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Scunthorpe United 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

James Hanson's first-half double gave AFC Wimbledon's League One survival hopes a further boost as they won at relegation rivals Scunthorpe.

The dominant Dons could even afford the luxury of an early penalty miss as they extended their unbeaten run on the road to five games.

Wimbledon's opportunity from the spot came in the 11th minute, when Steve Seddon was bundled to the floor in the box by keeper Jak Alnwick.

Joe Pigott got plenty behind the ball at the resulting penalty, but Alnwick was equal to it.

The miss was quickly forgotten midway through the opening 45 minutes, when Anthony Wordsworth swung in a free-kick from the right and Hanson applied the faintest of touches to glance home a header.

His and Wimbledon's second goal of the afternoon was much more emphatic, the striker smashing a shot into the bottom corner from just inside the area six minutes after his opener.

Scunthorpe, playing for the first time since sacking manager Stuart McCall last weekend, offered little in response until the final quarter.

Top scorer Lee Novak did get them back in the game with 11 minutes to go, finishing from close range after the Dons' Aaron Ramsdale had been unable to hold on to an earlier effort, but it proved no more than a consolation.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25AlnwickBooked at 10mins
  • 4McMahon
  • 5WebsterBooked at 22mins
  • 21BurgessBooked at 45mins
  • 16Pearce
  • 14PerchBooked at 25mins
  • 22SuttonSubstituted forHammillat 45'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forHallamat 74'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forWoottonat 59'minutes
  • 17NovakBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 15Lewis
  • 23McArdle
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 30Hallam
  • 33Butroid
  • 47Hammill

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 20Sibbick
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 5Nightingale
  • 26McDonald
  • 15Seddon
  • 38McLoughlinSubstituted forWagstaffat 68'minutes
  • 8HartiganBooked at 90mins
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 65mins
  • 39PigottSubstituted forPinnockat 79'minutes
  • 18HansonSubstituted forAppiahat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 9Appiah
  • 11Pinnock
  • 16Connolly
  • 24McDonnell
  • 41Folivi
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
3,955

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Booking

Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Byron Webster (Scunthorpe United).

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

Booking

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Byron Webster (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Steve Seddon.

Booking

Jordan Hallam (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Hallam (Scunthorpe United).

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Paul Kalambayi.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Scott Wagstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Joe Pigott.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 2. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jordan Hallam replaces George Thomas.

Tom Pearce (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Scott Wagstaff replaces Shane McLoughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces James Hanson.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adam Hammill.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Paul Kalambayi.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon).

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley402213567303779
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton392010956371970
6Doncaster4017121168521663
7Peterborough391610136054658
8Blackpool401415114543257
9Coventry40169154545057
10Fleetwood391510145041955
11Burton391411145346753
12Oxford Utd401213154755-849
13Gillingham40139185464-1048
14Plymouth401211175163-1247
15Shrewsbury401113164452-846
16Bristol Rovers401112174145-445
17Wycombe391111174860-1244
18Accrington381111164055-1544
19Scunthorpe40128204869-2144
20Southend40126224759-1242
21Walsall40119204364-2142
22Wimbledon40126223658-2242
23Rochdale39119194877-2942
24Bradford40106244368-2536
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