League Two
WimbledonAFC Wimbledon4ExeterExeter City1

AFC Wimbledon 4-1 Exeter City

AFC Wimbledon saw off Exeter to record a fourth win in five games.

League Two top scorer Matt Tubbs found the net for his 12th goal of the season before Adebayo Azeez's right-footed shot doubled the hosts' lead.

Azeez added a third with 20 minutes to go and Adebayo Akinfenwa's eighth goal of the campaign rounded off a brilliant Dons performance.

Liam Sercombe got one back for Exeter in the 90th minute as they recorded only their second loss since October.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"Exeter are a really good team, they haven't been on the run they've been on because they're not- they moved the ball really well.

"Once we got that second goal the shackles could come off a little bit more and the more they tried to push to get back in it the more spaces we had.

"You win a game three or four one because the opposition are throwing caution to the wind and it's not because you're outplaying them.

"If you'd asked me at the start of December what would have been on the wish list it would have been to be in the third round of the FA Cup with a big tie and to be in the top half of the table."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2FullerBooked at 18minsSubstituted forSutherlandat 82'minutes
  • 33Goodman
  • 27Barrett
  • 17Kennedy
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 12Pell
  • 11RiggSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 76'minutes
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 72'minutes
  • 9Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 23Oakley
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison
  • 30Fitzpatrick
  • 31Sutherland

Exeter

  • 21Hamon
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 8Oakley
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 4BennettSubstituted forMoore-Taylorat 60'minutes
  • 33Harley
  • 7Sercombe
  • 22Wheeler
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forNicholsat 45'minutes
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forMorrisonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Keohane
  • 11Davies
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 20Nichols
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym
  • 34Morrison
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
4,417

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Exeter City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Exeter City 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 4, Exeter City 1. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Wheeler.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 4, Exeter City 0. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Pell.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Frankie Sutherland replaces Barry Fuller.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. David Fitzpatrick replaces Sean Rigg.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Clinton Morrison replaces Alex Nicholls.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Adebayo Azeez.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Exeter City 0. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.