AARON Ramsdale’s performance in keeping Oxford United out was lauded by AFC Wimbledon boss Wally Downes.

The goalkeeper made several fine stops, including one spectacular effort to deny Luke Garbutt in the first half, to earn the visitors a

goalless draw at the Kassam Stadium.

It was a useful result for the Dons, who moved up to 21st place in Sky Bet League One, a single point from safety.

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While Downes felt his side’s performance, which failed to yield a shot on target, was below par, Ramsdale’s display ensured they took something from the game.

He told the club’s website: “Everyone in front of him, especially the front two, worked their socks off.

“The midfield boys put themselves about, the defenders defended for their lives when the ball came in.

“When all of that failed Aaron did his job and he did it superbly.”

He added: “The good thing is that we’ve come away with a point and I can now highlight the errors to them.

“We can watch it in the classroom and continue their education.

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“There was nothing calamitous and we got away with it.”

Downes acknowledged his side were second best, but felt they merited a draw.

“If I was Oxford’s manager I would be thinking they had the better of it and they should have won” he said.

“But I am really pleased that we got a point because with the effort we put in we deserved it.”