AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Shrewsbury Town, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



Shrewsbury Town 4-3-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

AFC Wimbledon were left frustrated as an injury time strike gave Shrewsbury Town a 1-0 win at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Despite a low key 90 minutes, a scramble from a corner led to Leon Clarke heading home in the first minute of stoppage time for the Shrews to snatch all three points.

The first-half saw the best chances fall to Wimbledon with a Joe Pigott header from Steve Seddon’s cross nearly beating Shrewsbury keeper Deyan Iliev after 13 minutes.

The Shrewsbury keeper then made another fantastic save in the 39th minute to deny a Seddon strike from six yards.

Despite continuing to press after the break, Wimbledon were unable to find a breakthrough and their frustration peaked when a wild shot from Piggot floored team-mate Ethan Chislett on the hour mark.

Piggot went close again 12 minutes later with an excellent long range shot expertly stopped by a flying Iliev.

And with a large amount of injury time added at the end of the game added due to Chislett’s earlier injury, Shrewsbury were able to take full advantage with Clarke’s winner.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Leon Clarke’s late winner crushed a dominant Wimbledon and gave the Shrews their first league win of the season.

Moan of the Match

Shrewsbury’s aggressive defending in front of goal created a very stop start game. 

Talking Point

Despite failing to score, only Harry Kane has more league goal involvements than Joe Pigott in the top four tiers this season – just how big a player is he for the Dons?

Man of the Match

Deyan Iliev – had the Shrewsbury keeper not made key saves Wimbledon would surely have been celebrating all three points.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Josh Smith (Lincolnshire) – the league’s youngest referee was not pleased by Sam Ricketts language and gave the Shrewsbury boss a yellow card in the second-half.


The artificial crowd noises at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium continue to be painfully out of sync with the play.


The Dons looked excellent moving forward but were robbed having taken their eye off the ball in the final few seconds.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Trueman; O’Neill, Thomas, Csoka; McLoughlin, Woodyard, Oksanen, Chislett, Seddon; Longman (Roscrow, 84), Pigott

Subs not used:

Tzanev, Alexander, Rudoni, Guinness-Walker, Kalambayi, Reilly



Shrewsbury Town 4-3-3

Iliev; Williams, Ebanks-Landell, Pierre, Golbourne; Zamburek (Walker, 63), Norburn, Vela; Barnett (High, 84), Clarke, Cummings (Udoh, 76)

Subs not used:

Burgoyne, Daniels, Tracey, Caton


Ebanks-Landell, Pierre

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