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Barry Fuller goal down to me, jokes Neal Ardley

17 November 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley was quick to take the credit after Barry Fuller netted his first League goal in eight years.

Fuller pounced from six yards after 19 minutes after Adam Barrett had knocked down George Francomb's corner, and that gave the Dons their first win in seven games.

It was the defender's first goal in The Football League since he scored for Barnet in a League 2 game in 2006, but Ardley revealed Fuller was only in the position to score on his say so.

The Wimbledon manager said: "I thought Barry Fuller was outstanding.

"He kept George Porter quiet and we know he is a talent.

"I'll take a bit of credit for that goal, he asked me if he could go up for it and then he turns up with a goal.

"You worry when you are only one goal up and I was on the bench thinking we could do with a second to put the game to bed, because I knew at some point Rhys Murphy and Jamie Cureton would come on and cause us trouble.

"I thought apart from a couple of chances we were pretty solid. I asked for an energetic performance and the boys delivered.

"We can pass the ball better than we did, we can play better.

"It was a bit scrappy, but we've won 1-0 and that is a great habit for us to get in to.

"We've played well recently and not got the win, so I am pleased."

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