AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has warned his side not to let complacency creep in after they went a long way to securing Football League survival against Morecambe.

First-half goals from Kevin Sainte-Luce and Jack Midson saw the Dons move seven points clear of the drop. Despite seeing his side move up to 16th place in the table with the 2-0 win, Ardley insists there is still plenty of work to be done.

"We're nearly clear of relegation, but nearly is not good enough so we've got to keep pushing on - it's a strange league this year and I'm sure it will go down to the wire," said the Dons boss.

"It was a strange game. On Friday I was really concerned after training, the players looked very leggy and were mentally and physically tired - they were lifeless.

"After the first 30 minutes I was hoping we could come in at half-time with the score still 0-0. Fair play to Morecambe, they passed the ball well and were by far the better team for the first half an hour. We changed the tactics after the break and it was a thoroughly professional second-half performance that never looked in doubt."

Ardley added: "We just want to get points on the board as quickly as we can because I don't want to be looking over my shoulder with two games to go, we want to put it to bed ASAP so we can look forward and get the team to express themselves."

For Morecambe it was a case of what might have been after both Andrew Fleming and Jack Redshaw wasted good opportunities to open the scoring early on. And boss Jim Bentley cut a frustrated figure after, questioning the referee's decision that saw his side concede a controversial penalty when Gary Alexander's shot struck Chris McCready on the arm.

"We started brightly, we played some fantastic stuff and we should have taken the lead," said Bentley.

"After the whole week's preparation and the hundreds of miles we've travelled down to Wimbledon we just wanted a fair crack of the whip and we haven't got that. I don't want to say too much because referees and officials have got a hard job to do, but the result has been caused by two poor decisions. That's the be all and end all.

"I'm massively disappointed because I think we deserved something out of the game. All our hard work has been undone by two decisions that were out of our control, and that makes the journey home a bit longer. It's probably the lowest I've felt after a game."