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Plymouth Argyle 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

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:

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Neal Ardley on Plymouth v Wimbledon

"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

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

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

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Goal!

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Hiram Boateng.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Andy Barcham.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

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

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Kelvin Mellor replaces Jordan Forster.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle).

Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Tom Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jordan Forster.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Jordan Houghton.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

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

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

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

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton412610575433288
2Oxford Utd412113774373776
3Accrington412111966452174
4Bristol Rovers412261366422472
5Plymouth412181258391971
6Portsmouth401815767363169
7Wimbledon4017111259491062
8Wycombe411711134337662
9Exeter411711135854462
10Carlisle411515116058260
11Leyton Orient411612135455-160
12Cambridge411611145552359
13Mansfield411511155249356
14Barnet41159175661-554
15Luton40158175254-253
16Hartlepool40146204659-1348
17Crawley41138204468-2447
18Notts County40129195068-1845
19Morecambe41127226476-1243
20Yeovil411013183752-1543
21Newport411011204058-1841
22Stevenage41912204665-1939
23York41612234576-3130
24Dag & Red40610243771-3428
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