points on the board that our performances deserve at times.

"We've got to tighten up at the back and make sure that if we get a goal we win 1-0. If it looks a bit boring at times I'm not bothered because we've got to start putting some wins back-to-back again.

"You saw what we did last year, in the second half of the season we tightened up at the back and made sure we gave ourselves a chance in games and if it means going back to that in a few games then we're going to do it."

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