TERRY BROWN vowed to take his AFC Wimbledon side back to the defensive drawing board after their defeat to Hereford United.
The Dons stretched their winless run in League Two to six games after Saturday’s loss to the Bulls at Edgar Street.
Hereford raced to a two-goal lead before half-time which left the Dons playing catch up yet again, with Jack Midson’s second-half strike failing to inspire another dramatic fightback.
And the AFC Wimbledon boss says his team's worrying defensive pattern cannot continue if his side are to secure League Two safety in the remaining 13 games of the season.
He said: “I’m bitterly disappointed but it was never going to be a classic game of football - the pitch was diabolical. I’m not complaining because we knew what to expect and what we were going to come up against.
“It doesn’t matter which way I look at it, there is no way in the world that any team can keep giving the opposition a two-goal start and it happens nearly every week whether it’s on the road or at home.
“The standard of defending is not good enough and that’s something we’ve really got to work at because today we would’ve won an ugly, scrappy game one-nil if we had defended better. Their keeper was a million times busier than our keeper.
“Our problem isn’t scoring goals. The problem is that we’ve conceded two or three goals in far too many games this season.
"If you go looking for problems in other areas, like midfield and up front, you lose sight of what the problem is and the problem is defensively. We’re not keeping enough clean sheets.”