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AFC Wimbledon 4-1 Luton Town

Striker Lyle Taylor scored twice as AFC Wimbledon thrashed Luton Town 4-1 for a fifth League Two win in six games.

The Dons, now three points off the play-off places, went ahead when Ryan Sweeney headed a corner across goal and the ball went in off Scott Cuthbert.

Taylor turned in Andy Barcham's cross for 2-0 and Sean Rigg fired in a third from 18 yards after the break.

George Francomb's corner provided Taylor's second, before Jack Marriott smashed an edge-of-the-box consolation.

Luton are 14th in the table, 10 points off the top seven.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

"If we can keep the players happy, not doing anything weird and wonderful, keep the energy high and the good feel about the place, then we'll see where it takes us.

"If it's successful, great. If it's not, it's not going to be for the want of trying.

"We got two good goals in quick succession at a good time. Goals change games - at that point we were in control."

Luton manager Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"When you defend like that you get punished at any level and we got punished today. I didn't really see that coming after what we done, but that's what happened. I'm very, very disappointed.

"It was a unfortunate goal, the first one. We weren't dominate enough, but the others are avoidable.

"We got what we deserved today because we didn't deserve anything."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2Fuller
  • 12Meades
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forRiggat 21'minutes
  • 6Robinson
  • 4Bulman
  • 20Sweeney
  • 17Barcham
  • 7Francomb
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 75'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forAzeezat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 25Gallagher

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 44Sheehan
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 40Howells
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 75mins
  • 19LeeSubstituted forPigottat 72'minutes
  • 15McCourtSubstituted forSmithat 56'minutes
  • 14Marriott
  • 9BensonBooked at 38mins
  • 22Mackail-SmithSubstituted forOkuonghaeat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Tyler
  • 3Potts
  • 4Smith
  • 11Green
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 45Pigott
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,439

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Luton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Luton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Paul Benson.

  7. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

  11. Post update

    Jake Howells (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

  14. Post update

    Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Tom Elliott.