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Adebayo Akinfenwa had not scored for Wimbledon in over four months -since 28 November
Adebayo Akinfenwa had not scored for Wimbledon since 28 November

Adebayo Akinfenwa struck his first goal in over four months to earn a late victory for AFC Wimbledon at League Two promotion rivals Plymouth.

Wimbledon led from a lightning break on 30 minutes when Tom Elliott and Jake Reeves set up Lyle Taylor to score.

Graham Carey belted home a brilliant 61st-minute angled volley from left-back Gary Sawyer's cross to level.

But Akinfenwa beat Curtis Nelson to a high ball on the edge of the box to somehow loop home the winning header.

Plymouth drop a place to fifth, three points off an automatic promotion place.

Wimbledon climb into the last of the play-off places in seventh, nine points behind Argyle.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

"I put that down as probably the toughest game we've had. They played a diamond, that was tough to play against, they haven't played that recently.

"The first half was really tough so to come in 1-0 up was a really gritty performance.

"Obviously when they scored the onus was on them to go and win it and the momentum was with them.

"Ade has come on and no-one else would probably have the strength to hold the man off and power a header from that distance."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 28ForsterSubstituted forMellorat 74'minutes
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4McHugh
  • 14Jervis
  • 32HoughtonSubstituted forWyldeat 62'minutes
  • 20BoatengSubstituted forTannerat 86'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 19Matt

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 11Wylde
  • 16Purrington
  • 24Rooney
  • 27Tanner
  • 31Dorel

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 32Charles
  • 12Meades
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forRiggat 83'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAzeezat 72'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 20Sweeney
  • 39Murphy
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
8,852

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

  3. Post update

    Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, AFC Wimbledon 2. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Hiram Boateng.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Andy Barcham.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Kelvin Mellor replaces Jordan Forster.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle).

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