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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Scunthorpe United

Tom Hopper scored a header and won a penalty to send Scunthorpe United second in League One with a 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon, whose wait for a point continues this season.

Wimbledon almost led after 10 minutes, when Andy Barcham's looping cross hit the post, before Jake Reeves' rebound was deflected narrowly over.

But Scunthorpe broke the deadlock on 23 minutes, when Hopper headed in Conor Townsend's inch-perfect cross on the overlap.

Wimbledon were reeling and Iron doubled their lead four minutes before the break when Darius Charles clipped Hopper's heels, Josh Morris coolly slotting home.

Dons manager Neal Ardley switched formation at half-time, bringing on Tom Elliott and Dean Parrett, and they combined on 62 minutes.

Elliott met Parrett's free-kick with a thundering header onto the crossbar before Charles converted the rebound six yards out.

Elliott then almost equalised minutes later, heading Barry Fuller's cross inches wide of the near post.

Scunthorpe could have ended the contest on 90 minutes, when Hopper blazed over with only goalkeeper Ryan Clarke to beat, but they withstood late pressure to sit second after three games.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 26Clarke
  • 2Fuller
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 22Kelly
  • 11WhelpdaleSubstituted forElliottat 45'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forParrettat 45'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 23BarnettBooked at 39mins
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forPoleonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 5Nightingale
  • 9Elliott
  • 10Poleon
  • 16Beere
  • 18Parrett
  • 19Fitzpatrick

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Wallace
  • 6Mirfin
  • 22Townsend
  • 12Bishop
  • 8Dawson
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forAdelakunat 50'minutesSubstituted forGoodeat 84'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 10van VeenBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMantomat 70'minutes
  • 14Hopper

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,163

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

(Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Charlie Goode replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Poleon replaces Lyle Taylor because of an injury.

Delay in match (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left.

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

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

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Kevin van Veen.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Scunthorpe United 2. Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield32106247
2Scunthorpe32107437
3Gillingham32106337
4Port Vale32103037
5Bradford32103127
6Peterborough32018446
7Bolton22003126
8Charlton31114314
9Bury31113214
10MK Dons31114404
11Walsall31113304
12Millwall311167-14
13Swindon311134-14
14Northampton30302203
15Southend310245-13
16Bristol Rovers210134-13
17Fleetwood20203302
18Coventry302101-12
19Oldham302103-32
20Oxford Utd201123-11
21Rochdale301235-21
22Sheff Utd301215-41
23Shrewsbury301204-41
24Wimbledon300337-40
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