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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.

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Ardley on Crawley v AFC Wimbledon

"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.

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Yates on Crawley v AFC Wimbledon

"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

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Bryan Van Den Bogaert (Crawley Town).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Simon Walton.

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.

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.

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Freddie Woodman.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Freddie Woodman.

Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Barnard replaces Roarie Deacon.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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