Match ends, Oxford United 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.
Oxford United 2-1 AFC Wimbledon
Deadline day signing David Connolly scored on his debut to help managerless Oxford overcome AFC Wimbledon and move into the automatic promotion places.
Tom Newey nodded the hosts ahead from Danny Rose's corner before the break.
On-loan Portsmouth striker Connolly made it 2-0 with a clipped finish after coming on as a second-half substitute.
Charlie Wyke pulled one back at the second attempt after Ryan Clarke saved, and Danny Hylton nearly levelled in stoppage time but headed wide.
Victory brought the U's back-to-back home wins for the first time in 18 months, while the Dons are still waiting for their first point against Oxford after eight attempts.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:
"It is disappointing in result terms and I didn't think there was a lot between the teams.
"We let ourselves down. They had one attempt on goal for the first half and that was their goal.
"I told them it is about both boxes and we were as good as, if not better, than them and we lost both boxes in the end."
- 7RiggSubstituted forConnollyat 46'minutes
- 9ConstableSubstituted forKitsonat 83'minutes
- 15FenlonSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 65'minutes
- 27MorrisSubstituted forMidsonat 79'minutes
- 14AntwiSubstituted forArthurat 64'minutes
- Andy D'Urso
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.
Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Bevans.
Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).
Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Oxford United. Dave Kitson replaces James Constable.
Matt Bevans (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jack Midson replaces Aaron Morris because of an injury.
John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John Mullins.
Goal! Oxford United 2, AFC Wimbledon 1. Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Hylton.
Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).
Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Jim Fenlon.