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Crawley Town 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

Adebayo Akinfenwa
Adebayo Akinfenwa scored 15 goals for AFC Wimbledon last season

Goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Andy Barcham gave AFC Wimbledon their first win of the season at the expense of Crawley Town.

The hosts took the lead when Gwion Edwards headed home Luke Rooney's cross at the back post.

Akinfenwa headed in a Barcham cross after the break to level the scores.

Barcham, who earlier forced a fine save from Freddie Woodman, won it with another header after George Francomb's shot was blocked.

AFC Wimbledeon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"I wanted to see whether we could recreate the Plymouth game in the first half.

"I needed to find out whether they could recreate that because that's how I imagined it and we didn't, we clearly didn't.

"Straight away I had a brave decision to make. It was a simple one to change it around and unfortunately Tom (Elliott) was the one that made way, it could have been anyone at that point.

"There is no point having a player like Bayo Akinfenwa and not playing to his strengths when the time is right."

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Sussex:

"I thought we dominated the first half and were excellent and they dominated us second half and a couple of mistakes and a couple of bad goals we conceded.

"We are obviously not pleased, we're frustrated and we wanted to make this place a fortress starting today. We have a chance to make it right on Tuesday night.

"I'm just disappointed for the players and the staff and the supporters."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Woodman
  • 24Van Den Bogaert
  • 6Bradley
  • 23DonnellyBooked at 88mins
  • 16Ashton
  • 10Rooney
  • 4WaltonBooked at 68minsSubstituted forYoungat 85'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 80mins
  • 20DeaconSubstituted forBarnardat 66'minutes
  • 18Harrold

Substitutes

  • 5McNerney
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 17Bawling

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 22Osborne
  • 7Francomb
  • 8Reeves
  • 12Meades
  • 17Barcham
  • 33TaylorBooked at 74minsSubstituted forAzeezat 78'minutes
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forRiggat 86'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forBulmanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 4Bulman
  • 5Nightingale
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 24McDonnell
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,988

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Bryan Van Den Bogaert (Crawley Town).

  8. Booking

    Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Simon Walton.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  15. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Booking

    Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 2. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by George Francomb.