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AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Oxford United

James Constable scores against AFC Wimbledon

Oxford United climbed to the top of the League Two standings with victory over AFC Wimbledon.

James Constable opened the scoring after only six minutes with a header from Asa Hall's fine cross.

The hosts came close to an equaliser but George Francomb failed to get on the end of George Porter's low ball in.

Oxford made sure of the win when substitute Deane Smalley scored from the penalty spot, after he had been brought down by Rhys Weston.

AFC Wimbledon have now gone six games without a league win, while the U's, unbeaten in four, are top on goal difference ahead of Rochdale.

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Post Match: AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"It's always tough when you keep having to chase games, and five minutes in we were 1-0 down again, and that's eight games on the trot now.

"The boys have given a lot of energy at the end of a tough week and have put everything out there and if we stuck a half chance away we could have kicked on. I won't moan about the effort and energy and the buck stops with me and we will have a meeting on Tuesday and get some positivity back in the camp.

"We lacked quality at times but that comes from confidence being drained at times, at one end they were a constant menace and at the other they were solid, we need to pick ourselves up and become a better team."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 3Kennedy
  • 8Moore
  • 5Frampton
  • 24Weston
  • 21Porter
  • 4SweeneyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forPellat 76'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 17StruttonSubstituted forMooreat 63'minutes
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Midson
  • 11Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 14Antwi
  • 15Fenlon
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 22Brown

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 3NeweyBooked at 40mins
  • 13Hunt
  • 16Whing
  • 6Wright
  • 4Raynes
  • 15WilliamsSubstituted forSmalleyat 62'minutes
  • 17Rose
  • 9Constable
  • 14HallSubstituted forDaviesat 60'minutes
  • 7RiggSubstituted forRufflesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Smalley
  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 21Crocombe
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda
  • 37Ruffles
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,685

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Ruffles.

  7. Post update

    Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rhys Weston.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon) after a foul in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

    Penalty Oxford United. Dean Smalley draws a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffles replaces Sean Rigg.

  15. Post update

    Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Pell replaces Peter Sweeney.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1475223121126
2Rochdale148242217526
3Fleetwood148152215725
4Chesterfield147432013725
5Exeter147341814424
6Burton147342017324
7Newport146532115623
8Dag & Red146532118323
9Scunthorpe136521512323
10Morecambe146442120122
11Mansfield145631512321
12Wycombe136251916320
13Southend146261514120
14Hartlepool145361716118
15Wimbledon145361518-318
16Portsmouth134542020017
17Cheltenham144461925-616
18Plymouth14437915-615
19Bury143471517-213
20York133371521-612
21Bristol Rovers142571118-711
22Torquay142571424-1011
23Northampton142481321-810
24Accrington142481121-1010
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