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FC Halifax Town 1-3 AFC Wimbledon: League One side ease into FA Cup third round

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FA Cup: FC Halifax Town 1-3 AFC Wimbledon highlights

AFC Wimbledon eased into the third round of the FA Cup for the third successive season with victory at non-league Halifax.

The National League side edged much of a scrappy first half and were inches away from taking the lead when Matty Kosylo saw his measured strike come back off the post at the end of a brilliant solo run from inside his own half.

Cameron King also went close for the Shaymen, but Dons keeper Joe McDonnell saved the midfielder's low drive with his feet.

But the League One side took the lead moments before half-time when Ben Purrington's drive from 18 yards deflected into the net after Halifax failed to clear a right-wing cross.

Anthony Wordsworth beat his man on the edge of the box to curl in a brilliant second.

Joe Pigott ensured the Dons' progress when he fired home from 10 yards after Halifax failed to clear a free-kick.

Halifax pulled one back when Wimbledon striker James Hanson headed Niall Maher's shot into his own net but the visitors held on.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 40Hanson
  • 5Brown
  • 4Clarke
  • 3Sellers
  • 31Maher
  • 6Staunton
  • 19PrestonBooked at 77mins
  • 8KingBooked at 57minsSubstituted forLeacock-McLeodat 62'minutes
  • 7Kosylo
  • 9SouthwellBooked at 45minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Duckworth
  • 10Edwards
  • 11Odelusi
  • 21Rowley
  • 22Leacock-McLeod
  • 39Skarz

Wimbledon

  • 24McDonnell
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5Nightingale
  • 26McDonald
  • 3Purrington
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forTrotterat 63'minutes
  • 8HartiganBooked at 52mins
  • 40WordsworthSubstituted forWagstaffat 74'minutes
  • 11Pinnock
  • 39Pigott
  • 10JervisSubstituted forHansonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 2Watson
  • 6Thomas
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 14Trotter
  • 18Hanson
  • 32Burey
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,044

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 3.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mitchell Pinnock.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Ben Purrington tries a through ball, but Mitchell Pinnock is caught offside.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock tries a through ball, but Anthony Hartigan is caught offside.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Pigott with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff.

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff.

Attempt missed. Jonny Edwards (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Kosylo with a cross.

Goal!

Own Goal by James Hanson, AFC Wimbledon. FC Halifax Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 3.

Corner, FC Halifax Town. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Corner, FC Halifax Town. Conceded by Joe McDonnell.

Corner, FC Halifax Town. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Staunton.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Niall Maher (FC Halifax Town).

Booking

Jordan Preston (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonny Edwards replaces Dayle Southwell.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 3. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Scott Wagstaff replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. James Hanson replaces Jake Jervis.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 2. Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon).

Niall Maher (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jake Jervis (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Attempt missed. Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Liam Trotter replaces Tom Soares.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod replaces Cameron King because of an injury.

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