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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Crawley Town

Paul Robinson
Wimbledon defender Paul Robinson has scored three goals this season

Paul Robinson headed a late winner as AFC Wimbledon maintained their League Two play-off push with victory against Crawley Town.

Crawley almost took the lead early on when Sonny Bradley headed Lyle Della-Verde's corner onto the top of the bar.

Adebayo Akinfenwa went close for the hosts, but headed off target after beating keeper Jack Rose to the ball.

Robinson sealed victory for the Dons when he rose to head home a Barry Fuller cross eight minutes from time.

Victory leaves Wimbledon seventh in the League Two table, two points ahead of eighth-placed Wycombe and with a game in hand.

Crawley slip a place to 18th following the defeat.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

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Neil Ardley after Crawley win

"The game was everything I thought it would be. Our pitch isn't conducive to lower-league football let alone any league football.

"It was a scrap and they came to do a job on us. They'd just been beaten 5-0 last week, and we knew that we would have to just keep going.

"If we'd have come away with a point, I still would have said it was a point towards our total."

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Mark Yates: Crawley boss on AFC Wimbledon defeat

"It's disappointing the way we conceded, the game plan was good and I've just said to the boys in there, I want to tell them well done but we've just been beaten again.

"It's there those fine margins where we switched off and it was good play by them. The one time we switched off, it sums us up.

"I am really gutted for the boys. You know it's four games to go till the end of the season and we will see where we are.

"I'm not digging them out, but our concentration levels have got to improve whether the players are here next year or not."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2Fuller
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 12MeadesBooked at 61minsSubstituted forKennedyat 62'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 18SmithBooked at 14minsSubstituted forRiggat 75'minutes
  • 33Taylor
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forAzeezat 67'minutes
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 17Barcham
  • 20Sweeney
  • 25Gallagher

Crawley

  • 1Rose
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5McNerney
  • 16Ashton
  • 31DunneBooked at 89mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 8SmithSubstituted forDeaconat 90+2'minutes
  • 22Bond
  • 30Della VerdeBooked at 83minsSubstituted forYoungat 84'minutes
  • 6Bradley
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forFenelonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walton
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 20Deacon
  • 24Sutherland
  • 25Yorwerth
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
4,356

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Crawley Town 0.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Roarie Deacon replaces Jimmy Smith.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

Booking

Charles Dunne (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Charles Dunne (Crawley Town).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

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

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Lyle Della Verde.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Crawley Town 0. Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller with a cross.

Booking

Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Lee Barnard.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Charles Dunne (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Barnard (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Connor Smith.

Attempt missed. Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Connor Smith (AFC Wimbledon).

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Substitution

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

Booking

Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton422611575433289
2Oxford Utd422113876403676
3Bristol Rovers422361368432575
4Accrington422112968472175
5Plymouth422281260402074
6Portsmouth411815868383069
7Wimbledon4118111260491165
8Wycombe421712134438663
9Exeter421712135854463
10Leyton Orient421712135757063
11Carlisle421516116058261
12Cambridge421612145552360
13Mansfield421611155749859
14Luton42178175656059
15Barnet421510175762-555
16Hartlepool42156214861-1351
17Notts County42139205173-2248
18Crawley42138214469-2547
19Morecambe42128226678-1244
20Yeovil421013193854-1643
21Stevenage421012204866-1842
22Newport421011214160-1941
23York42612244678-3230
24Dag & Red42610263975-3628
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