AFC Wimbledon 0-2 MK Dons, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



MK Dons 3-5-2

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

AFC Wimbledon are still searching for a first league win since the start of December after losing 2-0 to MK Dons at Plough Lane.

Wimbledon started brightly with Nesta Guiness-Walker firing the ball across the face of goal only for it to be tipped wide by MK keeper Andy Fisher.

The hosts continued to add pressure and came close to breaking the deadlock ten minutes in, when Jack Rudoni’s effort nearly caught Fisher out at his near post. 

But MK grew into the game well and arguably had the best chance of the half when Louis Thompson’s effort went just wide when it just needed a touch from a team-mate.

And after a strong start to the second-half, MK broke the deadlock on the hour mark – veteran forward Cameron Jerome played through, before cutting the ball back for Matt O’Riley to fire past a helpless Sam Walker. 

MK doubled their advantage a minute later, when substitute Matthew Sorinola received the ball on the left-hand side, cut in and fired a shot which ricocheted off both goalposts before nestling into the back of the net. 

The defeat leaves AFC Wimbledon in the bottom four, one point from safety – although having played two more games than the sides above them.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Matthew Sorinola’s wonder-strike gave the visitors some much needed breathing space, as Wimbledon increased their pressure after the second goal.

Moan of the Match

For all their hard work, conceding two goals in such quick succession left Wimbledon with a mountain to climb to get back into the game.

Talking Point

How can AFC Wimbledon turn a committed and tenacious performance like this into goals, and even more importantly – wins?

Man of the Match

George Dobson – looked assured and composed in the middle of the park, breaking up play and redistributing the ball well to his teammates.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Ben Toner (Lancashire) – the official was under fire from both dugouts throughout the game as he continued to award numerous dubious decisions.


The occasional roar from the managers and their assistants helped make the match a tense and cagey affair.


Despite all their endeavour, AFC Wimbledon failed to take their chances early on and were made to pay as MK Dons eventually gained control.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Walker; O’Neill (Robinson, 69), Johnson, Csoka; McLoughlin, Reilly (Oksanen, 78), Dobson, Rudoni (Chislett, 69), Guinness-Walker ((Osew, 69)(Alexander, 90+3)); Longman, Pigott

Subs not used:

Tzanev, Nightingale


Guinness-Walker, Reilly

MK Dons 3-5-2

Fisher; O’Hora, Darling, Lewington; Laird, Thompson (Gladwin, 58), O’Riley (Sorensen, 75), Fraser, Harvie (Sorinola, 59); Jerome, Mason (Brown, 83)

Subs not used:

Nicholls, Freeman, Johnson



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