The FA Cup - First Round
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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Lincoln City

Lyle Taylor's strike was enough to send AFC Wimbledon through to the second round of the FA Cup as they edged past Lincoln 1-0.

The striker put his side ahead in the seventh minute after capitalising on some poor defending, and the Dons survived a second-half onslaught from last season's FA Cup surprise package.

The Imps, who reached the quarter-finals as a non-league club last time, could not convert a number of good second-half chances.

Wimbledon took the lead early on after Taylor latched on to a loose back pass from Rob Dickie to slot home his fifth goal of the season.

Lincoln were very much improved in the second half and began to threaten Wimbledon's well-organised defence, looking particularly dangerous from corners with Luke Waterfall almost nipping in.

The visitors had a golden chance to equalise in the 51st minute but Billy Knott failed to capitalise on a heavy touch by George Long in the Wimbledon goal.

Matt Rhead played in Nathan Arnold during the closing minutes but Long dived in to deny him as the Dons held out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 32Charles
  • 23Kennedy
  • 11Forrester
  • 8AbdouSubstituted forRobinsonat 85'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 10McDonald
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forMeadesat 29'minutes
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 3Meades
  • 6Robinson
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 28Egan

Lincoln City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Vickers
  • 2Long
  • 15Dickie
  • 5Waterfall
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 11KnottSubstituted forGinnellyat 85'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 10Green
  • 8PalmerSubstituted forRheadat 68'minutes
  • 28ArnoldSubstituted forWhitehouseat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 7Ginnelly
  • 9Rhead
  • 12Chapman
  • 32Stewart
  • 33Horton
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
3,394

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Lincoln City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Lincoln City 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

  5. Post update

    Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Paul Robinson replaces Nadjim Abdou.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Josh Ginnelly replaces Billy Knott.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Nathan Arnold.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sean Long (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

    Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

    Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Nadjim Abdou.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Nadjim Abdou.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Green (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Ollie Palmer.

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