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AFC Wimbledon 4-1 Luton Town

Striker Lyle Taylor scored twice as AFC Wimbledon thrashed Luton Town 4-1 for a fifth League Two win in six games.

The Dons, now three points off the play-off places, went ahead when Ryan Sweeney headed a corner across goal and the ball went in off Scott Cuthbert.

Taylor turned in Andy Barcham's cross for 2-0 and Sean Rigg fired in a third from 18 yards after the break.

George Francomb's corner provided Taylor's second, before Jack Marriott smashed an edge-of-the-box consolation.

Luton are 14th in the table, 10 points off the top seven.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Luton

"If we can keep the players happy, not doing anything weird and wonderful, keep the energy high and the good feel about the place, then we'll see where it takes us.

"If it's successful, great. If it's not, it's not going to be for the want of trying.

"We got two good goals in quick succession at a good time. Goals change games - at that point we were in control."

Luton manager Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Jones on AFC Wimbledon v Luton

"When you defend like that you get punished at any level and we got punished today. I didn't really see that coming after what we done, but that's what happened. I'm very, very disappointed.

"It was a unfortunate goal, the first one. We weren't dominate enough, but the others are avoidable.

"We got what we deserved today because we didn't deserve anything."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2Fuller
  • 12Meades
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forRiggat 21'minutes
  • 6Robinson
  • 4Bulman
  • 20Sweeney
  • 17Barcham
  • 7Francomb
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 75'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forAzeezat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 25Gallagher

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 44Sheehan
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 40Howells
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 75mins
  • 19LeeSubstituted forPigottat 72'minutes
  • 15McCourtSubstituted forSmithat 56'minutes
  • 14Marriott
  • 9BensonBooked at 38mins
  • 22Mackail-SmithSubstituted forOkuonghaeat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Tyler
  • 3Potts
  • 4Smith
  • 11Green
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 45Pigott
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,439

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Luton Town 1.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Paul Benson.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

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

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Tom Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Lyle Taylor.

Booking

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Joe Pigott replaces Olly Lee.

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Olly Lee.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 4, Luton Town 1. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Paddy McCourt.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jake Howells (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

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1Northampton29204555312464
2Plymouth30185746262059
3Oxford Utd291510448272155
4Wycombe3014793629749
5Portsmouth291212548262248
6Accrington27146747321548
7Mansfield32139104337648
8Bristol Rovers30145114032847
9Leyton Orient31121094645146
10Wimbledon29129846361045
11Cambridge31128114443144
12Carlisle2711974541442
13Exeter29117113941-240
14Luton31108134345-238
15Crawley31114163652-1637
16Morecambe31106155257-536
17Barnet29106133844-636
18Notts County28106124148-736
19Stevenage32810144254-1234
20Newport2979133343-1030
21Hartlepool2783162644-1827
22Yeovil3059163146-1524
23York2958163153-2223
24Dag & Red3048183054-2420
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