League Two
WimbledonAFC Wimbledon3MansfieldMansfield Town1

AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Mansfield Town

AFC Wimbledon came from behind to defeat Mansfield and keep up their League Two play-off challenge.

Matt Green put the Stags in front with a tap-in before Lyle Taylor levelled when he calmly slotted the ball into the centre of the goal.

Jonathan Meades put the hosts ahead with a powerful header from Callum Kennedy's corner.

Late on Tom Elliot flicked the ball through to Adebayo Azeez who chipped over Brian Jensen to seal victory.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

"Credit to the boys, they had a lot to do at 1-0 down but the attitude they've shown over the last four of five games (has been great) and they were too strong for them.

"The attitude and the energy we've played with has been phenomenal.

"We've got to make sure that our second half of the season is much, much stronger than our first half."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 22OsborneBooked at 10mins
  • 12MeadesBooked at 49mins
  • 11Rigg
  • 4Bulman
  • 17Barcham
  • 9Elliott
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forKennedyat 45'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAzeezat 69'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 14Azeez
  • 16Beere
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
  • 25Gallagher

Mansfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Jensen
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 28Adams
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forThomasat 65'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 31BaxendaleSubstituted forMcGuireat 53'minutes
  • 19Lambe
  • 11WestcarrSubstituted forRoseat 53'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 4Rose
  • 6Collins
  • 9Beardsley
  • 17Blair
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
4,089

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Mansfield Town 1. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Elliott.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

  8. Post update

    Blair Adams (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  11. Post update

    Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  14. Post update

    Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Mansfield Town 1. Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Kennedy with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jack Thomas.

  20. Post update

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