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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Barry Fuller's first goal in eight years helped AFC Wimbledon to victory against Dagenham and earned his side a first win in seven games.

Dannie Bulman's deflected volley trickled inches wide before Fuller tapped in after Adam Barrett knocked down George Francomb's corner.

The Daggers could have levelled twice, but Jamie Cureton and Ashley Chambers missed clear chances.

Bulman sliced wide when well placed in the dying stages, but the Dons held on.

The win lifts them up to 14th as Dagenham drop to 22nd, just three points outside the League Two relegation zone.

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Neal Ardley: AFC Wimbledon boss on Dagenham win

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We started well and looked like we were pressing on and trying to score early on in the game. But it was strange because there were points when we weren't brave and were playing backwards and we were dropping a little bit when we were out of position.

'"The second-half became a bit of scrap, with 25 minutes to go they brought on two really good strikers (Cureton and Murphy).

"They didn't have an attempt on target all game."

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Burnett on Wimbledon v Dagenham

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

"We have to be better, I can't fault the players' character, work rate and effort, but at some points in the game we lacked a little bit of quality when we got in good areas.

"I don't think they've really threatened our goal, we didn't really threatened theirs, but second half I thought we looked the more likely to score, but we haven't done.

"They were resilient and they defended well, but we did get in good positions and just didn't capitalise."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2FullerBooked at 89mins
  • 27Barrett
  • 6Bennett
  • 3Smith
  • 7Francomb
  • 31Sutherland
  • 4Bulman
  • 11Rigg
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forMooreat 78'minutes
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forAzeezat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Moore
  • 14Azeez
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Nicholson
  • 21Beere
  • 23Oakley
  • 26McDonnell

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 8Ogogo
  • 5Saah
  • 21Partridge
  • 2BattSubstituted forObileyeat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Bingham
  • 17HowellSubstituted forCuretonat 65'minutes
  • 14Porter
  • 10Chambers
  • 23HemmingsBooked at 56mins
  • 27YusuffSubstituted forMurphyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 4Doe
  • 7Cureton
  • 9Murphy
  • 15Labadie
  • 16Green
  • 25Obileye
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
3,887

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Ayo Obileye replaces Damien Batt.

Attempt missed. Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Matt Partridge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Matt Partridge (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sammy Moore replaces Matt Tubbs.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Attempt missed. Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Brian Saah.

Attempt blocked. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ashley Chambers.

Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jamie Cureton replaces Luke Howell.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Rhys Murphy replaces Ade Yusuff.

Attempt missed. Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Luke Howell.

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Jack Smith.

Attempt missed. Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Attempt blocked. Adam Barrett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1710432011934
2Shrewsbury17103427121533
3Wycombe1695223121132
4Plymouth179352191230
5Bury179352618830
6Burton169252120129
7Southend178451714328
8Morecambe178271917226
9Cambridge177372821724
10Newport166642016424
11Stevenage177372625124
12Exeter166551919023
13Portsmouth176561819-123
14Wimbledon176562325-223
15Accrington177282428-423
16Cheltenham176471623-722
17Northampton176382625121
18Oxford Utd175481923-419
19Mansfield175481421-719
20Carlisle175392130-918
21York172961421-715
22Dag & Red1743101928-915
23Tranmere172691523-812
24Hartlepool1733111228-1612
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