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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Walsall

Erhun Oztumer and Amadou Bakayoko scored as Walsall secured back-to-back league victories for the first time this season by beating AFC Wimbledon.

Oztumer opened the scoring with his ninth goal of the season on 15 minutes, firing into the top corner from 25 yards after Dons goalkeeper George Long's miscued clearance fell to him.

The Saddlers doubled their advantage shortly after the half-hour mark when Bakayoko slid in to divert Zeli Ismail's low cross off the far post.

Wimbledon, who started the game as League One's joint-lowest scorers at home, pulled a goal back before the break when leading scorer Lyle Taylor fired home after unselfish play by Cody McDonald.

McDonald almost levelled in the 44th minute but could only head at Saddlers goalkeeper Liam Roberts from Deji Oshilaja's looped cross.

The hosts dominated the second half but were unable to find an equaliser.

Walsall left-back Luke Leahy almost knocked Andy Barcham's cross into his own net before Taylor's curling effort from the edge of the box flew inches over the bar.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forSoaresat 75'minutes
  • 3Meades
  • 11ForresterBooked at 38minsSubstituted forFrancombat 74'minutes
  • 14Trotter
  • 26Hartigan
  • 10McDonald
  • 33Taylor
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forKajaat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 6Robinson
  • 7Francomb
  • 8Abdou
  • 19Soares
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell

Walsall

  • 13Roberts
  • 15Kinsella
  • 24Roberts
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 19IsmailSubstituted forDevlinat 83'minutes
  • 7Chambers
  • 11Morris
  • 20BakayokoSubstituted forFlanaganat 61'minutes
  • 10Oztumer
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forAgyeiat 76'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6Devlin
  • 9Jackson
  • 17Flanagan
  • 23Donnellan
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 32Agyei
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,130

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Walsall 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Walsall 2.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Reece Flanagan (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces Andy Barcham because of an injury.

Delay in match Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Nicky Devlin replaces Zeli Ismail because of an injury.

Delay in match Zeli Ismail (Walsall) because of an injury.

Booking

Daniel Agyei (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Daniel Agyei replaces Tyler Roberts.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Soares replaces Darius Charles.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Francomb replaces Harry Forrester.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Reece Flanagan.

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Tyler Roberts (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Reece Flanagan replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Walsall).

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt blocked. Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

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

Attempt blocked. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan19133336122442
2Shrewsbury19124326131340
3Scunthorpe20115426141238
4Bradford2011362922736
5Blackburn18104430151534
6Charlton1810442721634
7Portsmouth209292524129
8Peterborough198472927228
9Oxford Utd207673427727
10Blackpool197662423127
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Rotherham198293228426
13Walsall196762728-125
14Southend196762229-725
15MK Dons206682229-724
16Doncaster206592125-423
17Oldham196583036-623
18Bristol Rovers1970122735-821
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
24Plymouth2045111529-1417
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