Manager Neal Ardley admitted his AFC Wimbledon side were “beaten up” by Southend United on Saturday as they lost 2-0 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
Nile Ranger opened the scoring for the Essex team late in the first half before Simon Cox made it 2-0 in the second half with the Dons failing to register a shot on target during the 90 minutes.
Here's our ratings of how the Wimbledon players performed on the day.
James Shea – Important save from Anthony Wordsworth after ten minutes and tipped a difficult ball around the post early in the second half. 7
Will Nightingale – Out of position for Southend's second. Not his best game. 6
Paul Robinson – Headed the ball straight to Simon Cox at one point in the second half. Defence looked shaky under pressure. 6
Darius Charles – Struggled to deal with Nile Ranger at times. 6
George Francomb – Lively down the right and didn't shirk defensively responsibilities. 7
Tom Soares – Didn't get going. Subbed. 6
Jake Reeves – Didn't get on the ball enough in the first half. 6
Jon Meades – Tried to get forward when he could. Caught out for Southend's second. 7
Lyle Taylor – Went close to levelling for the Dons at the end of the first half. A constant source of energy in a lacklustre game. Subbed. 8
Tom Elliott – A class act when on the ball early on, but faded in the second half. Subbed. 6
Andy Barcham – Source of most of the Wimbledon attacks in the first half. 7
Dean Parrett (on for Soares, 67) – Battled but had little impact. 6
Tyrone Barnett (on for Elliott, 81) – n/a
Dom Poleon (on for Taylor, 81) - n/a