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AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Accrington Stanley

AFC Wimbledon overcame Accrington to win their first game in 2015.

Sean Rigg opened the scoring for the hosts when he volleyed into an unguarded net after goalkeeper Matt Macey had saved Craig Tanner's shot.

The Dons dominated and Macey again saved from Tanner before George Francomb missed a great opportunity.

The points were made safe when Adebayo Azeez lifted the ball over Macey, before Stanley grabbed a consolation from close range through Adam Buxton.

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Accrington

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We were very good going forward last week, but we lost the game. Today we were less effective going forward but that was because we've worked hard on making sure we have a good balance to us.

"We knew we had to keep things tight; we knew we had goals in us and obviously it's proved that way.

"It was a little bit nervy the last five minutes. I don't think they really created much and we defended really well as a team."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 19Reeves
  • 22Nightingale
  • 17Kennedy
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 4Bulman
  • 7Francomb
  • 11RiggSubstituted forMooreat 81'minutes
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forConnollyat 73'minutes
  • 27TannerSubstituted forAzeezat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 14Azeez
  • 26McDonnell
  • 32Sweeney
  • 34Connolly
  • 35Potter

Accrington

  • 1Macey
  • 25Atkinson
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 3Liddle
  • 23BarrySubstituted forBuxtonat 79'minutes
  • 24ProctorSubstituted forWindassat 63'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 11Naismith
  • 7McCartan
  • 19MaguireSubstituted forGrayat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 8Windass
  • 9Gray
  • 15Mingoia
  • 16Hunt
  • 22Dawber
  • 28Conneely
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,859

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sammy Moore replaces Sean Rigg.

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Adam Buxton replaces Antony Barry.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Accrington Stanley 0. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by George Francomb.

Attempt saved. Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Craig Tanner.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. David Connolly replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon).

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Andrew Proctor.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Sean Maguire.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Antony Barry (Accrington Stanley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe271410340211952
2Shrewsbury27156639182151
3Burton27156637261151
4Luton26138530181247
5Southend2713862923647
6Newport2713773632446
7Bury2612593832641
8Stevenage27125103935441
9Exeter2811893839-141
10Plymouth27117930191140
11Morecambe27107102725237
12Wimbledon26106103737036
13Cambridge251051039291035
14Northampton27104134038234
15Accrington25103123542-733
16Oxford Utd2779113036-630
17Cheltenham2779112437-1330
18Portsmouth2678112833-529
19York2751392732-528
20Mansfield2677122133-1228
21Tranmere2669112731-427
22Carlisle2783163349-1627
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2746171947-2818
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