AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley was left ruing Lyle Taylor's missed penalty as his side were held 0-0 by Swindon at Kingsmeadow.

The game came to life on the half-hour mark when Swindon's Conor Thomas was adjudged to have tripped Tom Elliott in the box, despite visiting protests that he had dived.

Yaser Kasim was booked for his protestations but Swindon felt that justice was done as goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux brilliantly saved Taylor's low spot-kick, much to Ardley's frustration.

"It was a tough game," said Ardley, who's side headed into the game having won three times in eight days.

"Swindon are very good at what they do with their expansive style of play. They've been playing with three at the back all season and that can cause problems with the defence and middle third.

"If you are aggressive with a team that plays like Swindon, they can pick you off. Unfortunately, we didn't make the most of things when we had the ball. We didn't cross and test the Swindon goalkeeper enough.

"It looked like a penalty from where I was because of the way Tom went down but I haven't seen the incident so others probably had a better view than me.

"We were disappointed we didn't score the penalty. If you score that then you can go onto win the game comfortably. But we have to move on from it."

In a quiet second half the best chance fell to Swindon centreback Thomas, however he could only poke the ball wide after Wimbledon failed to deal with a free-kick.

The Robins have now not won in four league games and boss Luke Williams knows his side must start turning draws into victories as they teeter just above the drop zone.

"It's simple, it's not a penalty," Williams said. "I think the player apologised to Conor Thomas which is gracious of him. But we had Lawrence to step up at the crucial moment.

"I think the only thing that was missing here was a final pass and a final finish.

"We've got five points from our last three away games which I don't think is a terrible return overall.

"We've had Nathan Delfouneso higher up the pitch and dominated games but again we haven't been able to make these dominant performances match winning.

"We have shown we can absolutely dominate opponent after opponent. We can roll our sleeves up and have a fight even if we are out muscled by our opponent and we have shown some great heart .

"Everyone knows their jobs; we're organised and were able to play a different way too.

"We can pass the ball and create chances but we haven't won enough games at this stage."


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