League One
Wimbledon1Bristol Rovers0

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Substitute Joe Pigott struck in the third minute of stoppage time as AFC Wimbledon moved out of the League One relegation zone by beating Bristol Rovers.

This was a much-needed tonic for the Dons, who had lost their last four games, but they are now one point clear of the bottom four, with Oldham taking their place.

Liam Trotter lifted a good early chance over for Wimbledon after Cody McDonald had headed back Andy Barcham's cross.

In what was a first half of few chances, Liam Sercombe looked set to give Rovers - unbeaten away from home in two months - the lead, only for Deji Oshilaja to get back and make an excellent block.

Joe Partington then had a rare shot on target for Rovers, as his powerful drive from 25 yards was beaten away by Wimbledon goalkeeper George Long.

Just when the match looked to petering out to a dour draw, Pigott snatched the points at the death for the Dons, planting a downward header from Harry Forrester's cross into the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forForresterat 65'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 14Trotter
  • 8Abdou
  • 3Meades
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forSoaresat 89'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forPigottat 70'minutes
  • 33Taylor

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 11Forrester
  • 18Parrett
  • 19Soares
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24McDonnell
  • 39Pigott

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 4Lockyer
  • 25Craig
  • 20Bola
  • 24Sinclair
  • 14Lines
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forMooreat 45+1'minutes
  • 7SercombeSubstituted forNicholsat 75'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGaffneyat 74'minutes
  • 26Bennett

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Sweeney
  • 11Nichols
  • 15J Clarke
  • 19Moore
  • 23Mensah
  • 30Gaffney
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,837

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Forrester with a cross.

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Soares replaces Andy Barcham.

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

Foul by Marc Bola (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Liam Sercombe.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney replaces Ellis Harrison.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Joe Pigott replaces Cody McDonald.

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

Foul by Marc Bola (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (AFC Wimbledon).

Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Forrester replaces Darius Charles.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury32197642251764
2Wigan30196556183863
3Blackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham331851056381859
5Scunthorpe341511850381256
6Charlton3214994339451
7Plymouth34148124242050
8Bradford33155134850-250
9Portsmouth33144154041-146
10Peterborough31129104941845
11Gillingham331112103736145
12Bristol Rovers33143164851-345
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster341012124242042
15Oxford Utd33118144951-241
16Walsall321011114245-341
17Blackpool32911123943-438
18Wimbledon33107163342-937
19Northampton34107173456-2237
20Fleetwood32106164353-1036
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons3279163146-1530
23Bury3268182647-2126
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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