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Accrington Stanley 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Managerless Accrington Stanley made light of James Beattie's resignation by beating AFC Wimbledon to claim their second successive win in League Two.

James Gray settled a dour encounter by scoring an 83rd-minute winner.

Adam Buxton barged through two defenders before passing to Gray, who slotted into the bottom corner of the net for his fifth goal of the season.

After Beattie left by mutual consent in a shock move on Friday, his assistant Paul Stephenson took temporary charge.

The Dons went closest in the 56th minute when Sean Rigg's effort from a corner was finger-tipped onto the bar by Joe Lumley and bounced down for Piero Mingoia to clear off the line.

Accrington also won Beattie's final game in charge last Saturday - a 3-2 home win over Tranmere Rovers.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Lumley
  • 25Atkinson
  • 5Aldred
  • 2Buxton
  • 16Hunt
  • 4Joyce
  • 11Naismith
  • 24ProctorBooked at 55mins
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forWindassat 70'minutes
  • 14Carver
  • 9GraySubstituted forHatfieldat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Winnard
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 20Goulding
  • 44Bowerman

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 6Bennett
  • 27Barrett
  • 29Harrison
  • 2Fuller
  • 8Moore
  • 4Bulman
  • 11RiggBooked at 9minsSubstituted forFrancombat 66'minutes
  • 21BeereSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 75'minutes
  • 9Tubbs
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forAzeezat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Francomb
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Nicholson
  • 26McDonnell
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
1,238

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces James Gray.

Attempt saved. Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Lumley.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, AFC Wimbledon 0. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Buxton.

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Tom Beere because of an injury.

Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Piero Mingoia.

Attempt missed. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Francomb replaces Sean Rigg.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

Attempt saved. Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

Booking

Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Harrison (AFC Wimbledon).

Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

Ben Harrison (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton7610113819
2Morecambe7511126616
3Bury7421104614
4Wycombe7421105514
5Cheltenham742174314
6Cambridge7322149511
7Shrewsbury7322117411
8Southend732275211
9Northampton732287111
10Plymouth731396310
11Portsmouth731367-110
12Stevenage7313911-210
13Mansfield730479-29
14Tranmere7223101008
15Wimbledon72231112-18
16York715189-18
17Newport7223810-28
18Luton722357-28
19Dag & Red72141013-37
20Hartlepool721447-37
21Accrington7214813-57
22Oxford Utd7034610-43
23Exeter7034410-63
24Carlisle7034617-113
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