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AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Southend United

AFC Wimbledon moved to within a point of safety with a comfortable home victory over Southend.

Liam Trotter and Tom Soares scored their first goals for the Dons to inflict a fifth defeat in six league games on the visitors, who were second best throughout.

The hosts went ahead after 27 minutes, when Callum Kennedy's pinpoint cross was nodded into Trotter's path by Lyle Taylor and the midfielder had time to compose himself and fire past Mark Oxley.

It was no less than the home side deserved, and they might already have been ahead had Oxley not denied Taylor with a fine save.

Wimbledon doubled their advantage shortly after the break, when Deji Oshilaja's header was diverted in by Soares, despite a frantic attempt to clear on the goal-line.

Southend did have chances of their own, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Dru Yearwood bringing saves from George Long, while Simon Cox and Jermaine McGlashan both failed to hit the target.

But Wimbledon were good value for their two-goal win and never looked like surrendering it.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5Nightingale
  • 23Kennedy
  • 8Abdou
  • 14Trotter
  • 19Soares
  • 21Kaja
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forMcDonaldat 88'minutes
  • 11ForresterSubstituted forBarchamat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 10McDonald
  • 17Barcham
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 28Egan
  • 32Charles

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 48White
  • 3Coker
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forMcGlashanat 64'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 7KightlySubstituted forMcLaughlinat 56'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 9FortunéSubstituted forRangerat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11McLaughlin
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 42Bwomono
  • 45Phillips
  • 50Ranger
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,392

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Southend United 0.

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

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Cody McDonald replaces Lyle Taylor.

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Andy Barcham replaces Harry Forrester.

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Simon Cox (Southend United) 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 to the left.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Dru Yearwood.

Attempt missed. Dru Yearwood (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by George Francomb.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Michael Kightly.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Nile Ranger replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Attempt missed. Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Southend United 0. Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja following a corner.

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dru Yearwood (Southend United).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 1, Southend United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Southend United 0.

Egli Kaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Dru Yearwood (Southend United).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

goal

As It Stood

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1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Peterborough2611694337639
9Charlton2510783232037
10Oxford Utd269894139235
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Fleetwood2696113640-433
13Blackpool2688103437-332
14Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
15Gillingham2671092729-231
16Plymouth2687112634-831
17Southend2687113042-1231
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2677123948-928
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2665152046-2623
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2545161938-1917
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