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AFC Wimbledon 2-1 York City

Jack Smith's last-gasp volley earned Wimbledon victory over York, who are left only two points above the League Two relegation zone.

The Dons went ahead when Adedeji Oshilaja headed his first senior goal from George Francomb's corner.

Jake Hyde scrambled the equaliser just before the break after Joe McDonnell failed to hold Emile Sinclair's cross.

Sinclair later squandered an easy chance and York paid the price when Smith scored from the edge of the box.

The win puts Wimbledon just six points outside the play-off places, while York are left only three places and two points above the relegation places.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Wimbledon v York

"It was a really tough game and the pitch is really causing us problems at the moment - it's the worst it's been.

"Everything, when we play at home at the moment seems to be a scrap.

"I want to entertain, I want the fans to go 'wow, we were good', like the first half at Luton. But today it was really hard to. I don't like making excuses, but the pitch doesn't allow you to play free-flowing football.

"We've got to learn to scrap, which isn't something we're normally brilliant at. Today we scrapped and scrapped and stayed in the game, then had a great moment late on."

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"I'm gutted for the players and the supporters who have been outstanding.

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Wilcox on AFC Wimbledon v York City

"It's a very cruel game. Last minute and again everyone will talk about last minute goals this season but what do you do about that? It's down to having that little bit of luck that for me over 90 minutes hasn't gone our way.

"It was a horrible game on a horrible pitch and I thought we played well and did the basics well in general.

"I have to pick the players up and go again next week in the huge game with Carlisle."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 26McDonnell
  • 2Fuller
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 15Phillips
  • 3Smith
  • 7Francomb
  • 19Reeves
  • 4Bulman
  • 35PotterSubstituted forRiggat 62'minutes
  • 10AkinfenwaBooked at 72mins
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forTannerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 8Moore
  • 11Rigg
  • 17Kennedy
  • 27Tanner
  • 30Fitzpatrick
  • 32Sweeney

York

  • 31Olejnik
  • 2McCoyBooked at 76mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 38Zubar
  • 28Benning
  • 7Coulson
  • 10Penn
  • 17Halliday
  • 12CarsonSubstituted forMeikleat 86'minutes
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forSinclairat 14'minutes
  • 39Hyde

Substitutes

  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 5McCombe
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 20Meikle
  • 24Ingham
  • 29Sinclair
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
4,086

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamYork
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, York City 1.

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, York City 1. Jack Smith (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Mark Phillips (AFC Wimbledon).

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Malvind Benning (York City).

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lindon Meikle replaces Josh Carson.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Russell Penn.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Craig Tanner replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Attempt saved. Mark Phillips (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Marvin McCoy (York City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Marvin McCoy (York City).

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

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

Booking

Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Carson.

Hand ball by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Marvin McCoy (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (York City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Alfie Potter.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Emile Sinclair (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Stéphane Zubar (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35207847301767
2Shrewsbury35198850262465
3Wycombe351713551321964
4Southend35161184032859
5Luton351610943311258
6Bury351771146361058
7Plymouth351671242261655
8Stevenage35167125144755
9Newport35158124141053
10Northampton35155155445950
11Wimbledon351310124544149
12Morecambe35139133837148
13Exeter351211124649-347
14Portsmouth351112124039145
15Accrington35135174356-1344
16Dag & Red35127164248-643
17Cambridge35119154948142
18Oxford Utd351012133841-342
19Mansfield35119153043-1342
20York35715133542-736
21Carlisle35113214261-1936
22Cheltenham35811163150-1935
23Tranmere35810173748-1134
24Hartlepool3576222557-3227
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