AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Millwall, FA Cup Fifth Round: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



Millwall 4-4-2

Half Time: 0 - 1 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: 4,795 (771) )
1 min

Millwall reached their second FA Cup Quarter-Final in three seasons as they defeated AFC Wimbledon 1-0 at Kingsmeadow.

Defender Murray Wallace scored the winner for the second consecutive round, rising highest to head home a Ryan Leonard cross in the 5th minute.

In a frenetic start, the Dons struck the post through Joe Pigott moments before Wallace’s goal and were arguably the better side in the opening exchanges.

The second period saw Millwall nearly extend their lead on the hour as Jake Cooper curled an effort wide from outside the box while Michael Folivi forced Jordan Archer into a good save at the other end.

Wimbledon then thought they had a penalty when Mahlon Romeo brought down Andy Barcham in the box only for the officials to flag for offside.

And despite a nervy finish, Neil Harris’ side managed to hold on to move just one win away from a semi-final spot at Wembley.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Murray Wallace’s early goal settled any potential nerves and thoughts of another cup upset.

Moan of the Match

Jordan Archer’s distribution was poor and the Millwall keeper also struggled at taking crosses.

Talking Point

Was the offside call to deny Wimbledon a penalty the right one?

Man of the Match

Alex Pearce –  excellent at the back for the Lions, commanding his opponents.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Jon Moss – was quick to blow up on a number of occasions but seemed to make the right calls for the most part.


AFC Wimbledon fans were more than up for this one and made excellent noise that drowned out the travelling Lions.


Millwall will be delighted to progress but will need to improve further to pull away from the Championship relegation zone.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Ramsdale; Oshilaja, Nightingale, McDonald; Sibbick, McLoughlin, Hartigan (Pinnock, 63), Wordsworth, Garratt (Barcham, 45’); Pigott (Connolly, 63), Folivi

Subs not used:

Thomas, Wagstaff, Soares, McDonnell



Millwall 4-4-2

Archer; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, M. Wallace; J. Wallace, Leonard, Williams, Ferguson; Gregory (Hutchinson, 90+3), O’Brien (Elliott, 65)

Subs not used:

Martin, Tunnicliffe, Hanson, Skalak, Morison


M. Wallace

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