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AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Newport County

Newport defender Kevin Feely was sent off in the 55th minute against Wimbledon
Newport defender Kevin Feely was sent off in the 55th minute against Wimbledon

Adebayo Akinfenwa's brace of goals ensured Newport County began life without manager Justin Edinburgh with defeat at AFC Wimbledon.

Edinburgh's appointment as boss of League One side Gillingham had been confirmed earlier on Saturday.

Akinfenwa drilled home an early header, but failed to beat Joe Day with a penalty when Kevin Feely was sent off for bringing down George Francomb.

But Akinfenwa made amends when he turned in Francomb's cross.

It was an ignominious start for Newport caretaker boss Jimmy Dack as County fell to a fourth successive League Two defeat.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Newport

"In the second half we wanted to get the boys a bit braver and make sure our quality shone through.

"We knew if they made it a scrap, they'd be better at it than us.

"The penalty moment you think is going to be a game-changer, but that's not how it worked out."

Newport County caretaker manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales:

"Up until the sending off I thought it was a good performance.

"We were getting back into the game - obviously the goal killed us in the first half - but I thought we played well in then first half, there wasn't a lot in the game.

"Second half we started off and I thought we were the better team, pushing and looking to get the goal and there was only one team in it until the sending off."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 22NightingaleSubstituted forPhillipsat 45'minutes
  • 17Kennedy
  • 7Francomb
  • 19Reeves
  • 4Bulman
  • 11RiggSubstituted forPotterat 69'minutes
  • 34ConnollySubstituted forAzeezat 70'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 8Moore
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 21Beere
  • 26McDonnell
  • 27Tanner
  • 35Potter

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 3FeelyBooked at 56mins
  • 6Yakubu
  • 5JonesBooked at 70mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 4PorterBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMinshullat 79'minutes
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forKlukowskiat 75'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 13Sandell
  • 10O'Connor
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forStoreyat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Minshull
  • 14Jeffers
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Klukowski
  • 20Storey
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Poole
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,817

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 0.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Alfie Potter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Mark Phillips (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lee Minshull replaces Max Porter.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Adam Chapman.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 0. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Alfie Potter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces David Connolly.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Alfie Potter replaces Sean Rigg.

Hand ball by Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Adam Chapman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Miles Storey replaces Chris Zebroski.

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

Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

Penalty saved! Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Kevin Feely (Newport County) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Penalty AFC Wimbledon. George Francomb draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Kevin Feely (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sean Rigg.

Foul by David Connolly (AFC Wimbledon).

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29176641271457
2Wycombe291511341212056
3Shrewsbury29167641192255
4Luton28149534211351
5Southend2914963124751
6Newport2913793635146
7Bury29136104034645
8Plymouth291271033221143
9Exeter30119104042-242
10Stevenage29125123938141
11Northampton29124134740740
12Wimbledon28117104038240
13Morecambe29108112928138
14Cambridge28106124234836
15Oxford Utd29810113337-434
16Portsmouth2889112933-433
17Dag & Red2996143239-733
18Carlisle29103163750-1333
19Accrington28103153649-1333
20Mansfield2887132335-1231
21Tranmere2879122934-530
22Cheltenham2979132643-1730
23York29513112735-828
24Hartlepool2956182250-2821
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