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AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Rochdale

AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon are now three points from safety in League One

AFC Wimbledon were given a scare by Rochdale before sealing their first victory of the season in League One.

All their goals came in the first half as the Dons won for the first time in 12 attempts.

They made the perfect start as they took the lead with two minutes on the clock, Marcus Forss lashing home a fine volley.

A second arrived after 16 minutes when Scott Wagstaff's precise centre picked out Paul Osew who tapped in his first goal for the club.

It got even better just before the half-hour mark when the hosts made it 3-0, Mitchell Pinnock getting the goal with a fine strike into the bottom corner.

Dale offered up little going forward in the first half but were offered a crumb of hope midway through the second.

Veteran forward Ian Henderson notched his fifth of the season, before doubling his tally with a close-range header in stoppage time, but it was too little, too late for a comeback.

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Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Trott
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 5Nightingale
  • 6Thomas
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHartiganat 85'minutes
  • 23Sanders
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forReillyat 90+2'minutes
  • 37Osew
  • 15ForssSubstituted forFoliviat 74'minutes
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8Hartigan
  • 9Appiah
  • 13Tzanev
  • 14Stabana
  • 17Folivi
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 33Reilly

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 41Matheson
  • 13Keohane
  • 9Andrew
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 8Williams
  • 28MorleySubstituted forHendersonat 56'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 14Rathbone
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 70mins
  • 37TavaresSubstituted forRyanat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Lynch
  • 20Ryan
  • 22Baah
  • 35Bradley
  • 36Gillam
  • 38Hopper
  • 40Henderson
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
4,068

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Rochdale 2.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Rochdale 2. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham with a headed pass.

Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff.

Attempt blocked. Michael Folivi (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Pigott with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Callum Reilly replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Terell Thomas tries a through ball, but Michael Folivi is caught offside.

Luke Matheson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Rochdale. Rhys Norrington-Davies tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Hartigan replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

Paul Osew (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Luke Matheson.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Michael Folivi replaces Marcus Forss.

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale).

Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Fleetwood116232014620
4Coventry115511614220
5Blackpool115421613319
6Sunderland115421614219
7Peterborough1153326151118
8Bristol Rovers115331412218
9Oxford Utd124442417716
10Doncaster104421310316
11Lincoln City125161717016
12Shrewsbury114431013-316
13Rotherham10433169715
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham113441714313
16Portsmouth93331211112
17MK Dons114071218-612
18Accrington112541419-511
19Rochdale112451220-810
20Tranmere112361521-69
21Wimbledon121381423-96
22Southend111191228-164
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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