League Two
Wimbledon1Oxford Utd2

AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Oxford United

Jordan Bowery's winner saw Oxford United beat AFC Wimbledon to boost their League Two promotion chances.

The U's took the lead early on when former Dons man Danny Hylton reacted quickest in the area to tap in.

Benjamin Buchel's failure to hold Tom Elliott's shot resulted in Andy Barcham passing into an open net to equalise.

But Bowery won the game for Oxford only four minutes after coming on when he capped off a run from the halfway line with a composed finish.

United move four points clear of fourth-placed Accrington, while Wimbledon drop to eighth.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Oxford

"I don't think they deserved to win. I looked at the stats, we've had 15 attempts on goal, eight on target.

"I thought we were the team who looked like we could score, but good teams punish you.

"For the first goal I'm really disappointed with the officials, it's a foul on our goalie."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 20SweeneyBooked at 63mins
  • 12Meades
  • 11Rigg
  • 8ReevesSubstituted forSmithat 82'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forFrancombat 66'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 78'minutes
  • 33TaylorBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 7Francomb
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 14Azeez
  • 18Smith
  • 19Fitzpatrick

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 16KennyBooked at 85mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forWaringat 78'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 28MaguireSubstituted forBoweryat 56'minutes
  • 10Hylton

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 7Waring
  • 19Ismail
  • 24Ashby
  • 29Bowery
  • 31Roberts
  • 36Evans
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,628

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Oxford United 2.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Jordan Bowery (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Jordan Bowery (Oxford United).

Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Booking

Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Connor Smith replaces Jake Reeves.

Hand ball by George Waring (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. George Waring replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Tom Elliott.

Attempt saved. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Francomb replaces Andy Barcham.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Ryan Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon).

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Oxford United 2. Jordan Bowery (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Hylton.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Bowery replaces Chris Maguire.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt blocked. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

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

Hand ball by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton33235559322774
2Plymouth33197748272164
3Oxford Utd331710655322361
4Accrington31168755381756
5Portsmouth321313651292252
6Wycombe32157103730752
7Leyton Orient33141094945452
8Wimbledon32149950391151
9Mansfield34149114640651
10Bristol Rovers32155124234850
11Carlisle31131084944549
12Cambridge33138124846247
13Luton33128134848044
14Exeter33128134348-544
15Barnet32117144248-640
16Notts County32116154655-939
17Crawley33115173755-1838
18Morecambe33106175461-736
19Newport31810133544-934
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil33611163347-1429
22Hartlepool3084182949-2028
23York3368193761-2426
24Dag & Red3248203258-2620
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