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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Newport County

Newport's Alex Rodman is challenged by David Fitzpatrick
Newport had drawn 2-2 against Wimbledon earlier in the season.

Toyosi Olusanya's late penalty saw AFC Wimbledon prepare for the play-offs with victory over Newport County.

Olusanya scored his first ever goal from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Ben Davies.

Wimbledon will face Accrington Stanley in the play-off semi-finals, while Newport end the season without a win in 11 games.

Warren Feeney's side, who had already secured League Two safety, finished nine points above the relegation zone.

Adebayo Akinfenwa had Wimbledon's best chance of a first half which was delayed for 10 minutes after team-mate Connor Smith suffered a head injury.

Newport's Lenell John-Lewis was denied by James Shea while Akinfenwa struck the post before substitute Olusanya's winner.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "It looked like and end of season game.

"It's another sloppy goal we've given away but I think it's that little bit of belief in the final third that we're lacking and have been lacking for a while.

"I don't want to be in this position next year."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 5Nightingale
  • 20Sweeney
  • 3Kennedy
  • 18SmithSubstituted forBeereat 38'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forRiggat 63'minutes
  • 39MurphySubstituted forOlusanyaat 73'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 11Rigg
  • 16Beere
  • 24McDonnell
  • 25Gallagher
  • 26Kaja
  • 34Kalambayi
  • 35Olusanya

Newport

  • 1Taylor
  • 2Holmes
  • 21Partridge
  • 16Hughes
  • 5Davies
  • 23Rodman
  • 33Byrne
  • 20Owen-EvansSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 63'minutes
  • 3BarrowSubstituted forMeechanat 83'minutes
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forCoulibalyat 62'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 4Jones
  • 9Coulibaly
  • 15Green
  • 22Parselle
  • 26Meechan
  • 28O'Sullivan
  • 49Angel
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,427

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Newport County 0.

Attempt missed. Souleymane Coulibaly (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Alex Rodman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Souleymane Coulibaly (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County).

David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Meechan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon).

Ben Davies (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Toyosi Olusanya (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Meechan replaces Scott Barrow.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Newport County).

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

Penalty conceded by Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Newport County 0. Toyosi Olusanya (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Toyosi Olusanya draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Toyosi Olusanya replaces Rhys Murphy.

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

Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (AFC Wimbledon).

Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Rhys Taylor.

Attempt saved. Rhys Murphy (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Souleymane Coulibaly (Newport County).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from long range on the left is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tommy O'Sullivan replaces Tom Owen-Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Souleymane Coulibaly replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Ben Davies (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton462912582463699
2Oxford Utd462414884414386
3Bristol Rovers462671377463185
4Accrington462413974482685
5Plymouth462491372462681
6Portsmouth4621151075443178
7Wimbledon4621121364501475
8Leyton Orient461912156061-169
9Cambridge4618141466551168
10Carlisle461716136762567
11Luton46199186361266
12Mansfield461713166153864
13Wycombe461713164544164
14Exeter461713166365-264
15Barnet461711186768-162
16Hartlepool46156254972-2351
17Notts County46149235483-2951
18Stevenage461115205267-1548
19Yeovil461115204359-1648
20Crawley46138254578-3347
21Morecambe461210246991-2246
22Newport461013234364-2143
23Dag & Red46810284681-3534
24York46713265187-3634
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