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AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Northampton Town

Daniel Powell's second-half goal sealed three vital points as Northampton claimed victory on the road over fellow League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon.

This was the Cobblers' fourth win in six games and it allowed them to move three points clear of the relegation zone and above the Dons, who are now just one point above fourth-bottom Oldham.

Northampton were awarded an early penalty when John-Joe O'Toole was judged to have been brought down by Dons goalkeeper George Long, with Matt Grimes slamming his spot-kick into the top corner.

The home side drew level just two minutes into the second half when Lyle Taylor's corner found its way to Deji Oshilaja, who headed in at the far post from close range.

But Northampton restored their lead just after the hour mark when O'Toole flicked the ball back for Matt Crooks, who finished neatly into the bottom corner.

The Cobblers then gave themselves breathing space as excellent move up the pitch ended with O'Toole finding Powell, who passed a precise effort past Long.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 32Charles
  • 7Francomb
  • 11ForresterSubstituted forKajaat 76'minutes
  • 14Trotter
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forAbdouat 75'minutes
  • 39Pigott
  • 33TaylorBooked at 10mins
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 3Meades
  • 6Robinson
  • 8Abdou
  • 10McDonald
  • 18Parrett
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell

Northampton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13O'Donnell
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Taylor
  • 37TurnbullBooked at 83mins
  • 39Bunney
  • 22CrooksBooked at 37minsSubstituted forFoleyat 84'minutes
  • 29Grimes
  • 11PowellSubstituted forPereiraat 89'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 14HoskinsBooked at 66mins
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forLongat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 5Barnett
  • 8Foley
  • 17McWilliams
  • 19Long
  • 28Pereira
  • 45Ariyibi
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,485

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Northampton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Northampton Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Hildeberto Pereira (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Post update

    Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

  7. Booking

    Chris Long (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Hildeberto Pereira replaces Daniel Powell.

  11. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Daniel Powell.

  12. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Brendon Moloney.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Foley replaces Matt Crooks.

  17. Booking

    Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by George Long.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan29196456164063
2Shrewsbury30187540231761
3Blackburn31179556312560
4Scunthorpe32159846341254
5Rotherham311651052371553
6Bradford32154134749-249
7Charlton3013894037347
8Portsmouth31144133836246
9Peterborough30128104739844
10Plymouth32128123740-344
11Bristol Rovers31133154548-342
12Oxford Utd31118124847141
13Gillingham311011103535041
14Southend31117133950-1140
15Doncaster32912113738-139
16Walsall30910113843-537
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Northampton32106163152-2136
19Blackpool31811123743-635
20Wimbledon3197153038-834
21Oldham3289154558-1333
22MK Dons3079143043-1330
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury3167182647-2125
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