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Fleetwood Town 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Devante Cole's double ensured Fleetwood Town's perfect start to the new League One campaign rolled on as they saw off AFC Wimbledon.

Cole's double made it nine points from a possible nine for Uwe Rosler's side as they built on wins over Rotherham and Northampton.

The swirling winds set the tone for an aerial battle in the opening stages but when Fleetwood eventually got the ball down they looked a constant threat.

Midfield maestro Kyle Dempsey pulled the strings in the middle of the park and he orchestrated the opening goal.

The former Huddersfield man found a pocket of space on the right and slid the ball over to Jordy Hiwula, who teed up Cole to curl the ball home from the corner of the box in the 19th minute.

Cole struck again in the 57th minute, a perfectly-weighted Dempsey pass down the channel released him on the left with the striker cutting inside and curling the ball into the top-right corner.

It was not all one-way traffic though as Wimbledon enjoyed a spell of pressure after the goal.

Cody McDonald failed to set up a grandstand finish as he nodded the ball onto the bar with Lyle Taylor also wasting some good late chances for the visitors as Fleetwood absorbed the pressure.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 12Bolger
  • 6Pond
  • 5EasthamBooked at 59mins
  • 2Coyle
  • 8Dempsey
  • 4O'NeillSubstituted forSchwablat 89'minutes
  • 3Bell
  • 11Grant
  • 7Hiwula-MayifuilaBooked at 78minsSubstituted forNadesanat 90+3'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forHunterat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 9Burns
  • 18Glendon
  • 20Ekpolo
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Schwabl
  • 24Nadesan

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 6RobinsonBooked at 49mins
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 23Kennedy
  • 7Francomb
  • 26HartiganSubstituted forTrotterat 69'minutes
  • 8Abdou
  • 33Taylor
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forAppiahat 65'minutes
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 9Appiah
  • 14Trotter
  • 18Parrett
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
2,730

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Fleetwood Town).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Nadesan replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Markus Schwabl replaces Aiden O'Neill.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Devante Cole.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town).

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

Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Liam Trotter replaces Anthony Hartigan.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Cody McDonald.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Cody McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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