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Jerome Okimo
Jerome Okimo's goal was his first for Stevenage

Jerome Okimo scored a free-kick from his own half as Stevenage came from behind to beat AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons opened the scoring just before the break when Dannie Bulman's cross found George Francomb at the back post, and he headed past Chris Day.

Jamile Matt latched onto Tom Pett's ball to equalise with a curling effort, having missed an earlier chance.

And Okimo capped Stevenage's comeback as his free-kick bounced through the hands of goalkeeper Ben Wilson.

AFC Wimbledon coach Simon Bassey told BBC Radio London:

"I'm standing here because the gaffer really feels let down and we won't be accepting those performances at this football club.

"It was a tough game, the conditions played a big part, but they certainly played the conditions better than us.

"We weren't physical enough, we didn't run hard enough, that's certainly not something this club is renowned for."

Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's a little unfortunate on their behalf on how we got the second goal but we felt it was coming from the possession we had and pressure we put on them.

"It was a very tough day to play football for both teams, one of the ugliest games I've seen in a long time. It was a day for hanging in there, battling, putting pressure on and keep on going.

"It's funny how different you look at things after a couple results. We'll keep our feet on the ground. We've got another big game again next week and we're looking forward to it already."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 31Wilson
  • 12Meades
  • 22OsborneBooked at 14mins
  • 6Robinson
  • 3Kennedy
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 11RiggSubstituted forAzeezat 59'minutes
  • 33Taylor
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forElliottat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Elliott
  • 14Azeez
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Kaja
  • 28Toonga

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 4McCombe
  • 23Okimo
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 3Cox
  • 15Tonge
  • 28McFadzeanSubstituted forGnanduilletat 53'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 10Matt

Substitutes

  • 6Hughes
  • 22Lee
  • 27Johnson
  • 29Crowe
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Gorman
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,846

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by George Francomb.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ben Wilson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Cox (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  8. Post update

    Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

  10. Post update

    Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ben Wilson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Stevenage 2. Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

  20. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Pett.

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