Consistency is key for Ardley as Akinfenwa secures victory for Wimbledon

Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley believes his side will start to fire – as soon as they start to be consistent.

Ardley was delighted as Adebayo Akinfenwa was again the hero, scoring the only goal in the Dons 1-0 win over Morecambe.

Akinfenwa, who scored two in midweek, netted a close range header after a precision cross from Alan Bennett in the 27th minute.

He also forced keeper Barry Roche into an impressive save while Dons keeper James O’Shea also worked hard to keep a clean sheet, as Wimbledon moved tenth in the table.

“We haven’t been great up until now, we’ve been inconsistent,” said Ardley.

“We’ve conceded a lot of goals but we know we’ve got a good threat going forward so we’ve done a lot of work on the team shape.

“When you’ve got the sort of players we have you know you’ve got a threat, you know you’re going to have chances during the game and in League Two you need to stay in the game to make sure you’re not chasing them.

“I’m chuffed because we showed a lot of resilience.”

Ardley also praised man of the match Ade Azeez, who caught the eye in his first league start.

“Ade is my little project at the moment and I’ve done quite a lot of work with him,” Ardley told the club website.

“He’s a work in progress and I stated that at the start of this season because I didn’t want people to judge him straight away.

He’s an unbelievable athlete, he has lightning pace and it’s just a case of getting him to utilise those strengths.”

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