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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Barry Fuller's first goal in eight years helped AFC Wimbledon to victory against Dagenham and earned his side a first win in seven games.

Dannie Bulman's deflected volley trickled inches wide before Fuller tapped in after Adam Barrett knocked down George Francomb's corner.

The Daggers could have levelled twice, but Jamie Cureton and Ashley Chambers missed clear chances.

Bulman sliced wide when well placed in the dying stages, but the Dons held on.

The win lifts them up to 14th as Dagenham drop to 22nd, just three points outside the League Two relegation zone.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We started well and looked like we were pressing on and trying to score early on in the game. But it was strange because there were points when we weren't brave and were playing backwards and we were dropping a little bit when we were out of position.

'"The second-half became a bit of scrap, with 25 minutes to go they brought on two really good strikers (Cureton and Murphy).

"They didn't have an attempt on target all game."

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

"We have to be better, I can't fault the players' character, work rate and effort, but at some points in the game we lacked a little bit of quality when we got in good areas.

"I don't think they've really threatened our goal, we didn't really threatened theirs, but second half I thought we looked the more likely to score, but we haven't done.

"They were resilient and they defended well, but we did get in good positions and just didn't capitalise."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Shea
  • 2FullerBooked at 89mins
  • 27Barrett
  • 6Bennett
  • 3Smith
  • 7Francomb
  • 31Sutherland
  • 4Bulman
  • 11Rigg
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forMooreat 78'minutes
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forAzeezat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Moore
  • 14Azeez
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Nicholson
  • 21Beere
  • 23Oakley
  • 26McDonnell

Dag & Red

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Cousins
  • 8Ogogo
  • 5Saah
  • 21Partridge
  • 2BattSubstituted forObileyeat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Bingham
  • 17HowellSubstituted forCuretonat 65'minutes
  • 14Porter
  • 10Chambers
  • 23HemmingsBooked at 56mins
  • 27YusuffSubstituted forMurphyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 4Doe
  • 7Cureton
  • 9Murphy
  • 15Labadie
  • 16Green
  • 25Obileye
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
3,887

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  3. Post update

    Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Ayo Obileye replaces Damien Batt.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  7. Booking

    Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matt Partridge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Matt Partridge (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  13. Post update

    Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sammy Moore replaces Matt Tubbs.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon).