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Ainsworth slams limp showing

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth blasted his side for lacking passion in a 3-0 home loss to AFC Wimbledon.

The visitors went ahead after 52 minutes when Wycombe failed to clear Sammy Moore's free-kick after Harry Pell headed it down, leaving Charlie Wyke with a simple finish.

The Dons effectively sealed the result when Wyke controlled Anthony Stewart's header before setting up Moore, who rolled his shot into the bottom corner.

Jack Midson added a third from the penalty spot after Stewart brought down Kevin Saint-Luce and was sent off, before Jim Fenlon saw red late on for a crude lunge on Josh Scowen.

Ainsworth said: "At half-time I was quite happy with the way things had gone. We managed to play through them a lot and had some good possession and then in the second half, from the kick-off, we looked a different side.

"I was not happy with the way that we defended - we looked very deep today and we didn't squeeze up often enough.

"They punished us in the second half and it was a very disappointing performance from us.

"I was surprised with our lack of reaction to their opening goal because something we pride ourselves upon is being passionate and having a desire.

"It just went missing today and I'm flummoxed to say why it was missing, but there will be no way it will be missing next week.

"We've got to work hard now because otherwise we're going to be sucked into a nasty situation at the bottom and I don't want that."