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WimbledonAFC Wimbledon3BuryBury2

AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Bury

Adebayo Akinfenwa
Akinfenwa scored the winner against MK Dons in midweek and his brace against Bury means he has seven goals in six games

Adebayo Akinfenwa's quickfire double set AFC Wimbledon on their way to a thrilling win over high-flying Bury.

The bulky striker, the matchwinner against MK Dons in midweek, volleyed in a 25th-minute opener and then headed a second from Sean Rigg's cross.

Danny Mayor's fierce strike gave the visitors hope but Matt Tubbs poked in the home side's third to make it 3-1.

Ryan Lowe's penalty, after Barry Fuller fouled Chris Hussey, set up a tense finale but Wimbledon held on.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"After the joy of mid-week (beating MK Dons) this was the perfect game and we knew it was the perfect game but we knew we had to do a lot of work without the ball.

"Credit to Bury. Throughout the game I never felt comfortable. I always thought they had a goal in them and credit to my players, they stayed with it and did everything right to see the game out.

"We were against a team who have hardly lost a game this season, they were top of the league and are a very good passing team.

"The first 20 minutes we got pulled about a bit, but once we got to grips with it we were excellent."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"You get beaten in football if you don't do the right things and we didn't today.

"We've had a lot of planning gone into the fixture. It's my job as a manager and coach to make sure that we are clinical.

"For 30 minutes, the passion was good, the drive was good, the determination and our power looked good and we caused them quite a lot of problems first half. It's disappointing going in 2-0 down."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2FullerBooked at 73mins
  • 6Bennett
  • 27Barrett
  • 3Smith
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forBeereat 78'minutes
  • 8MooreBooked at 87minsSubstituted forFramptonat 90+2'minutes
  • 4BulmanBooked at 61mins
  • 11Rigg
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forAzeezat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Frampton
  • 14Azeez
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Nicholson
  • 21Beere
  • 26McDonnell

Bury

  • 1Jalal
  • 27CameronBooked at 88mins
  • 34MillsSubstituted forHusseyat 66'minutes
  • 3McNulty
  • 2Jones
  • 10Mayor
  • 19SoaresBooked at 82mins
  • 6Etuhu
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forPlattat 74'minutes
  • 15Lowe
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forRoseat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 9Rose
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 20Platt
  • 26Lainton
  • 28Holmes
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,268

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Bury 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Bury 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

  4. Post update

    Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Jack Smith (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jack Smith.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Andy Frampton replaces Sammy Moore because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Clive Platt.

  12. Booking

    Nathan Cameron (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

  15. Booking

    Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

  17. Post update

    Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

  20. Post update

    Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe12741178925
2Burton128131613325
3Bury127232011923
4Luton12633128421
5Southend126241210220
6Plymouth12615138519
7Morecambe126151412219
8Shrewsbury125341510518
9Northampton125342016418
10Wimbledon125342019118
11Cambridge125252315817
12Portsmouth12453119217
13Newport124441513216
14Cheltenham124441011-116
15Mansfield125161216-416
16Accrington125161722-516
17Exeter124351316-315
18Dag & Red124261620-414
19Stevenage124261418-414
20Carlisle123361521-612
21Hartlepool12327718-1111
22York121741117-610
23Oxford Utd122461118-710
24Tranmere122371116-59
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