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Fleetwood Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

Joe Pigott brought Joey Barton back down to earth as his goal saw AFC Wimbledon beat Fleetwood 1-0.

The pre-match build-up was all about former England midfielder Barton, taking charge of his first game, but the Dons stole the headlines at Highbury courtesy of Pigott's 60th-minute goal.

Kwesi Appiah and Pigott were both guilty of wasting clear-cut chances in the first half for the Dons with Ched Evans nearly scoring a David Beckham-esque goal from inside his own half.

Evans' long-range effort flew wide of the right post though and it was all square at the break.

Fleetwood came out fighting with Tommy Spurr forcing Tom King into a fine save after Bobby Grant's corner fell to him at the back stick.

But that scare rallied the Dons and they took the lead moments later. Ben Purrington's cross from the left did the damage, Andy Barcham flicked it on and Pigott was on hand to gobble up the chance.

Appiah had several opportunities to put the game to bed but failed to pack his shooting boots.

Grant certainly had, his left-footed rocket crashing into the left post but as the rebound rolled to safety so did Barton's hopes of a good start as his reign started with defeat.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2CoyleSubstituted forHunterat 67'minutes
  • 12Bolger
  • 20Morgan
  • 6Spurr
  • 28SowerbyBooked at 60minsSubstituted forMarneyat 61'minutes
  • 8Dempsey
  • 7Burns
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forMaddenat 67'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 16Jones
  • 17Madden
  • 19Jones
  • 22Hunter
  • 24Nadesan
  • 25Marney
  • 29Sheron

Wimbledon

  • 1King
  • 2Watson
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5Nightingale
  • 3Purrington
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forWagstaffat 77'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 14TrotterBooked at 72mins
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forGarrattat 88'minutes
  • 39Pigott
  • 9AppiahBooked at 56minsSubstituted forHansonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hartigan
  • 12Garratt
  • 18Hanson
  • 20Sibbick
  • 24McDonnell
  • 40Wordsworth
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,236

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Dean Marney (Fleetwood Town).

James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Tyler Garratt (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyler Garratt replaces Andy Barcham.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Scott Wagstaff replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. James Hanson replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Lewie Coyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden replaces Conor McAleny.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Dean Marney replaces Jack Sowerby.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barnsley11004043
2Gillingham11002023
3Doncaster11003213
4Peterborough11002113
5Rochdale11002113
6Scunthorpe11002113
7Sunderland11002113
8Walsall11002113
9Wimbledon11001013
10Bradford11001013
11Portsmouth11001013
12Blackpool10100001
13Wycombe10100001
14Southend100123-10
15Bristol Rovers100112-10
16Burton100112-10
17Charlton100112-10
18Coventry100112-10
19Plymouth100112-10
20Fleetwood100101-10
21Luton100101-10
22Shrewsbury100101-10
23Accrington100102-20
24Oxford Utd100104-40
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