Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3.
Scott Hogan's second-half hat-trick put Rochdale a point away from an automatic promotion spot in League Two.
Wimbledon goalkeeper Ross Worner misjudged Matt Done's wind-assisted cross and striker Hogan tapped in to put Keith Hill's Dale ahead.
He rounded Worner for number two and the 21-year-old's lobbed finish took his goal tally for the season to 15.
Charlie Wyke wasted the Dons' best chance, running into team-mate Danny Hylton with the goal at his mercy.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:
"I apologise for the performance. I felt sick watching it as the game wore on.
"I felt very let down by the lack of tempo when we went 1-0 down, and the lack of desire from the team to get back in the game. It was a severe lack of character throughout the team.
"Losing some players early on had a massive impact, as everything we worked on during the week went out the window, but it's not an excuse I'm going to hide behind."
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I knew we could grow into the game once we took the sting out of the opposition.
"We didn't allow them really to get any momentum and I knew we could go on and win the game.
"I thought we were excellent in our pursuit of making sure that we didn't give the opportunity to the opposition. I thought we defended absolutely superbly.
"We're happy with the success we've already achieved over the last 12 months. If we can continue that success then I'm sure we'll at least be in a play-off place.
"We're a good side and who's to say we can't rival the money teams of this league and the supposed favourites of this league."
- 2FullerSubstituted forFenlonat 69'minutes
- 12PellBooked at 24mins
- 9HyltonSubstituted forSheringhamat 76'minutes
- 8MooreSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 28'minutes
- 24AllenSubstituted forVincentiat 74'minutes
- 40HendersonSubstituted forBunneyat 86'minutes
- 11HoganSubstituted forDonnellyat 90+2'minutes
- Oliver Langford
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3.
Attempt saved. George Donnelly (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Scott Hogan.
Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kevin Sainte-Luce.
Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Ian Henderson.
Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Eastham.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.
Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).
Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 2. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Charlie Sheringham replaces Danny Hylton.
Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Jamie Allen.
Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).
Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jim Fenlon replaces Barry Fuller because of an injury.