FA Cup: AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Coventry City

Coventry celebrate

Coventry came from behind to beat League Two AFC Wimbledon to reach the second round of the FA Cup.

The hosts had to make a late goalkeeping change as Seb Brown replaced Ross Worner, who was held up in traffic caused by an accident.

Michael Smith's header from George Porter's cross put Wimbledon ahead.

But Brown's fumble saw Callum Wilson equalise, while Carl Baker's close-range strike and Callum Kennedy's own goal sealed Coventry's victory.

Play was delayed by 15 minutes to help give Worner chance to reach the ground, but with the first-choice keeper still not at the ground, Brown had minutes to prepare.

Brown, 23, had yet to feature for the Dons this season, and it was his error that gifted the League One side a way back into the match.

Brown

Having spilled Cyrus Christie's innocuous deep cross, Brown recovered to claim the ball, only for him to then drop it on the goal line, leaving Wilson the simplest of tap ins.

And within six minutes the game had turned around.

Wilson and Baker put the Sky Blues ahead, while Kennedy deflected a shot past Brown in the 70th minute to compound Wimbledon's misery.

Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley on Worner missing the match: "These things happen in football and I've told the players I'm proud of them.

"I couldn't see them getting back into the game [until Brown's error]. He knows, I don't need to tell him. The momentum changed from there on and it was difficult.

"Worner arrived on the final whistle, it's a good job Seb didn't get injured."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 22Brown
  • 2Fuller
  • 3Kennedy
  • 8Moore
  • 6Bennett
  • 5Frampton
  • 21Porter
  • 12PellSubstituted forMidsonat 73'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 4Sweeney
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 10Midson
  • 11Moore
  • 15Fenlon
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 24Weston

Coventry

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 2ChristieBooked at 68mins
  • 3Adams
  • 6Thomas
  • 24Clarke
  • 4Webster
  • 8Baker
  • 16Barton
  • 9Clarke
  • 20Wilson
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forPhillipsat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Burge
  • 18Phillips
  • 30Garner
  • 31Haynes
  • 33Maund
  • 37Thomas
  • 38Baker-Richardson
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,379

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 3.

  3. Post update

    Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Blair Adams.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Smith with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

  8. Post update

    George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Porter.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Franck Moussa.

  11. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Smith.

  13. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Blair Adams.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Carl Baker.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

  16. Post update

    Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Andrew Frampton tries a through ball, but Jack Midson is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carl Baker.

  20. Post update

    Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Sammy Moore tries a through ball, but Jack Midson is caught offside.

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