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AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Oxford United

James Constable scores against AFC Wimbledon

Oxford United climbed to the top of the League Two standings with victory over AFC Wimbledon.

James Constable opened the scoring after only six minutes with a header from Asa Hall's fine cross.

The hosts came close to an equaliser but George Francomb failed to get on the end of George Porter's low ball in.

Oxford made sure of the win when substitute Deane Smalley scored from the penalty spot, after he had been brought down by Rhys Weston.

AFC Wimbledon have now gone six games without a league win, while the U's, unbeaten in four, are top on goal difference ahead of Rochdale.

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Post Match: AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"It's always tough when you keep having to chase games, and five minutes in we were 1-0 down again, and that's eight games on the trot now.

"The boys have given a lot of energy at the end of a tough week and have put everything out there and if we stuck a half chance away we could have kicked on. I won't moan about the effort and energy and the buck stops with me and we will have a meeting on Tuesday and get some positivity back in the camp.

"We lacked quality at times but that comes from confidence being drained at times, at one end they were a constant menace and at the other they were solid, we need to pick ourselves up and become a better team."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 3Kennedy
  • 8Moore
  • 5Frampton
  • 24Weston
  • 21Porter
  • 4SweeneyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forPellat 76'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 17StruttonSubstituted forMooreat 63'minutes
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Midson
  • 11Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 14Antwi
  • 15Fenlon
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 22Brown

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 3NeweyBooked at 40mins
  • 13Hunt
  • 16Whing
  • 6Wright
  • 4Raynes
  • 15R WilliamsSubstituted forSmalleyat 62'minutes
  • 17Rose
  • 9Constable
  • 14HallSubstituted forDaviesat 60'minutes
  • 7RiggSubstituted forRufflesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Smalley
  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 21Crocombe
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda
  • 37Ruffles
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,685

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2.

Attempt blocked. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Ruffles.

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rhys Weston.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Oxford United. Dean Smalley draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffles replaces Sean Rigg.

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Pell replaces Peter Sweeney.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon).

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Davies (Oxford United).

Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces Charlie Strutton.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces George Francomb.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Dean Smalley replaces Ryan Williams because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Asa Hall.

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) header from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1475223121126
2Rochdale148242217526
3Fleetwood148152215725
4Chesterfield147432013725
5Exeter147341814424
6Burton147342017324
7Newport146532115623
8Dag & Red146532118323
9Scunthorpe136521512323
10Morecambe146442120122
11Mansfield145631512321
12Wycombe136251916320
13Southend146261514120
14Hartlepool145361716118
15Wimbledon145361518-318
16Portsmouth134542020017
17Cheltenham144461925-616
18Plymouth14437915-615
19Bury143471517-213
20York133371521-612
21Bristol Rovers142571118-711
22Torquay142571424-1011
23Northampton142481321-810
24Accrington142481121-1010
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