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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Hartlepool United

Marlon Harewood
Marlon Harewood's strike earned Hartlepool their first win of the season

Hartlepool picked up their first points of the season as a second-half fightback saw them beat AFC Wimbledon.

Matt Tubbs put the hosts in front as he was left unmarked in the area to roll a finish past goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

Pools were level less than a minute after the break as Middlesbrough loanee Charlie Wyke headed in a deflected free-kick.

Marlon Harewood then struck before Wimbledon were given a penalty but Flinders superbly saved Tubbs's effort.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"I'm really, really disappointed, frustrated. I thought first half we played really well, on the front foot, and caused them loads of problems. I did say to the staff at that point we need a second goal, but there's no excuse for the second half.

"I saw an energy in Hartlepool, they came out, raised their tempo, and we went the opposite way. For 25 minutes in that second half we got bullied at one end, bullied at the other and outrun in the middle of the pitch.

"I said to the boys about them taking responsibility on the pitch, somebody, whether it's a player leading by example or somebody getting the lads together and doing it."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Bennett
  • 27Barrett
  • 17KennedySubstituted forAzeezat 73'minutes
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 64'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8MooreSubstituted forPellat 64'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 11Rigg
  • 9Tubbs
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 12Pell
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Nicholson
  • 29Harrison

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 4Bates
  • 5Collins
  • 7Franks
  • 8Walker
  • 9Harewood
  • 10Miller
  • 17Brobbel
  • 21Duckworth
  • 24WykeSubstituted forRichardsat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 11Compton
  • 14Woods
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 26Harrison
  • 32Barber
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
3,576

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Hartlepool United 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  4. Post update

    Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  9. Post update

    Sam Collins (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Charlie Wyke.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

  13. Post update

    Penalty saved! Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Matt Tubbs draws a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Barrett (AFC Wimbledon).

  17. Post update

    Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Callum Kennedy.