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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:

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Mansfield

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

Hand ball by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

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.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Booking

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

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

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

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

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

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

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.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jack Thomas.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.

Attempt missed. Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jack Thomas replaces Adam Chapman.

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

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

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is too high.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Mansfield Town).

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Northampton26174546301655
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4Portsmouth251111344222244
5Bristol Rovers26134936261043
6Wycombe2511773225740
7Accrington22116538261239
8Wimbledon2610973832639
9Mansfield2610883628838
10Carlisle2410864239338
11Leyton Orient2691074138337
12Cambridge27107103939037
13Morecambe25105104543235
14Exeter2697103539-434
15Crawley27104133345-1234
16Notts County2596103844-633
17Barnet2795133644-832
18Luton2687113838031
19Stevenage2769123750-1327
20Newport2558122839-1123
21Hartlepool2272132135-1423
22Dag & Red2647152747-2019
23Yeovil2638152440-1617
24York2537152648-2216
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