League Two
WimbledonAFC Wimbledon1CarlisleCarlisle United3

Carlisle ended a run of three straights defeats by coming from behind to beat hosts AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons had led early on, Adebayo Akinfenwa converting Callum Kennedy's cross with less than two minutes gone.

Sean O'Hanlon then nodded the visitors level from a Kyle Dempsey free-kick before Akinfenwa hit the crossbar.

Steven Rigg headed Carlisle in front from Danny Grainger's centre and David Amoo sealed the victory on the counter in the closing stages of the game.

AFC Wimbledon are now 13th in League Two, eight points adrift of the play-off places, while the Cumbrians moved up to 21st, a point clear of the relegation zone.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We wanted to take the game to them. We got the perfect start and in the first half we were very good in spells.

"We've got to stop being naive because we've given away a silly free kick, we've then not defended that free kick that's made it 1-1.

"Then we've made a mistake around the edge of our area and been punished for that and then they broke on us very quickly. We didn't have enough balance."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 17Kennedy
  • 19ReevesSubstituted forNightingaleat 89'minutes
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 33Goodman
  • 11RiggSubstituted forPotterat 65'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forConnollyat 65'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 7Francomb

Substitutes

  • 8Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 22Nightingale
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison
  • 34Connolly
  • 35Potter

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 2GraingerBooked at 71mins
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 8SweeneySubstituted forBeckat 90+5'minutes
  • 15Meppen-Walter
  • 22Dempsey
  • 21RiggSubstituted forAsamoahat 74'minutes
  • 16PottsSubstituted forAmooat 83'minutes
  • 31YoungBooked at 87mins
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 34Griffith

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 14Gillies
  • 17Beck
  • 18Brough
  • 20Hanford
  • 25Asamoah
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,186

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Carlisle United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Carlisle United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Young.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Antony Sweeney.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Carlisle United 3. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

  10. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

  11. Post update

    Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Will Nightingale replaces Jake Reeves.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matt Young (Carlisle United).

  18. Booking

    Matt Young (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. David Amoo replaces Brad Potts.