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AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Stevenage

A debut goal from Cameron Lancaster helped earn Stevenage victory over AFC Wimbledon in League Two.

Matt Tubbs slid Wimbledon ahead from eight yards but Stevenage levelled when Simon Walton's free-kick was tipped on to the bar and Dean Wells nodded in.

Lancaster put Boro ahead in bizarre fashion when his deep cross evaded everyone and found the back of the net.

Stevenage made it three when Charlie Lee headed in, before Adebayo Azeez netted a consolation goal for the Dons.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We're all hurt by it, you want to win your home games, but we didn't do enough today and it's frustrating."

"First half, I felt that we weren't playing well enough, but I thought that we were quite open in the midfield areas, we had two wingers on the pitch.

"At half-time I told the boys I wanted to go for it, maybe I changed it too early, maybe I went for the win too early, and we got disjointed because of it."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"People say to me could this be the best Stevenage team ever? It could be the best team ever.

"There were some really good passages of play at the start of the first half."

On Cameron Lancaster's goal: "It was a well delivered ball towards the back post that happened to go in."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Bennett
  • 27BarrettBooked at 68mins
  • 17Kennedy
  • 16Sainte-LuceSubstituted forPhillipsat 56'minutes
  • 4BulmanBooked at 42mins
  • 8Moore
  • 11RiggSubstituted forAzeezat 70'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 9Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 12Pell
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 18Nicholson
  • 21Beere
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison

Stevenage

  • 1Beasant
  • 25Henry
  • 6Bond
  • 19Wells
  • 23Okimo
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8WaltonBooked at 82mins
  • 22LeeSubstituted forDeaconat 79'minutes
  • 11PettBooked at 65minsSubstituted forMarriottat 81'minutes
  • 9Charles
  • 24LancasterSubstituted forCalcuttat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ashton
  • 10Zola
  • 14Marriott
  • 15Calcutt
  • 16Day
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,791

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Stevenage 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Stevenage 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Stevenage 3. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Tubbs with a cross.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Sean Rigg.

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Adam Marriott (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Adam Marriott (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

  13. Booking

    Simon Walton (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Stevenage).

  15. Post update

    Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Adam Marriott replaces Tom Pett.

  17. Post update

    Simon Walton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Charlie Lee.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Connor Calcutt (Stevenage).