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AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Barnet

Lyle Taylor and Sean Rigg goals helped AFC Wimbledon to victory as they condemned Barnet to their second defeat away from home in four days.

Striker Taylor met a George Francomb pass to give the hosts a seventh-minute lead from close range.

Francomb was then denied from the penalty spot by Max Crocombe after Michael Nelson's foul on Adebayo Azeez.

Rigg came off the bench to ensure all three points in stoppage time as Barnet pushed forward in search of a leveller.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"I'm proud. It was an ugly game of football. It's hard when they put four up against you. You have to defend resiliently.

"They were tired. It's not an excuse. They were at the end of a long week, but they stuck with it, they defended for their lives.

"And, for the first 25 minutes we were excellent. We got it down, we passed, we moved, we were the footballing team."

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a disappointing performance. I don't think we really deserved anything.

"After what has been a good week for us, performance wise at Plymouth and last Saturday, we were second best all over the pitch.

"Not very often that I have to say we weren't quite at the races, but we were average."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 18Ajayi
  • 12MeadesSubstituted forKennedyat 80'minutes
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forRiggat 68'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 17Barcham
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 63'minutes
  • 14Azeez

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 22Osborne
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Kaja
  • 28Toonga

Barnet

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Hoyte
  • 6NelsonSubstituted forGambinat 45'minutes
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 7YiadomBooked at 50mins
  • 8Weston
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forMuggletonat 74'minutes
  • 11VilheteSubstituted forGashat 25'minutes
  • 24McLeanBooked at 60mins
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 12Gambin
  • 16Champion
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gash
  • 20Shomotun
  • 21Stephens
  • 23Gondoh
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,068

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Barnet 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Barnet 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Barnet 0. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adebayo Azeez.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  6. Post update

    Gavin Hoyte (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Johnson (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Callum Kennedy replaces Jonathan Meades because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  14. Post update

    Gavin Hoyte (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Gash (Barnet).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Sam Togwell.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron McLean (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11722189923
2Wycombe11632168821
3Leyton Orient116322013721
4Portsmouth115511710720
5Oxford Utd11551169720
6Mansfield11542179819
7Accrington115421510519
8Carlisle115422019119
9Northampton115331613318
10Luton115242115617
11Exeter115241616017
12Bristol Rovers115151412216
13Wimbledon114431313016
14Morecambe114252021-114
15Cambridge113531415-114
16Notts County114251619-314
17Hartlepool114161117-613
18York112451316-310
19Barnet113171320-710
20Stevenage112361118-79
21Crawley112361017-79
22Yeovil112271118-78
23Dag & Red111461221-97
24Newport11137719-126
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