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AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle claimed only their second league win of the season as Joel Grant's goal halted AFC Wimbledon's momentum.

An evenly-contested first half saw neither goalkeeper tested, with the best chance falling to Wimbledon's George Francomb, who bent the ball over and wide after good play from Lyle Taylor.

The Pilgrims started the second half brightly as the home side changed shape to a 4-4-2 and they made the breakthrough when Graham Carey sliced through the defence and slid the ball across for Grant to finish off the underside of the bar.

Neal Ardley's team tried to respond with more urgency, testing Argyle goalkeeper Remi Matthews.

Matthews was signed on emergency loan on from Norwich on Friday, but he repelled all attacks, notably tipping Cody McDonald's header over the bar.

Despite a late flurry of corners, Plymouth protected their new goalkeeper and their clean sheet to take three much-needed points back to Devon, while Wimbledon crashed back to earth following two straight wins.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2FullerBooked at 40mins
  • 5Nightingale
  • 32Charles
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forKajaat 78'minutes
  • 11Forrester
  • 19Soares
  • 14Trotter
  • 8AbdouSubstituted forMcDonaldat 60'minutes
  • 17BarchamBooked at 50mins
  • 33Taylor

Substitutes

  • 4Oshilaja
  • 6Robinson
  • 10McDonald
  • 21Kaja
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 16GrantSubstituted forMillerat 90+1'minutes
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 24Fox
  • 10Carey
  • 14JervisSubstituted forBlissettat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 13Blissett
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher
  • 31Cooper
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,848

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home18
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt missed. Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gary Miller replaces Joel Grant.

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

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Nathan Blissett (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Nathan Blissett.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Blissett replaces Jake Jervis.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces George Francomb.

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Liam Trotter.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by David Fox.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

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

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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