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AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Northampton Town

Lee Collins

Northampton earned their first win in nine games as they beat AFC Wimbledon.

Centre-back Lee Collins opened the scoring when he poked in from Darren Carter's lofted free-kick.

The visitors doubled their lead as debutant Stuart Dallas calmly slotted past Ross Worner inside the near post.

Wimbledon's best chances fell to Michael Smith, who saw his curled effort blocked, and Harry Pell who was denied an injury-time goal through a diving save by keeper Matt Duke.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wimbledon boss Neil Ardley tells BBC London 94.9:

"I'm frustrated and disappointed by the players, I challenged them before the game and said it was one I expected them to win.

"I challenged them prior to the game, and said it's a game we should win and it would tell us a bit about what we have to do and what aspirations we should have this season.

"We knew what they would do and my staff and I prepped them on everything and I can't defend my players. It was unacceptable."

Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd tells BBC Radio Northamptonshire:

"We set up not to be beaten today but we knew we had enough players in the team to come here and get something.

"There's nothing in the league, we know that we've had a bad start but the last two games I've been really pleased with. We stuck at it and were really solid.

"My own disappointment is we could have had scored more goals for the opportunities we had, we could have made it more comprehensive."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 5FramptonSubstituted forFenlonat 45'minutes
  • 6Bennett
  • 3KennedySubstituted forMidsonat 60'minutes
  • 11Moore
  • 8MooreBooked at 44mins
  • 12Pell
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forArthurat 48'minutes
  • 21PorterBooked at 79mins
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 10Midson
  • 30Beere
  • 15Fenlon
  • 4Sweeney
  • 22Brown
  • 24Weston
  • 19Arthur

Northampton

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Duke
  • 2AmankwaahBooked at 67mins
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 3Widdowson
  • 6CollinsBooked at 90mins
  • 18ReidBooked at 13mins
  • 4Carter
  • 8Morris
  • 11HackettBooked at 50minsSubstituted forDallasat 57'minutes
  • 17Deegan
  • 10O'DonovanBooked at 48minsSubstituted forToneyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Emerton
  • 26Harriott
  • 29Dallas
  • 12Tozer
  • 21McNamara
  • 24Toney
  • 7Demontagnac
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
4,222

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Northampton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Paul Reid.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

  7. Post update

    Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

  9. Booking

    Lee Collins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kevin Amankwaah.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Roy O'Donovan.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Booking

    George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by George Porter (AFC Wimbledon).

  16. Post update

    Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Northampton Town 2. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.