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Exeter City 3-2 AFC Wimbledon

Exeter won their first home League Two game in six as they beat AFC Wimbledon.

The visitors took the lead through Adebayo Akinfenwa's powerful strike, but then saw Dannie Bulman sent off for a tackle on Connor Riley-Lowe.

Ryan Harley set up Tom Nichols for the equaliser and the young striker then scored from the penalty spot after a foul on Clinton Morrison.

David Wheeler made it 3-1 after a free-flowing move, before keeper James Hamon's own goal gave the Dons hope.

The win moves Exeter above Wimbledon into 11th, six points outside of the play-off spots.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Exeter v AFC Wimbledon

"We didn't defend well enough at times, one-to-one defending wasn't good enough.

"When we did get into the dangerous areas, they moved it well and they caused us problems.

"After a really good start, it all went wrong and 23 minutes in they tell me Bully went in two-footed, if he did then he's cost the team a long trip and an away performance really.

"To concede a really soft, soft penalty is really hard to take."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 21Hamon
  • 11Davies
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 25Riley-LoweBooked at 24mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8Oakley
  • 33Harley
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forWheelerat 61'minutes
  • 20Nichols
  • 34MorrisonSubstituted forMcCreadyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bennett
  • 10Keohane
  • 22Wheeler
  • 27Jay
  • 30Pym
  • 31Cummins
  • 35McCready

Wimbledon

  • 26McDonnell
  • 2Fuller
  • 40OshilajaBooked at 80mins
  • 36Winfield
  • 3Smith
  • 7Francomb
  • 19Reeves
  • 4BulmanBooked at 25mins
  • 35PotterSubstituted forAzeezat 63'minutes
  • 27TannerSubstituted forMooreat 64'minutes
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forKennedyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 8Moore
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 17Kennedy
  • 30Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,713

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 3, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 3, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Attempt missed. Dave Winfield (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Connor Riley-Lowe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Goal!

Own Goal by James Hamon, Exeter City. Exeter City 3, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) hits the right post with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Tom McCready (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Jack Smith (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom McCready replaces Clinton Morrison.

Booking

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Dave Winfield (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

Attempt missed. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Clinton Morrison (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 3, AFC Wimbledon 1. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

Attempt missed. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, AFC Wimbledon 1. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Exeter City. Clinton Morrison draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dave Winfield (AFC Wimbledon) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sammy Moore replaces Craig Tanner.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Alfie Potter.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Callum Kennedy replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Alex Nicholls.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jack Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Harley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Wycombe361813552322067
3Shrewsbury36198950272365
4Southend361711843331062
5Bury361871147361161
6Luton3616101043331058
7Plymouth361681242261656
8Stevenage36168125245756
9Newport36159124242054
10Northampton361651555451053
11Exeter361311124951-250
12Wimbledon361310134747049
13Portsmouth361212124239348
14Morecambe36139143838048
15Accrington36135184359-1644
16Cambridge361110155049143
17Oxford Utd361013133841-343
18Dag & Red36127174351-843
19Mansfield36119163044-1442
20York36716133542-737
21Carlisle36114214261-1937
22Cheltenham36812163251-1936
23Tranmere36810183749-1234
24Hartlepool3686222657-3130
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