AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Chesterfield

AFC Wimbledon opened their League Two campaign with a victory over relegated Chesterfield, thanks to a first-half goal from Jack Midson.

The Dons' joint-top goalscorer last season swept home after collecting Angus MacDonald's lofted through ball.

Chesterfield's Drew Talbot found Seb Brown equal to his stinging drives, before Warren Cummings cleared Jordan Bowery's effort off the line.

Brown then had to be at his best to deny Sam Togwell as the Dons held on.


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We got lucky early on says Brown

AFC Wimbledon manager Terry Brown tells BBC London 94.9:

"I can't get the smile off my face, we've had one of the most dismal pre-seasons I can remember having.

"Going into this game we hadn't won in about four or five and this was a game we needed to get our noses in front.

"We got battered for about half an hour, they run us ragged, but we nicked a goal after about 35 minutes and then the game changed.

"They had to chase the game in the second half but, as the game went on, we looked dangerous."

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Chesterfield didn't take chances - John Sheridan

"We should have scored four goals in the first 15-20 minutes.

"We played really, really well and opened them up for fun, but we just didn't take our chances.

"Then with their first attempt they go and score, so it gives them something to hold onto.

"We definitely should have worked harder to get something out of the game."

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