AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Burton Albion, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1



Burton Albion 4-2-3-1

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

A lacklustre AFC Wimbledon saw their winless run extend to four games as Burton Albion triumphed 1-0 over Mark Robinson’s side at Plough Lane.

The first-half lacked any real chances, with just one shot taken between the two sides in a tepid opening 45 minutes of football.

The earliest chance for either side was ten minutes into the second period when Burton’s Jonny Smith whipped in a ball for Lucas Akins, but the forward could only flick the ball over the bar. 

But the visitors did go ahead minutes later when the ball fell to Michael Bostwick in the penalty area with the centre-back poking the ball home. 

Burton continued their pressure with full-back Thomas Hamer causing problems as he made marauding runs down the left-hand side. 

At the other end, Joe Pigott’s first chance in-front of goal came 15 minutes from the end when he rose highest at the back-post only to see his header easily gathered. 

The result leaves Wimbledon just two points off the bottom of the table, but with two games in hand on those around them, there is still hope the Dons can pull off another great relegation escape.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

The Dons defence failed to switch on from a throw-in, which not only cost them the opening goal but ultimately the game.

Moan of the Match

Mark Robinson’s side struggled to break down Burton’s high defensive line with target-man Joe Pigott nullified by playing a deeper role.

Talking Point

The hosts failed to create any clear-cut chances in the game – do the Dons need to have a better Plan B?

Man of the Match

Darnell Johnson – the Leicester loanee dominated at centre-back with his aerial presence whilst displaying some impressive distribution from the back as well.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Robert Madley (West Yorkshire) – the experienced official was consistent throughout.


Wimbledon could’ve done with a roaring home crowd to spur them on in what proved to be a tepid affair.


Mark Robinson will be disappointed with the result, but even more disheartened by his team’s lacklustre performance.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1

Walker; Alexander, Johnson, Heneghan, Guinness-Walker; Woodyard, Dobson (Oksanen, 83); Longman (Reilly, 69), McLoughlin (Assal, 68), Rudoni (Palmer, 68); Pigott

Subs not used:

Cox, Nightingale, O’Neill



Burton Albion 4-2-3-1

Garratt; Brayford, Carter, Bostwick, Hamer; Mancienne, Edwards; Smith, Rowe (Taylor, 85), Akins; Fondop (Hennings, 90 +1)

Subs not used:

O’Hara, Earl, Broom, Powell, Parker

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