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AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Mansfield Town

Vadaine Oliver
Oliver has scored three goals for Mansfield since joining on loan from Crewe in October

Vadaine Oliver's second-half strike helped 10-man Mansfield to an away win at AFC Wimbledon.

The visitors started the brighter side, but they were reduced to 10 men in the first half when Robert Taylor saw red for a two-footed lunge on Sammy Moore.

Mansfield then broke the deadlock two minutes after the break, when Crewe loanee Oliver raced on to a direct ball before rolling past keeper James Shea.

Dannie Bulman had three chances for the home team but Mansfield clung on.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We struggled a little bit the first half, getting to grips with their shape.

"We were too narrow and we gave the onus to them, so then we tried to put a bit more width into it.

"In the second half we had a game plan and we were on the front foot. But we gave them the goal early on and that makes it hard.

"On another day we would have had a bit of luck and taken one of our three or four half chances we had. The boys have given everything after a scrappy, difficult first half."

Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"The boys gave me absolutely everything, their heart and soul. I'm over the moon for them.

"They ran themselves into the ground. They have gone through the brick wall today and that is what I ask of them.

"At the minute we are not a team competing at the top of the table, which is our aim. We are in a battle, a challenge and today is a tiny step towards where we need to go."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 27Barrett
  • 33GoodmanBooked at 79mins
  • 17Kennedy
  • 7Francomb
  • 8MooreSubstituted forPellat 84'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 11RiggBooked at 57mins
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forAzeezat 6'minutesSubstituted forOakleyat 75'minutes
  • 9Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 12Pell
  • 14Azeez
  • 22Nightingale
  • 23Oakley
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison
  • 31Sutherland

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Evtimov
  • 2Sutton
  • 6TafazolliBooked at 40mins
  • 26Waterfall
  • 15FreemanBooked at 87mins
  • 24BrownBooked at 58mins
  • 28ClementsSubstituted forHeslopat 84'minutes
  • 12McGuire
  • 22TaylorBooked at 34mins
  • 25OliverBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBinghamat 56'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 3Riley
  • 7Bell
  • 11Bingham
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Heslop
  • 17Lambe
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,790

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.

  7. Post update

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

  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

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by James Shea.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Matthew Rhead because of an injury.

  13. Booking

    Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Pell replaces Sammy Moore.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Simon Heslop replaces Chris Clements.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Oakley (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe21126336191742
2Shrewsbury21124531151640
3Luton21124526151140
4Burton2212463023740
5Plymouth21114628131537
6Southend2110562219335
7Newport219753024634
8Exeter229763027334
9Bury219483027331
10Morecambe219392322130
11Accrington219393235-330
12Cambridge218583225729
13Stevenage218492829-128
14Portsmouth217682526-127
15Wimbledon217682730-327
16Mansfield217591725-826
17Oxford Utd216782326-325
18Cheltenham216782030-1025
19Northampton2173113032-224
20Dag & Red2163122534-921
21Carlisle2163122740-1321
22York2131172228-620
23Tranmere2147102127-619
24Hartlepool2134141539-2413
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