Ardley hails leaders as AFC Wimbledon take all the points off Rochdale
Neal Ardley praised his AFC Wimbledon stars after they came from behind to beat League Two high-fliers Rochdale 2-1.
His charges are the first team to take all three points away from Spotland this season, but it looked unlikely to happen.
Not long after Sammy Moore had levelled in the second half, a lightning strike knocked out the floodlights and the match was delayed for 25 minutes.
However, upon the resumption, Andy Frampton hammered home his second goal of the season to give Ardley his first win in seven games.
He told the club's website: "My main worry was that the game would get abandoned and at that point I thought the least that we were going to get was a point.
“I felt that we had the momentum and we might lose that. We did to a certain degree because they came out and went for it, but we defended like lions.
“Andy [Frampton] is a leader and that is why I signed him. Alan Bennett is a leader too and when you have those two in there that is a big plus.
"I thought Michael Smith was tireless up front today. There were so many good performances.
"In the second-half we started believing that we were a good team and showing some of the stuff that we do in training, but we have to use today as a catalyst to be more consistent.”
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