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AFC Wimbledon started their League Two campaign with defeat as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Plymouth.

Although Dons dominated many of the opening exchanges, they fell behind six minutes before half time as Gregg Wylde scored a cracker to mark his debut.

The Pilgrims doubled their lead just after the interval when Graham Carey – another debutant – saw his effort deflected off Jake Reeves to loop into the net.

Wimbledon had a flurry of corners in the first half but failed to create any golden opportunities.

After the game Neal Ardley said; “Not the result we wanted, not the performance, not the anything. It was a bit of a reality check for us.

“I thought for 20-30 minutes we had a great intensity and energy and caused them all sorts of problems and you need a goal at that point, because you know the energy levels will drop at some stage and they would get more of a foothold.

“We didn't start the second half with the same energy as the first then the deflected goal came and after that we lost our heads and became 11 individuals rather than a team. We lost energy, composure and made poor decisions."