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AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Exeter City

Exeter's slide down the League Two table continued as Wimbledon came from behind to earn victory at Kingsmeadow.

Jimmy Keohane's header was deflected in for an own goal by Dons striker Jack Midson to give Exeter an early lead.

Luke Moore tapped in an equaliser for the home side after getting on the end of Charlie Wyke's low cross.

Exeter substitute John O'Flynn fired over when well placed and Midson atoned for his own goal by scoring the winner, sliding home from two yards out.

The defeat - Exeter's fifth in six matches - leaves the Grecians in 16th place in the table, six points clear of the relegation places.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We wanted to come out and play with tempo at home. They did the same and won the battle in the first 25 minutes, but we had to ride our luck and as the half wore on we got better.

"There were some choice words at half-time, but they went out again with a game plan - to forget about the conditions and being a goal down - and it worked for us.

"Our home form has been sloppy of late and we were on the back foot, but the word to come out of today was 'character' as we didn't play well. A bit of magic and a good finish got us the three points."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Worner
  • 8MooreBooked at 45mins
  • 3KennedySubstituted forArthurat 28'minutes
  • 14Antwi
  • 6Bennett
  • 28Jones
  • 2Fuller
  • 12Pell
  • 10MidsonSubstituted forFrancombat 84'minutes
  • 26Wyke
  • 11MooreBooked at 21minsSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Francomb
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 27Morris

Exeter

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 35Gill
  • 4Bennett
  • 6Coles
  • 32WheelerSubstituted forParkinat 79'minutes
  • 29GrimesSubstituted forO'Flynnat 45'minutes
  • 20Nichols
  • 22Keohane
  • 11DaviesSubstituted forGowat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 5Baldwin
  • 10Gow
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 21Gosling
  • 25Parkin
  • 30Pym
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
4,410

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Exeter City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Exeter City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

  4. Post update

    Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Coles (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

  10. Post update

    Matthew Gill (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Francomb replaces Jack Midson.

  12. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces David Wheeler.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Alan Gow replaces Arron Davies.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Exeter City 1. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Will Antwi.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon).

  19. Post update

    Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe271310441271449
2Chesterfield27139542251748
3Fleetwood26152944311347
4Rochdale27145843331047
5Burton2713773127446
6Oxford Utd26129536211545
7Southend26136734221245
8Newport2510873530538
9Morecambe28108103337-438
10Dag & Red2798103535035
11Wimbledon2798102930-135
12Plymouth2798102430-635
13Cheltenham2781093438-434
14Hartlepool2797112933-434
15York28711103234-232
16Exeter2695123236-432
17Mansfield28710112938-931
18Bristol Rovers2679102527-230
19Wycombe2678113236-429
20Accrington2678113138-729
21Portsmouth27611103241-929
22Bury26610103034-428
23Torquay2768132741-1426
24Northampton2657142036-1622
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