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AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Hartlepool United

Callum Kennedy
Callum Kennedy previously played for Scunthorpe before joining AFC Wimbledon

Callum Kennedy's first goal for Wimbledon helped his side secure a comfortable victory over Hartlepool.

Kennedy's free-kick eluded everyone in the box to give the home side the lead.

Shortly after, the Dons scored again through Lyle Taylor's well-directed half-volley.

The visitors rarely threatened and conceded a penalty midway through the second half after Kudus Oyenuga brought down Taylor, but his resulting spot-kick crashed off the post.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

"I thought there was a big gulf between the teams on the day - I thought we were value for a lot more.

"We've been saying that somebody's going to get a spanking from us at some point and today probably should have been that day.

"Typical us, we make things a little bit difficult for ourselves. A penalty miss, a couple of one-on-one chances, a header disallowed."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 31Wilson
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 22Osborne
  • 12Meades
  • 4Bulman
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forToongaat 90+2'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 3Kennedy
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forElliottat 83'minutes
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Elliott
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
  • 25Gallagher
  • 26Kaja
  • 28Toonga

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 29OkuonghaeSubstituted forOyenugaat 36'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 6Bates
  • 20Jones
  • 3CarrollBooked at 23mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 14Woods
  • 15Oates
  • 21Duckworth
  • 9BinghamSubstituted forFenwickat 67'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 10PaynterSubstituted forBantonat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 11Oyenuga
  • 12Nelson-Addy
  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Fenwick
  • 23Smith
  • 28Banton
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,638

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Post update

    Karleigh Osborne (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Christian Toonga replaces Jake Reeves.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  7. Post update

    Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  10. Post update

    Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jason Banton replaces Billy Paynter.

  12. Booking

    Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Lyle Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

  19. Post update

    Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kudus Oyenuga (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.