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AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

AFC Wimbledon scored twice in two second-half minutes to beat Doncaster Rovers and claim their first victory of the season.

Following an uneventful first half, summer signing Kwesi Appiah coolly opened the scoring from 12 yards after brilliantly turning Rovers defender Andy Butler on the edge of the box after 58 minutes.

In the first meeting between the two clubs, striker Andy Barcham doubled the hosts' advantage on the hour as his low shot from 18 yards cannoned in off the post.

Only the crossbar denied Callum Kennedy from adding a third for Dons six minutes from time following his curling free-kick.

Home striker Lyle Taylor had the best chance in an uneventful first half with an effort that was deflected away from goal.

Only George Long's fine save prevented Danny Andrew's dipping 25-yard free-kick from putting the visitors ahead within three minutes of the restart, before Appiah and Barcham found the net.

Rovers, who were unbeaten this season in all competitions prior to kick-off, came closest to pulling a goal back through substitute Liam Mandeville's speculative effort from 18 yards after 66 minutes but the hosts kept their clean sheet in tact.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4OshilajaBooked at 48mins
  • 6Robinson
  • 23KennedySubstituted forKajaat 88'minutes
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forParrettat 87'minutes
  • 8Abdou
  • 14Trotter
  • 33Taylor
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forMcDonaldat 76'minutes
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 10McDonald
  • 18Parrett
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 8MasonSubstituted forMandevilleat 62'minutes
  • 15Wright
  • 6ButlerBooked at 90mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 12Whiteman
  • 17BlairSubstituted forat 78'minutes
  • 10RoweBooked at 83mins
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forKongoloat 62'minutes
  • 19May
  • 9MarquisBooked at 41minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 7Kongolo
  • 11Williams
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Mandeville
  • 20Garratt
  • 27Ben Khemis
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,144

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Booking

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces Callum Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dean Parrett replaces George Francomb.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Booking

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Matty Blair went off injured after Doncaster Rovers had used all subs.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Cody McDonald replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces John Marquis.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Niall Mason.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rodney Kongolo replaces James Coppinger.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Doncaster Rovers 0. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Doncaster Rovers 0. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Barcham.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Booking

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400124812
2Wigan431082610
3Shrewsbury431063310
4Charlton43017349
5Fleetwood43016339
6Scunthorpe42207258
7Oxford Utd42116247
8Blackpool42117617
9Bradford42116517
10Blackburn42027616
11Bristol Rovers420278-16
12Doncaster41216605
13Walsall41216605
14Portsmouth412145-15
15Southend4121610-45
16Wimbledon411234-14
17Bury411247-34
18Plymouth411247-34
19Rotherham41036603
20MK Dons410326-43
21Gillingham402235-22
22Rochdale402236-32
23Oldham400428-60
24Northampton4004210-80
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