MK Dons 2-1 AFC Wimbledon, League One: quick-fire match report


MK Dons 3-5-2



AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Half Time: 2 - 0 Stadium MK ( Attendance: 8,627 (560) )
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AFC Wimbledon are still searching for their first league win of the season after losing 2-1 away to bitter rivals MK Dons.

Wally Downes’ side were made to pay for a sloppy first-half showing as Sam Nombe opened the scoring for the hosts in the 10th minute, firing in a low shot from 18 yards that bounced off both posts and in.

MK Dons then doubled their advantage 16 minutes later, Rhys Healey driving a low shot into the bottom corner to give them a well deserved two-goal lead at the break.

Half-time saw Downes make both personnel and tactical changes which was duly rewarded with a much improved second-half showing.

Paul Kalambayi saw an effort denied by Lee Nicholls from a corner with the MK Dons keeper also saving well from Michael Folivi, while Kwesi Appiah blazed over the bar when well placed.

Wimbledon’s endeavours were finally rewarded as substitute Marcus Forss’ header from a Nesta Guinness-Walker cross in the 83rd minute set up a tense finish.

But despite Kalambayi seeing his stoppage-time header drift just wide, MK Dons hung on for all three points, leaving AFC Wimbledon in the bottom three.

Key Points

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Line Ups

MK Dons 3-5-2

Nicholls; Williams, Martin, Walsh; McGrandles, Houghton, Kasumu, Gilbey (Boateng, 77), Lewington; Nombe (Agard, 84), Healey (Bowery, 84)

Subs not used:

Dickenson, Moore, Harley, Asonganyi

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

McDonnell; Kalambayi, Thomas (Folivi, 46), Delaney; O’Neill, Wagstaff (Sanders, 46), Nightingale, Reilly, Guinness-Walker; Pigott, Appiah (Forss, 78)

Subs not used:

Roscrow, Rudoni, Tzanev, Osew

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