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AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Mitch Pinnock stepped off the bench to deliver AFC Wimbledon a priceless victory over fellow strugglers Plymouth.

Dons substitute Pinnock took advantage of Yann Songo'o's poor backpass in the 75th minute as Wally Downes' side moved off the bottom of the table with Argyle taking their place.

It looked like a day to remember for the visitors when midfielder David Fox opened the scoring in the 23th minute with a spectacular volley, but Wimbledon levelled within nine minutes through Anthony Wordsworth.

After a lacklustre opening 20 minutes both sides served up a couple of eye-catching moments to spark the match into life.

Fox opened the scoring with a dipping first-time volley from 30 yards which drifted over the stranded Tom King.

The Dons equalised with another spectacular effort when Pinnock's half-cleared cross dropped onto Wordsworth's left-foot and flew in to the right corner.

The visitors took control of the game and looked the most likely to score but Songo'o soft backpass left Matt Macey stranded as Pinnock lifted the ball over the goalkeeper's head and into the empty net to earn Wimbledon all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1King
  • 2Watson
  • 5Nightingale
  • 6Thomas
  • 3Purrington
  • 10JervisSubstituted forBureyat 71'minutes
  • 40Wordsworth
  • 8Hartigan
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forGarrattat 85'minutes
  • 9Appiah
  • 18HansonSubstituted forPinnockat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Pinnock
  • 12Garratt
  • 14Trotter
  • 19Soares
  • 24McDonnell
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 32Burey

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 5Edwards
  • 4Songo'o
  • 3Sawyer
  • 23Smith-BrownBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGrantat 70'minutesSubstituted forLameirasat 86'minutes
  • 8Fox
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 26mins
  • 10Carey
  • 19Ladapo
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 11Lameiras
  • 16Grant
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 22Moore
  • 25Wootton
  • 35Jephcott
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,434

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Foul by Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by David Fox.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Joel Grant because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyler Garratt replaces Andy Barcham.

Hand ball by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Riley (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyler Burey replaces Jake Jervis.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant replaces Ashley Smith-Brown.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Foul by Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon).

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jake Jervis (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Macey.

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

Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth24156339211851
2Luton24155447222550
3Sunderland22137243222146
4Charlton24134739271243
5Barnsley23126538211742
6Peterborough24118541311041
7Doncaster2411673931839
8Blackpool239772624234
9Accrington239772728-134
10Fleetwood249693325833
11Southend24102123030032
12Wycombe248883435-132
13Coventry2495102529-432
14Walsall248792537-1231
15Burton2393112932-330
16Rochdale2486103343-1030
17Gillingham2484123538-328
18Shrewsbury2477102831-328
19Oxford Utd2468103136-526
20Bristol Rovers2465132329-623
21Bradford2463152440-1621
22Wimbledon2463151935-1621
23Scunthorpe2456132951-2221
24Plymouth2455142746-1920
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