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AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Torquay United

Chris Hargreaves

First-half goals from Krystian Pearce and Jayden Stockley gave a winning start against AFC Wimbledon.

Centre-half Pearce pounced on a loose ball after Ross Worner saved from Stockley, to put the visitors ahead.

Stockley then beat Will Antwi in the air to nod home the Gulls' second.

George Francomb had an effort cleared off the line by Aaron Downes but the visitors held on for victory to end a five-match winless run.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"It was drivel from us and they had the new manager bounce.

"You can only worry about your own performance levels and I'm at a loss to why we were like that.

"We were tired after the Christmas period, and we freshened them up, but we didn't really warm up very well, which was a concern, and we warned them about them playing a high tempo to impress the new manager.

"But we played the most lethargic first half I have ever seen, and when you play with 10 players who don't turn up, then it's very hard to win a football game."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Worner
  • 2FullerBooked at 90mins
  • 3Kennedy
  • 5Frampton
  • 6BennettSubstituted forArthurat 45'minutes
  • 14Antwi
  • 8MooreBooked at 41mins
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forMorrisat 89'minutes
  • 10Midson
  • 26Wyke
  • 11MooreSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 25Jacquart
  • 27Morris
  • 32NIghtingale

Torquay

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Poke
  • 29O'Connor
  • 3NicholsonBooked at 53mins
  • 6LathropeBooked at 74mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Downes
  • 7MansellBooked at 31mins
  • 18Labadie
  • 9Hawley
  • 19StockleySubstituted forBodinat 81'minutes
  • 26Benyon

Substitutes

  • 2Tonge
  • 10Bodin
  • 11Cameron
  • 12Chapell
  • 13Rice
  • 17Goodwin
  • 20Craig
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,339

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

    Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Booking

    Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Aaron Morris replaces George Francomb.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Will Antwi.

  16. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Billy Bodin replaces Jayden Stockley.

  18. Post update

    Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

  20. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe25138438241447
2Burton2513662923645
3Chesterfield24128437191844
4Rochdale2513483831743
5Southend2512673122942
6Fleetwood2413293829941
7Oxford Utd24109534211339
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth259792326-334
12Cheltenham258983235-333
13Exeter2595113134-332
14York2671093232031
15Wimbledon2587102729-231
16Hartlepool2587102731-431
17Mansfield2678112635-929
18Wycombe2477103033-328
19Bury2569103034-427
20Portsmouth2569102938-927
21Bristol Rovers2468102226-426
22Accrington2568112937-826
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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