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AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Barnet

Lyle Taylor and Sean Rigg goals helped AFC Wimbledon to victory as they condemned Barnet to their second defeat away from home in four days.

Striker Taylor met a George Francomb pass to give the hosts a seventh-minute lead from close range.

Francomb was then denied from the penalty spot by Max Crocombe after Michael Nelson's foul on Adebayo Azeez.

Rigg came off the bench to ensure all three points in stoppage time as Barnet pushed forward in search of a leveller.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Neal Ardley on Wimbledon v Barnet

"I'm proud. It was an ugly game of football. It's hard when they put four up against you. You have to defend resiliently.

"They were tired. It's not an excuse. They were at the end of a long week, but they stuck with it, they defended for their lives.

"And, for the first 25 minutes we were excellent. We got it down, we passed, we moved, we were the footballing team."

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC London 94.9:

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Martin Allen on Wimbledon v Barnet

"It was a disappointing performance. I don't think we really deserved anything.

"After what has been a good week for us, performance wise at Plymouth and last Saturday, we were second best all over the pitch.

"Not very often that I have to say we weren't quite at the races, but we were average."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 18Ajayi
  • 12MeadesSubstituted forKennedyat 80'minutes
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forRiggat 68'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 17Barcham
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 63'minutes
  • 14Azeez

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 22Osborne
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Kaja
  • 28Toonga

Barnet

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Hoyte
  • 6NelsonSubstituted forGambinat 45'minutes
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 7YiadomBooked at 50mins
  • 8Weston
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forMuggletonat 74'minutes
  • 11VilheteSubstituted forGashat 25'minutes
  • 24McLeanBooked at 60mins
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 12Gambin
  • 16Champion
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gash
  • 20Shomotun
  • 21Stephens
  • 23Gondoh
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,068

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Barnet 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Barnet 0.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Barnet 0. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adebayo Azeez.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Gavin Hoyte (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Elliot Johnson (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Callum Kennedy replaces Jonathan Meades because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Gavin Hoyte (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Gash (Barnet).

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

Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Sam Togwell.

Attempt blocked. Aaron McLean (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Sam Togwell (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces George Francomb.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Lyle Taylor because of an injury.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

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

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Booking

Aaron McLean (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Aaron McLean (Barnet).

Foul by Semi Ajayi (AFC Wimbledon).

Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Elliot Johnson.

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth11722189923
2Wycombe11632168821
3Leyton Orient116322013721
4Portsmouth115511710720
5Oxford Utd11551169720
6Mansfield11542179819
7Accrington115421510519
8Carlisle115422019119
9Northampton115331613318
10Luton115242115617
11Exeter115241616017
12Bristol Rovers115151412216
13Wimbledon114431313016
14Morecambe114252021-114
15Cambridge113531415-114
16Notts County114251619-314
17Hartlepool114161117-613
18York112451316-310
19Barnet113171320-710
20Stevenage112361118-79
21Crawley112361017-79
22Yeovil112271118-78
23Dag & Red111461221-97
24Newport11137719-126
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