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AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

Alex Rodman's early goal continued Shrewsbury's 100% start to the League One season as they beat AFC Wimbledon in an intense physical encounter.

Rodman found himself on the end of Shaun Whalley's cross in the sixth minute, heading the ball past George Long and into the bottom-right corner.

Wimbledon looked livelier in the second half and their best chance of an equaliser came from a Dean Parrett free-kick in the 56th minute but his effort sailed over.

Fatigue from Tuesday's 120-minute outing against Brentford in the EFL Cup showed as the home side struggled to find momentum in attack, failing to add to the point earned against Scunthorpe last weekend.

Paul Hurst's side dominated possession early on, with Rodman and Whalley frequently firing the ball at Long, who coped with the barrage well.

Shrewsbury's attack was just as punishing in the second half and Carlton Morris looked to extend their lead but his attempt was halted by on-loan Sheffield United keeper Long.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 4OshilajaBooked at 48mins
  • 23Kennedy
  • 7FrancombBooked at 90mins
  • 8AbdouSubstituted forEganat 73'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forKajaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 28Egan
  • 33Taylor

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 12BrownBooked at 55mins
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20Nolan
  • 13BoltonBooked at 61mins
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forAdamsat 82'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forEnnisat 90+2'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 71'minutes
  • 7Whalley

Substitutes

  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams
  • 18Jules
  • 19Ennis
  • 39Shielis
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,981

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Niall Ennis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Niall Ennis replaces Alex Rodman.

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

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Francomb.

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

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

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

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ebou Adams replaces Louis Dodds.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces Andy Barcham.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Alfie Egan replaces Nadjim Abdou.

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Carlton Morris.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shaun Whalley.

Nadjim Abdou (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (AFC Wimbledon).

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Booking

James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd22005056
2Peterborough22006246
3Fleetwood22003036
4Bradford22003126
5Shrewsbury22002026
6Doncaster21103124
7Rotherham21015233
8Plymouth21013213
9Bury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Blackpool21012203
12Walsall21012203
13Portsmouth210123-13
14Charlton210112-13
15Southend210126-43
16Scunthorpe20202202
17Wimbledon201112-11
18Gillingham201101-11
19Rochdale201113-21
20MK Dons200202-20
21Northampton200202-20
22Blackburn200225-30
23Oldham200214-30
24Bristol Rovers200215-40
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