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19 August 2015

United Manager praises determined U’s performance

Manager Richard Money praised his side’s character after they produced a spirited second half comeback to beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 at Kingsmeadow.

A frustrating first half performance saw United go a goal down against the Dons, but goals from Leon Legge and Barry Corr immediately after the break turned the match in the U’s favour on the way to United’s first away win of the season.

Speaking to, Money was pleased with his side’s determination to secure a crucial three points, he said: “I’m really pleased with the character and resolve shown by the group in the second half. 

“They showed a good mentality to ensure that when they came off the pitch at the end of the game they were winners. It was a crucial result for us and a deserved one in the end, albeit we had to hang a little bit in that first period. 

“It was a real tough League Two match. We got the shape wrong and then once we changed the shape we started to get into the game. Wimbledon had a real go at us during the first 45 minutes, so the start to the second half really put us on the front foot.

“After that when we needed to defend we did, when we needed the goal keeper, Chris Dunn produces a fantastic save and we might have even scored one or two goals, but in the end 2-1 was enough.” 

The result brings an end to three consecutive away fixtures for the U’s, who will now continue the entertaining start to the 2015/16 against Crawley Town at the Abbey Stadium.

Although Money admits the lack of travelling will be of huge benefit to his side’s preparations, he still expects an equally tough encounter.

“No travelling for this coming weekend will certainly help us but the fixture will be no less difficult than the previous ones. Every team is fighting tooth and nail during the early stages of the season to get some momentum. 

“We expect a real tough challenge from Crawley. We have said all along we need to come through this first period unscathed and with enough points on the board, so that we can gather some momentum from there on. 

“There is no doubt that a full week on the training pitch next week will help us but it’s important we come off the pitch with the right performance and result on Saturday.”

The club are encouraging United supporters to give the U’s the best possible return with another rocking Abbey Stadium crowd for the Sky Bet League Two fixture against Crawley. Tickets are available online, in-store or by calling 01223 566 500 now.

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