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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Stevenage

Jerome Okimo
Jerome Okimo's goal was his first for Stevenage

Jerome Okimo scored a free-kick from his own half as Stevenage came from behind to beat AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons opened the scoring just before the break when Dannie Bulman's cross found George Francomb at the back post, and he headed past Chris Day.

Jamile Matt latched onto Tom Pett's ball to equalise with a curling effort, having missed an earlier chance.

And Okimo capped Stevenage's comeback as his free-kick bounced through the hands of goalkeeper Ben Wilson.

AFC Wimbledon coach Simon Bassey told BBC Radio London:

"I'm standing here because the gaffer really feels let down and we won't be accepting those performances at this football club.

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Bassey on Wimbledon v Stevenage

"It was a tough game, the conditions played a big part, but they certainly played the conditions better than us.

"We weren't physical enough, we didn't run hard enough, that's certainly not something this club is renowned for."

Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's a little unfortunate on their behalf on how we got the second goal but we felt it was coming from the possession we had and pressure we put on them.

"It was a very tough day to play football for both teams, one of the ugliest games I've seen in a long time. It was a day for hanging in there, battling, putting pressure on and keep on going.

"It's funny how different you look at things after a couple results. We'll keep our feet on the ground. We've got another big game again next week and we're looking forward to it already."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 31Wilson
  • 12Meades
  • 22OsborneBooked at 14mins
  • 6Robinson
  • 3Kennedy
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 11RiggSubstituted forAzeezat 59'minutes
  • 33Taylor
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forElliottat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Elliott
  • 14Azeez
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Kaja
  • 28Toonga

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 4McCombe
  • 23Okimo
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 3Cox
  • 15Tonge
  • 28McFadzeanSubstituted forGnanduilletat 53'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 10Matt

Substitutes

  • 6Hughes
  • 22Lee
  • 27Johnson
  • 29Crowe
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Gorman
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,846

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 2.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by George Francomb.

Attempt blocked. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ben Wilson.

Attempt saved. Lee Cox (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ben Wilson.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 2. Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Pett.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Stevenage).

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

Jamie McCombe (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Sean Rigg.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 1. Jamille Matt (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jerome Okimo.

Attempt missed. Dean Wells (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Callum McFadzean.

Hand ball by Callum McFadzean (Stevenage).

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 0.

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

Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 0. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dannie Bulman with a cross.

Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

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17Luton217593532326
18Stevenage216782937-825
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