League Two
Wimbledon1Morecambe0

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Morecambe

Adebayo Akinfenwa was the hero again for AFC Wimbledon as he scored the only goal of the game to sink Morecambe.

Akinfenwa followed up his brace against Burton in midweek by heading home an Alan Bennett cross from six yards out.

Morecambe went close when a Ryan Williams free-kick from 25 yards out was pushed over the crossbar by Dons' goalkeeper James Shea.

Akinfenwa could have doubled his tally after the break but drew an impressive diving save from Barry Roche.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Morecombe

"We were a little bit open in the first 20, we looked like we were causing our own problems. But overall it was a different performance from Tuesday night, but one that is necessary during the the season.

"We haven't been great up until now, we've been inconsistent. We've conceded a lot of goals but we know we've got a good threat going forward so we've done a lot of work on the team shape.

"When you've got the sort of players we have you know you've got a threat, you know you're going to have chances during the game and in League Two you need to stay in the game to make sure you're not chasing them."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 27Barrett
  • 29Harrison
  • 6Bennett
  • 2Fuller
  • 7Francomb
  • 8Moore
  • 11RiggSubstituted forKennedyat 86'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forBeereat 80'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 5Frampton
  • 15Phillips
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Nicholson
  • 21Beere
  • 26McDonnell

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 15Widdowson
  • 22Parrish
  • 6Edwards
  • 2Beeley
  • 12Mullin
  • 4Kenyon
  • 13GoodallSubstituted forRedshawat 61'minutes
  • 27Amond
  • 11Ellison
  • 10Williams

Substitutes

  • 5Hughes
  • 7Redshaw
  • 8Wright
  • 9Sampson
  • 21McGowan
  • 24McCready
  • 25Arestidou
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,822

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Morecambe 0.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Callum Kennedy replaces Sean Rigg.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ben Harrison.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Beere replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sean Rigg.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Alan Goodall.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 1, Morecambe 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Morecambe 0.

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James Shea.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Ryan Williams (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Joe Widdowson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Morecambe 0. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adebayo Azeez.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury9621156920
2Burton9612129319
3Wycombe9531126618
4Southend9522117417
5Morecambe9513128416
6Shrewsbury9432127515
7Cheltenham943286215
8Mansfield95041111015
9Northampton94231713414
10Wimbledon94231512314
11Portsmouth9423108214
12Plymouth9414117413
13Luton933367-112
14Cambridge93241512311
15Stevenage93241013-311
16Newport9243810-210
17Accrington93151420-610
18Tranmere92341112-19
19York91621012-29
20Exeter9234812-49
21Dag & Red92251117-68
22Oxford Utd9144911-27
23Hartlepool9216514-97
24Carlisle9036821-133
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