Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.
Scunthorpe's promotion hopes suffered another major setback in a home defeat by AFC Wimbledon.
It is six games without a win now for Scunthorpe, who are struggling to hang on to their top two spot in League One.
After a goalless first-half stalemate in which neither side really threatened, the Iron were sunk by two second-half goals within the space of nine minutes.
Wimbledon opened the scoring on the hour when midfielder Dean Parrett forced his shot home from close range after good work down the left by former Scunthorpe winger Andy Barcham.
The visitors then made it 2-0 in the 69th minute when striker Dominic Poleon found room on the edge of the box to beat keeper Luke Daniels with a sweet shot low into the bottom corner.
Skipper Stephen Dawson did his best to inspire Scunthorpe from midfield and went close with one good second-half effort.
The hosts did manage to reduce the arrears in the 74th minute when leading marksman Josh Morris netted his 20th goal of the season direct from a free-kick on the edge of the box.
It was their first goal in three home games.
Substitutes Scott Wiseman and Kevin Van Veen both went close to an equaliser as Scunthorpe launched a late rally but it could not save them from a second home defeat in three games that could prove costly.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 33ClarkeSubstituted forWisemanat 73'minutes
- 6MirfinBooked at 7mins
- 5M Wallace
- 11MorrisBooked at 90mins
- 12BishopSubstituted forCrooksat 63'minutes
- 28DaviesSubstituted forvan Veenat 63'minutes
- 10van Veen
- 7FrancombSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 79'minutes
- 14SoaresBooked at 85mins
- 18ParrettBooked at 73mins
- 17BarchamBooked at 37mins
- 33TaylorBooked at 57minsSubstituted forElliottat 62'minutes
- 10PoleonSubstituted forBulmanat 82'minutes
- Seb Stockbridge
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.
Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).
David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Soares.
Hand ball by David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon).
Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon).
Attempt blocked. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United).
Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).
Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dannie Bulman replaces Dominic Poleon.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. David Fitzpatrick replaces George Francomb.
Attempt missed. Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Paul Robinson.
Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.