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Peterborough United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon climbed into the League One play-off places courtesy of victory at Peterborough.

The only goal arrived during a first half of Dons dominance as Neal Ardley's men extended their unbeaten run to eight league matches.

It was provided by Tom Elliott when he nodded in after Jon Meades had headed a 10th-minute George Francomb corner back across goal.

Francomb's next corner almost led to the Dons doubling their lead as Chris Whelpdale's header was saved before Jake Reeves' follow-up was blocked.

Only the combination of Posh goalkeeper Luke McGee and the woodwork came to the hosts' rescue just before the half-hour. McGee saved Elliott's initial effort before the frontman guided the follow-up against a post.

It took Posh 43 minutes to test Dons keeper James Shea. Callum Chettle's low shot drew ironic cheers from home fans and the hosts also offered little in the second period until Andrew Hughes saw a stoppage-time header tipped over.

Elliott came closest to doubling the lead after the break when his lob bounced off the far post but his earlier goal proved enough.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 6Baldwin
  • 3Hughes
  • 8ForresterSubstituted forMoncurat 72'minutes
  • 23ChettleSubstituted forEdwardsat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 11Maddison
  • 10TaylorBooked at 79mins
  • 21Nichols

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 14Tyler
  • 20White
  • 28Stevens
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 30Oduwa
  • 38Moncur

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2FullerBooked at 84mins
  • 34Robertson
  • 3Meades
  • 5Nightingale
  • 11WhelpdaleSubstituted forTaylorat 58'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forBulmanat 90+1'minutes
  • 16BeereSubstituted forParrettat 71'minutes
  • 17Barcham
  • 9Elliott

Substitutes

  • 4Bulman
  • 18Parrett
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
  • 31Owens
  • 33Taylor
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
6,642

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dannie Bulman replaces George Francomb.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dean Parrett.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Foul by Tom Nichols (Peterborough United).

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

Booking

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Taylor (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Moncur replaces Chris Forrester.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dean Parrett replaces Tom Beere.

Booking

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Scunthorpe1594232151731
2Bradford156811912726
3Sheff Utd147432417725
4Bolton147431510525
5Bristol Rovers146532320323
6Wimbledon156542118323
7Port Vale156451921-222
8Northampton155642421321
9Rochdale156361818021
10Peterborough155552418620
11Bury146262220220
12Walsall145541920-120
13Fleetwood145452018219
14Oxford Utd155461718-119
15Southend155461724-719
16Millwall145362326-318
17Charlton143831714317
18Gillingham154562127-617
19MK Dons154471923-416
20Swindon154471519-416
21Coventry143651216-415
22Oldham15366917-815
23Chesterfield143381621-512
24Shrewsbury152491528-1310
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