League Two
WimbledonAFC Wimbledon1CrawleyCrawley Town0
Paul Robinson
Wimbledon defender Paul Robinson has scored three goals this season

Paul Robinson headed a late winner as AFC Wimbledon maintained their League Two play-off push with victory against Crawley Town.

Crawley almost took the lead early on when Sonny Bradley headed Lyle Della-Verde's corner onto the top of the bar.

Adebayo Akinfenwa went close for the hosts, but headed off target after beating keeper Jack Rose to the ball.

Robinson sealed victory for the Dons when he rose to head home a Barry Fuller cross eight minutes from time.

Victory leaves Wimbledon seventh in the League Two table, two points ahead of eighth-placed Wycombe and with a game in hand.

Crawley slip a place to 18th following the defeat.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

"The game was everything I thought it would be. Our pitch isn't conducive to lower-league football let alone any league football.

"It was a scrap and they came to do a job on us. They'd just been beaten 5-0 last week, and we knew that we would have to just keep going.

"If we'd have come away with a point, I still would have said it was a point towards our total."

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"It's disappointing the way we conceded, the game plan was good and I've just said to the boys in there, I want to tell them well done but we've just been beaten again.

"It's there those fine margins where we switched off and it was good play by them. The one time we switched off, it sums us up.

"I am really gutted for the boys. You know it's four games to go till the end of the season and we will see where we are.

"I'm not digging them out, but our concentration levels have got to improve whether the players are here next year or not."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2Fuller
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 12MeadesBooked at 61minsSubstituted forKennedyat 62'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 18SmithBooked at 14minsSubstituted forRiggat 75'minutes
  • 33Taylor
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forAzeezat 67'minutes
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 17Barcham
  • 20Sweeney
  • 25Gallagher

Crawley

  • 1Rose
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5McNerney
  • 16Ashton
  • 31DunneBooked at 89mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 8SmithSubstituted forDeaconat 90+2'minutes
  • 22Bond
  • 30Della VerdeBooked at 83minsSubstituted forYoungat 84'minutes
  • 6Bradley
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forFenelonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walton
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 20Deacon
  • 24Sutherland
  • 25Yorwerth
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
4,356

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Roarie Deacon replaces Jimmy Smith.

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

  7. Booking

    Charles Dunne (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Charles Dunne (Crawley Town).

  10. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

  11. Post update

    Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

  14. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Lyle Della Verde.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Crawley Town 0. Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller with a cross.

  17. Booking

    Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Lee Barnard.

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