AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Fleetwood Town, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



Fleetwood Town 5-4-1

Half Time: 1 - 1 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: 4,097 (88) )
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AFC Wimbledon were unable to convert possession into points as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Fleetwood Town at Kingsmeadow.

Despite the Dons starting brightly with Paul Osew shooting wide in the opening minute, it was the visitors who drew first blood.

With defender Mads Bech Sorensen off the pitch receiving treatment for a head injury, a melee from a corner ended with Ched Evans poking home via a Luke O’Neill deflection to give Fleetwood a 22nd minute lead.

But after a gilt-edge miss from Joe Pigott, Wimbledon found an equaliser 12 minutes later as Jack Rudoni’s sumptuous cross was met by the head of Shane McLoughlin.

The second-period saw an intriguing tactical battle between the sides with Wimbledon dominating and Fleetwood content to soak up pressure and threaten on the break.

However, it was the visitors who ultimately came out victorious – Paddy Madden converting at the second attempt in the 81st minute after good work from Barrie McKay.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Mads Bech Sorensen’s collision with Fleetwood’s Harry Souttar saw a premature end to the Dane’s afternoon with the visitors exploiting their numerical advantage for the opener.

Moan of the Match

Despite having 18 efforts on goal, only one of them was on target for the Dons – underlining their lack of cutting edge.

Talking Point

Do AFC Wimbledon have the necessary goalscoring artillery at their disposal to keep them in League One?

Man of the Match

Jack Rudoni – the 19-year-old Academy graduate put in a classy performance that belied his tender age.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

David Rock (Hertfordshire) – let the game ebb and flow without too many issues despite a barracking from the home fans.


With the sun shining down on Kingsmeadow, the home fans were in good voice throughout.


AFC Wimbledon were arguably the better side, but goals win games and performance means nothing without them.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Day; O’Neill, Thomas, Bech Sorensen (McDonald, 24); McLoughlin (Roscrow, 83), Rudoni (Lamy, 75), Hartigan, Reilly, Osew; Pinnock, Pigott

Subs not used:

Trott, Guinness-Walker, Sanders, Wordsworth



Fleetwood Town 5-4-1

Cairns; Coyle (Coutts, 75), Connolly (Madden, 65), Souttar, Gibson, Andrew; Burns, Whelan, Sowerby, Morris (McKay, 56); Evans

Subs not used:

Crellin, Thorvaldsson, Saunders, Hill


Connolly, Evans

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