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AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Carlisle United

Carlisle ended a run of three straights defeats by coming from behind to beat hosts AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons had led early on, Adebayo Akinfenwa converting Callum Kennedy's cross with less than two minutes gone.

Sean O'Hanlon then nodded the visitors level from a Kyle Dempsey free-kick before Akinfenwa hit the crossbar.

Steven Rigg headed Carlisle in front from Danny Grainger's centre and David Amoo sealed the victory on the counter in the closing stages of the game.

AFC Wimbledon are now 13th in League Two, eight points adrift of the play-off places, while the Cumbrians moved up to 21st, a point clear of the relegation zone.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Carlisle

"We wanted to take the game to them. We got the perfect start and in the first half we were very good in spells.

"We've got to stop being naive because we've given away a silly free kick, we've then not defended that free kick that's made it 1-1.

"Then we've made a mistake around the edge of our area and been punished for that and then they broke on us very quickly. We didn't have enough balance."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 17Kennedy
  • 19ReevesSubstituted forNightingaleat 89'minutes
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 33Goodman
  • 11RiggSubstituted forPotterat 65'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forConnollyat 65'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 7Francomb

Substitutes

  • 8Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 22Nightingale
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison
  • 34Connolly
  • 35Potter

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 2GraingerBooked at 71mins
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 8SweeneySubstituted forBeckat 90+5'minutes
  • 15Meppen-Walter
  • 22Dempsey
  • 21RiggSubstituted forAsamoahat 74'minutes
  • 16PottsSubstituted forAmooat 83'minutes
  • 31YoungBooked at 87mins
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 34Griffith

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 14Gillies
  • 17Beck
  • 18Brough
  • 20Hanford
  • 25Asamoah
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,186

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Carlisle United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Carlisle United 3.

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

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Antony Sweeney.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Carlisle United 3. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Will Nightingale replaces Jake Reeves.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Young (Carlisle United).

Booking

Matt Young (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Amoo replaces Brad Potts.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Attempt saved. Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt blocked. Jake Goodman (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Young.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Derek Asamoah replaces Steven Rigg because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. David Connolly replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Alfie Potter replaces Sean Rigg.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Carlisle United 2. Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe26149340211951
2Burton26155636251150
3Shrewsbury26146636162048
4Luton25137529171246
5Newport2613763629746
6Southend2612862722544
7Stevenage2612593732541
8Exeter2711793637-140
9Plymouth26116929181139
10Bury2511593631538
11Morecambe26106102624236
12Cambridge251051039291035
13Wimbledon2596103536-133
14Accrington24103113440-633
15Northampton2694133738-131
16Portsmouth2578102731-429
17Oxford Utd2678112834-629
18Cheltenham2678112336-1329
19York2651292631-527
20Mansfield2576122133-1227
21Carlisle2683153247-1527
22Tranmere2568112630-426
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2645171846-2817
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