OXFORD United’s players were “disgusted” with the way Jon Meades was allowed to score the winner at AFC Wimbledon, according to Cameron Brannagan.

While the U’s were hard done by with an awful penalty decision which saw Lyle Taylor open the scoring, the decisive goal left the visitors looking at themselves.

Wes Thomas conceded a free-kick on the Dons left which was not dealt with, allowing Meades to bundle in against his former club to claim a 2-1 victory.

Brannagan, who made his long-awaited debut in the game, could not hide his frustration at the manner of the winner.

He said: “Everyone in there is deflated, because it’s a rubbish goal to concede.

“Everybody has to stay with their man. It’s an individual battle and that’s the annoying thing to lose the game that way. I’m fuming about it.”

Having started the season defending set-pieces very solidly, lapses have become far too common in recent months.

Precious points have been squandered, which United can ill-afford considering their position.

Brannagan said: “Set-pieces are massive in games. They win titles sometimes.

“It’s frustrating and we’ve got to look at that to make sure it doesn’t happen again, because everybody’s disgusted with the way we conceded from a set-piece to lose the game like that.

“It was a massive game and we would’ve taken a point, which would’ve been a good result.

“We’re better than that and everybody’s disappointed.”