AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown was frustrated but gracious after his side's 2-1 defeat to Aldershot at The Fans' Stadium Kingsmeadow.
A goal in either half from Anthony Straker - playing at left-back - proved enough for all three points for the visitors in Saturday's League Two clash. Sammy Moore's deflected free-kick had levelled matters before half-time.
"I think we looked a bit leggy and the young lads who have been vibrant and busy perhaps played a game too many," said Brown. "Aldershot came and did a great number on us, by flooding the midfield but they didn't park the bus by any means and deserved to win.
"It was a frustrating, ugly game but they were the better side and deserved to win.
"We were playing the ball along the floor too much in the first 10 minutes and that allowed them to nick possession and to concede another early goal was depressing.
"I would have liked a point from this game but we have picked up nine from the last four games so there is not too much to complain about."