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AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Rochdale

Sean Kelly celebrates his goal for AFC Wimbledon against Rochdale
Sean Kelly opened the scoring for AFC Wimbledon against Rochdale

Three goals in five second-half minutes propelled AFC Wimbledon to victory over 10-man Rochdale at Kingsmeadow.

At the end of a goalless first half, Keith Keane picked up his second yellow card to leave Rochdale to battle for 45 minutes with a man less.

And the hosts made them pay, with Sean Kelly, Lyle Taylor and Dean Parrett all netting in quick succession before Callum Camps grabbed the visitors a consolation.

Rochdale were the better side in the first half but were unable to find a way through, and Keane picked up a second yellow card after bringing down Darius Charles on the stroke of half-time.

Seven minutes after the restart AFC Wimbledon then went ahead, with Kelly heading home from a corner, before Taylor doubled the lead moments later as he pounced with a close-range finish.

And on 58 minutes Parrett thumped home a penalty after Andy Barcham was brought down by Matthew Lund.

Camps unleashed a long-range effort after 65 minutes that proved too much for James Shea, who could not keep the ball out, but it was too little too late for Rochdale.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 7Francomb
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 22Kelly
  • 18Parrett
  • 8Reeves
  • 14Soares
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 61'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forBarnettat 61'minutes
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forPoleonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Meades
  • 4Bulman
  • 5Nightingale
  • 10Poleon
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 6McGahey
  • 18KeaneBooked at 45mins
  • 39BunneySubstituted forCannonat 61'minutes
  • 4McNultyBooked at 27mins
  • 24Allen
  • 8LundBooked at 44minsSubstituted forRaffertyat 59'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 9Andrew
  • 40HendersonBooked at 45mins
  • 11Mendez-LaingSubstituted forRathboneat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 7Vincenti
  • 12McDermott
  • 13Wilson
  • 14Rathbone
  • 19Davies
  • 27Cannon
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,812

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Rochdale 1.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

Attempt missed. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Oliver Rathbone.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (AFC Wimbledon).

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Rochdale 1. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Poleon replaces Andy Barcham.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. David Fitzpatrick replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Joe Bunney.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joseph Rafferty replaces Matthew Lund.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Rochdale 0. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Andy Barcham draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Rochdale 0. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Elliott.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Rochdale 0. Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Parrett with a cross.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 0.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bolton39229862342875
3Fleetwood391912855361969
4Scunthorpe4019101169482167
5Bradford401618654391566
6Southend3917121060471363
7Millwall391612115347660
8Oxford Utd40178155647959
9Rochdale39169146258457
10Bristol Rovers401512135859-157
11Peterborough401510155554155
12Wimbledon401315125249354
13Walsall391314124749-253
14Northampton40148185763-650
15MK Dons391212154849-148
16Charlton391017124946347
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Oldham401015152739-1245
19Gillingham401112175168-1745
20Shrewsbury391110184155-1443
21Port Vale381012164259-1742
22Swindon40109214159-1839
23Chesterfield4089233866-2833
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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