League One
Wimbledon2Oxford Utd1

AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Oxford United

Sean Kelly scored a rare goal as AFC Wimbledon put their disappointing festive period behind them and came from behind to beat Oxford 2-1.

Robbie Hall opened the scoring for Oxford before a first-half own goal from Yellows keeper Simon Eastwood levelled.

Defender Kelly then headed the hosts in front - his first goal for the Dons - and after an eventful second half, Wimbledon saw the game out to get their play-off push back on track.

Hall struck after seven minutes, darting inside and hitting a powerful dipping strike from 25 yards into the bottom corner.

But the hosts were back level six minutes later, Dean Parrett crashing a fierce drive off the crossbar which hit the desperately unlucky Eastwood on the back and dribbled in.

Wimbledon were in front in the 28th minute after a Parrett corner was met by a towering Kelly header.

The Dons were rampant after the break, with Lyle Taylor and Dom Poleon guilty of spurning multiple opportunities to extend their lead, but in the end it did not matter.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 32Charles
  • 6RobinsonBooked at 43mins
  • 22KellyBooked at 90mins
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forEganat 81'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 10PoleonBooked at 90mins
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forBarnettat 72'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Whelpdale
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 25Gallagher
  • 28Egan
  • 31Owens
  • 34Robertson

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5NelsonBooked at 46mins
  • 28JohnsonBooked at 74mins
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forHemmingsat 56'minutes
  • 4Lundstram
  • 23LedsonSubstituted forSercombeat 76'minutes
  • 19Hall
  • 10Maguire
  • 20TaylorBooked at 25minsSubstituted forRothwellat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Skarz
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15Hemmings
  • 18Rothwell
  • 25Raglan
  • 34Stevens
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
4,808

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Alfie Egan (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

Booking

Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon).

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon).

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Ryan Taylor.

Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Alfie Egan replaces Dean Parrett.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Chris Whelpdale replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Liam Sercombe replaces Ryan Ledson.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Booking

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Oxford United).

Dominic Poleon (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Tom Elliott.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Attempt blocked. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd27175551302156
2Scunthorpe27167453262755
3Bolton26155635191650
4Bradford271112433221145
5Rochdale2614394132945
6Fleetwood26127739291043
7Southend2711973934542
8Millwall2611694139239
9Bristol Rovers27116104647-139
10Peterborough2510873931838
11Charlton2681263326736
12Wimbledon269983833536
13Oxford Utd2697103030034
14Walsall2681083034-434
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2786133643-730
17Gillingham2686123241-930
18Swindon2778122740-1329
19MK Dons2577112934-528
20Bury2774164153-1225
21Shrewsbury2767142640-1425
22Chesterfield2774162845-1725
23Oldham25410111327-1422
24Coventry2649132338-1521
View full League One table

Top Stories