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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Portsmouth

AFC Wimbledon leapfrogged Portsmouth in the League Two table as Ben Chorley's own goal sealed a narrow Dons victory.

Pompey defender Chorley's wild swing from a Craig Tanner cross proved to be the game's decisive moment as Pompey probed, but rarely threatened.

Portsmouth's Matt Tubbs was denied a dream return to Kingsmeadow by fully-stretched Dons keeper Ross Worner.

Wimbledon came closest to adding to their lead when Adebayo Akinfenwa headed a corner against the bar.

Both sides remain in mid-table, with Wimbledon moving up to 12th and Portsmouth dropping a place to 13th.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"I didn't realise how strong the wind was against us, I would have taken 0-0 at half-time.

"To end a tough week with three points, we're over the moon.

"Over the next few weeks I've got to keep pushing them hard in training and not easing off. They'll get their time to recover and refresh their legs but I'm going to drive them hard over the next five weeks and see if we can finish as strong as we can."

Portsmouth boss Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

"I'm disappointed with the result; that goes without saying. It was a game we felt we could come and take points from and we haven't.

"It's a goal that should be stopped. We have to do more with the amount of possession we have. We are disappointed with the lack of chances we created. It wasn't to be today.

"The new lads arrived Thursday evening and you can't do a lot of work in a training session on Friday. It takes time for them to get together and get the understanding going."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 33Goodman
  • 3Smith
  • 35PotterSubstituted forAzeezat 78'minutes
  • 19Reeves
  • 8MooreBooked at 89mins
  • 11RiggBooked at 9minsSubstituted forBeereat 61'minutes
  • 27Tanner
  • 10AkinfenwaBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 21Beere
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison
  • 30Fitzpatrick
  • 37Gallagher

Portsmouth

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Jones
  • 4East
  • 5Devera
  • 6Chorley
  • 24NosworthySubstituted forWestcarrat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 28KpekawaBooked at 90mins
  • 21DunneSubstituted forMcCallumat 65'minutes
  • 29HollandsSubstituted forFogdenat 78'minutes
  • 8J WallaceBooked at 67mins
  • 9TaylorBooked at 60mins
  • 14Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 15McCallum
  • 18Passley
  • 19Fogden
  • 20Westcarr
  • 25Atangana
  • 27Cornell
  • 34Butler
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
4,485

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Portsmouth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Portsmouth 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Paul Jones.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Booking

    Cole Kpekawa (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Cole Kpekawa (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

    Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Danny East (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul McCallum (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Booking

    Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Dangerous play by Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth).

  14. Post update

    Jake Goodman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Booking

    Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Danny East.

  20. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Paul Jones.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton371610114334958
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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