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AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Hartlepool United

Callum Kennedy
Callum Kennedy previously played for Scunthorpe before joining AFC Wimbledon

Callum Kennedy's first goal for Wimbledon helped his side secure a comfortable victory over Hartlepool.

Kennedy's free-kick eluded everyone in the box to give the home side the lead.

Shortly after, the Dons scored again through Lyle Taylor's well-directed half-volley.

The visitors rarely threatened and conceded a penalty midway through the second half after Kudus Oyenuga brought down Taylor, but his resulting spot-kick crashed off the post.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Hartlepool

"I thought there was a big gulf between the teams on the day - I thought we were value for a lot more.

"We've been saying that somebody's going to get a spanking from us at some point and today probably should have been that day.

"Typical us, we make things a little bit difficult for ourselves. A penalty miss, a couple of one-on-one chances, a header disallowed."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 31Wilson
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 22Osborne
  • 12Meades
  • 4Bulman
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forToongaat 90+2'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 3Kennedy
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forElliottat 83'minutes
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Elliott
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
  • 25Gallagher
  • 26Kaja
  • 28Toonga

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 29OkuonghaeSubstituted forOyenugaat 36'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 6Bates
  • 20Jones
  • 3CarrollBooked at 23mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 14Woods
  • 15Oates
  • 21Duckworth
  • 9BinghamSubstituted forFenwickat 67'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 10PaynterSubstituted forBantonat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 12Nelson-Addy
  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Fenwick
  • 23Smith
  • 28Banton
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,638

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Karleigh Osborne (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Christian Toonga replaces Jake Reeves.

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Banton replaces Billy Paynter.

Booking

Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Lyle Taylor.

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kudus Oyenuga (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ben Wilson.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ben Wilson.

Booking

Kudus Oyenuga (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

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

Penalty missed! Still AFC Wimbledon 2, Hartlepool United 0. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) hits the right post with a right footed shot.

Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Lyle Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Kudus Oyenuga (Hartlepool United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick replaces Rakish Bingham.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth16112325111435
2Oxford Utd1686227151230
3Portsmouth167722314928
4Accrington168442417728
5Northampton168442621528
6Mansfield167542213926
7Leyton Orient167542620626
8Carlisle167542928126
9Wycombe157442013725
10Wimbledon167452423125
11Morecambe167273129223
12Bristol Rovers157261918123
13Exeter166462123-222
14Notts County166462123-222
15Crawley166371924-521
16Barnet166282326-320
17Cambridge165562124-320
18Luton155462521419
19Hartlepool165291524-917
20Stevenage163581930-1114
21Newport163491526-1113
22York162681826-812
23Dag & Red151681729-129
24Yeovil1623111729-129
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