AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Fleetwood

Jack Midson

AFC Wimbledon secured their Football League status after beating Fleetwood Town 2-1 at Kingsmeadow.

The Dons, who were in the drop zone at the start of the day, needed a win to stay up and took the lead through a Gary Alexander header.

Andy Mangan equalised with a close-range header for Fleetwood soon after.

Neal Ardley's men had to find another goal to survive and it came when Jack Midson converted his penalty after Rob Atkinson fouled Curtis Osano.

Jack Midson marked his 100th appearance for the Dons with the winning penalty to keep his team in the league.

The Dons' win, coupled with defeats for both Barnet and Dagenham, means they end the season two points clear of the relegation places.


AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley proud of Dons achievement

"The first person I wanted to hug was my wife as she has had to put up with so much over the last few weeks and suffered more than anybody.

"I'm proud of what everybody has achieved and I'm so glad all the work has got us where we wanted to be."

"My team talk was not about emotion but about stats and the players kept producing those and we thoroughly deserved it especially after what we have done since January.

"Its a fantastic achievement as this was a hell of a job when I took it back in October, the fans deserve to go out and celebrate as they have also been outstanding."

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