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AFC Wimbledon 0-3 Rochdale

Scott Hogan

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."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Worner
  • 2FullerSubstituted forFenlonat 69'minutes
  • 19Arthur
  • 6Bennett
  • 28Jones
  • 27Morris
  • 12PellBooked at 24mins
  • 7Francomb
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forSheringhamat 76'minutes
  • 26Wyke
  • 8MooreSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 28'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Midson
  • 11Moore
  • 15Fenlon
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 22Brown

Rochdale

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 16Done
  • 24AllenSubstituted forVincentiat 74'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 22O'Connell
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forBunneyat 86'minutes
  • 12Lund
  • 11HoganSubstituted forDonnellyat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Kennedy
  • 25Rose

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 7Vincenti
  • 9Donnelly
  • 15Porter
  • 21Thomson
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
3,837

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home3
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Donnelly (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Scott Hogan.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kevin Sainte-Luce.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Ian Henderson.

  10. Goal!

    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.

  11. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

  12. Post update

    Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

  14. Goal!

    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.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Charlie Sheringham replaces Danny Hylton.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Jamie Allen.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jim Fenlon replaces Barry Fuller because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield301510548272155
2Scunthorpe301313442281452
3Oxford Utd301312540241651
4Rochdale29155946341250
5Burton2914873328550
6Fleetwood281531045331248
7Southend29138836251147
8Newport2610973530539
9Dag & Red30109113738-139
10Plymouth29109102731-439
11Hartlepool30108123235-338
12Wimbledon30108123236-438
13Morecambe29108113338-538
14York31812113437-336
15Cheltenham2981293539-436
16Exeter2998123438-435
17Mansfield30811113240-835
18Accrington2889113238-633
19Portsmouth30712113443-933
20Bury28711103235-332
21Bristol Rovers29710122732-531
22Wycombe2979133238-630
23Torquay2878132841-1329
24Northampton2858152139-1823
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