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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Rotherham United

Clark Robertson's late goal gave Rotherham a deserved 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon in their League One curtain-raiser.

The Millers, who are among the promotion favourites following relegation from the Championship last season, looked like being held to a draw after Freddie Ladapo's opener was cancelled out by Joe Pigott's header after the break.

But defender Robertson converted from a corner in the 84th minute to get Paul Warne's side up and running.

Ladapo, the club's record signing this summer, should have opened his account with only nine minutes on the clock but put his header from a yard out straight at goalkeeper Nik Tzanev, and Michael Smith and Matt Crooks also missed good opportunities to reward a strong Millers opening.

The former Plymouth striker did not make the same mistake just before the half-hour as, in an identical position, he hooked home Smith's header back across goal.

It had been all Rotherham in the first half, but the Dons levelled with their first effort on target five minutes after the restart when Pigott converted a free header from a corner.

Rotherham should have gone back in front but Ladapo's shot was somehow kept out on the line by Paul Kalambayi, but they were not to be denied as Robertson struck late on.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 13Tzanev
  • 6ThomasSubstituted forAppiahat 86'minutes
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 4McDonald
  • 2O'Neill
  • 8HartiganSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 80'minutes
  • 5Nightingale
  • 33ReillyBooked at 89mins
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 17FoliviSubstituted forConnollyat 83'minutes
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 7Wagstaff
  • 9Appiah
  • 11Pinnock
  • 12Rudoni
  • 16Connolly
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 24McDonnell

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22Olosunde
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 15Robertson
  • 3Mattock
  • 11BarlaserSubstituted forWilesat 69'minutes
  • 4MacDonald
  • 17Crooks
  • 7VassellSubstituted forMorrisat 75'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 10LadapoSubstituted forProctorat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wood
  • 8Wiles
  • 9Proctor
  • 12Price
  • 14Morris
  • 16Lindsay
  • 33Cooper
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
4,657

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Rotherham United 2.

Full Time

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

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Shane McLoughlin.

Attempt missed. Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Rotherham United).

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

Booking

Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon).

Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United).

Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Terell Thomas.

Delay in match because of an injury Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Rotherham United 2. Clark Robertson (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Wiles with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jamie Proctor replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dylan Connolly replaces Michael Folivi.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Pigott with a cross following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Shane McLoughlin replaces Anthony Hartigan.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Nikola Tzanev.

Attempt saved. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlton Morris.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Pigott.

Carlton Morris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Carlton Morris replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt blocked. Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Crooks.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11003123
2Blackpool11002023
3Lincoln City11002023
4Wycombe11002023
5Rochdale11003213
6Rotherham11002113
7Coventry11001013
8Ipswich11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Doncaster10101101
11Gillingham10101101
12Oxford Utd10101101
13Sunderland10101101
14MK Dons00000000
15Tranmere100123-10
16Wimbledon100112-10
17Burton100101-10
18Portsmouth100101-10
19Southend100101-10
20Peterborough100113-20
21Accrington100102-20
22Bristol Rovers100102-20
23Bury0000000-12
24Bolton100102-2-12
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