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Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Josh Scowen
Josh Scowen scored his first league goal of the season for Wycombe

Wycombe stayed top of League Two as two second-half goals gave them victory over AFC Wimbledon and extended their unbeaten league run to 10 games.

After a quiet opening period, Wycombe went ahead when Josh Scowen sidefooted in from Steven Craig's flicked header.

Peter Murphy nearly doubled the lead with a dipping volley from the edge of the area before shooting straight at goalkeeper James Shea.

The second goal did come soon after when Sam Wood headed in Craig's cross.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on Wimbledon win

"It's one of the performances of the season without a doubt.

"I thought the defence was superb, I'm not sure Wimbledon had a shot on goal. I thought the better team won.

"It's having your team-mates next to you, knowing that someone has your back through thick and thin, that gives you the confidence to try new things.

"When they perform like that, it's worth everything we've done in the season, all the training, all the preparation and everything, it's great to see coming it together."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Wycombe v Wimbledon

"I've got no complaints about today's result. When teams are at the top of the table they are there for a reason.

"I think they out-worked us. They won most of the second balls and had quality in the right areas when they needed it.

"We were poor today, but that's not to take credit away from Wycombe who thoroughly deserved that."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2JombatiBooked at 89mins
  • 6Pierre
  • 26Mawson
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 32mins
  • 7Cowan-HallSubstituted forKretzschmarat 86'minutes
  • 15MurphyBooked at 44mins
  • 4Scowen
  • 11Wood
  • 9HayesSubstituted forBloomfieldat 90'minutes
  • 12CraigSubstituted forMcClureat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lewis
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 18Rowe
  • 19McClure
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 23Walker

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Bennett
  • 27Barrett
  • 3Smith
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forAzeezat 89'minutes
  • 18NicholsonSubstituted forPellat 74'minutes
  • 8Moore
  • 11RiggBooked at 32minsSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 64'minutes
  • 9TubbsBooked at 37mins
  • 10AkinfenwaBooked at 29mins

Substitutes

  • 5Frampton
  • 12Pell
  • 14Azeez
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 17Kennedy
  • 26McDonnell
  • 30Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
4,329

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away1
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Paul Hayes.

Booking

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces George Francomb.

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

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Max Kretzschmar replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt McClure replaces Steven Craig.

Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Pell replaces Jake Nicholson.

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sido Jombati.

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jake Nicholson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Sean Rigg.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Paris Cowan-Hall.

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, AFC Wimbledon 0. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Craig.

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Second Half

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe138411981128
2Bury1382323111226
3Burton138141615125
4Luton13733149524
5Plymouth13715148622
6Morecambe137151612422
7Shrewsbury136341610621
8Southend136341311221
9Newport135441613319
10Cheltenham135441313019
11Cambridge135352315818
12Northampton135352219318
13Wimbledon135352021-118
14Portsmouth134541112-117
15Stevenage135261619-317
16Mansfield135261216-417
17Exeter134451417-316
18Accrington135171824-616
19Dag & Red134271621-514
20Oxford Utd133461318-513
21Carlisle133371522-712
22Hartlepool13328820-1211
23York131751118-710
24Tranmere132381118-79
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