AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Peterborough United, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



Peterborough United 4-1-2-1-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: 4,453 (514) )
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AFC Wimbledon eased their relegation worries with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Peterborough United at Kingsmeadow.

The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges, with forwards Mohamed Eisa and Ivan Toney both failing to spring the offside trap early on.

But as the first-half progressed Wimbledon grew in confidence and had the better chances – Shane McLoughlin volleying wide while Anthony Hartigan and Mitch Pinnock both forcing good saves from Peterborough keeper Christy Pym.

And the Posh stopper was called into action straight after the interval as well, first saving Mads Bech Sorensen’s header from a corner then Joe Pigott’s excellent effort.

But Pigott wasn’t to be denied for long, finding the back of the net with an excellent 58th minute turn and shot to spark the game into life.

Peterborough surged forward in search of an equaliser with Luke O’Neil clearing Ricky Jade-Jones’ effort off the line before Sammy Szmodics and Ivan Toney had a glut of chances that went agonisingly wide.

In the end the Dons held on for a result that sees them move five points ahead of third bottom Tranmere Rovers.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Luke O’Neill’s goal-line clearance from Ricky Jade-Jones’ effort proved just as important as Joe Pigott’s matchwinner.

Moan of the Match

AFC Wimbledon lacked any intensity in the opening 45 minutes – better opposition would have punished their lethargy.

Talking Point

Four goals in the last five games for Pigott – do Wimbledon really have to worry about the loss of Marcus Forss?

Man of the Match

Anthony Hartigan – integral for Dons’ goal and worked tirelessly in the middle of the park.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire) – far too picky, suffocating the life out of a game in short supply of quality at times.


This post-Christmas fixture had a distinct feeling of the January blues in the opening 45 minutes before sparking into life after the interval.


A contest between too out-of-form sides was a slow-burner but in the end one moment sealed a crucial win for the Dons.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Trott; O’Neill, Thomas, Bech Sorensen; McLoughlin, Sanders (Wordsworth, 39), Hartigan, Reilly, Guinness-Walker (Osew, 73); Pinnock, Pigott

Subs not used:

McDonnell, McDonald, Appiah, Wood, Biler



Peterborough United 4-1-2-1-2

Pym; Mason, Kent, Bennett, Butler; Reed (Ward, 59); Brown, Taylor; Szmodics; Eisa (Jade-Jones, 63), Toney

Subs not used:

Chapman, Tasdemir, Boyd, Cartwright, Barker


Szmodics, Toney

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