A solo goal from Mustapha Carayol saw Bristol Rovers leapfrog above AFC Wimbledon in the League Two table.

The winger started his run from just inside the halfway line and cut in from the left to bend a shot past Seb Brown from the edge of the box.

Chris Zebroski had two efforts off target for Rovers and Danny Woodards' shot went the wrong side of a post.

Wimbledon went close after the break as goalkeeper Scott Bevan made saves from George Moncur and Sammy Moore.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown told BBC London 94.9:

"I thought we deserved a point. They started off like a house on fire and we conceded a dire goal which has ultimately cost us today.

"I think their keeper pulled off two miraculous saves, but credit to Bristol Rovers who worked hard today.

"We have lost and won a number of games narrowly - some weeks you get the bounce, but it wasn't to be today.

"The pitch here is diabolical, so the pitch suited neither team."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Bevan
  • 04 Woodards
  • 05 Bolger
  • 14 Brown (Smith - 69' )
  • 37 Parks
  • 06 Stanley
  • 08 Gill Booked
  • 17 Paterson
  • 09 Harrold Booked
  • 11 Carayol (Richard - 75' )
  • 26 Zebroski Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Smith
  • 23 Lund
  • 34 Dorman
  • 16 Anyinsah
  • 18 Richard

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Gwillim
  • 17 Mitchell-King
  • 24 Balkestein
  • 07 Hatton
  • 15 S Moore
  • 23 Yussuff (L Moore - 87' )
  • 25 Moncur
  • 28 Knott (Djilali - 74' )
  • 10 Midson
  • 29 Euell (Jolley - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Turner
  • 06 Johnson
  • 12 Jolley
  • 19 Djilali
  • 11 L Moore
Ref: Dean
Att: 5,828

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

8 7

Corners

4 7

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +0:42

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Moore to the near post, clearance by Mathew Gill.

90:00 +0:32

The ball is sent over by Jack Midson, save made by Scott Bevan.

90:00 +0:21

The ball is delivered by Kieran Djilali, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.

89:53

Direct free kick taken by Sammy Moore.

89:53 Booking

Booking Mathew Gill is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

89:45

Christian Jolley fouled by Mathew Gill, the ref awards a free kick.

88:29

The ball is delivered by Gareth Gwillim, Cian Bolger makes a clearance.

88:19

The ball is crossed by Gareth Gwillim, blocked by Mathew Gill.

86:44 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Wimbledon) makes a substitution, with Luke Moore coming on for Rashid Yussuff.

83:32

The referee gives a free kick against Craig Stanley for handball. Sammy Moore crosses the ball in from the free kick.

82:45

The ball is delivered by Samuel Hatton.

82:10

Eliot Richards has a drilled shot. Mat Mitchel-King gets a block in.

81:45

Pim Balkestein gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.

80:24

Centre by Michael Smith, save by Seb Brown.

79:50

The ball is swung over by James Paterson, Mat Mitchel-King makes a clearance.

78:33

The ball is delivered by James Paterson, Eliot Richards produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

78:24

Eliot Richards crosses the ball, Rashid Yussuff manages to make a clearance.

77:56

Kieran Djilali is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

77:21

The ball is sent over by Samuel Hatton, save by Scott Bevan.

76:15

Eliot Richards produces a cross, Matt Harrold takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

75:43

The ball is crossed by Craig Stanley, clearance by Pim Balkestein.

74:47

Clearance made by Pim Balkestein.

74:47 Substitution

Substitution Eliot Richards on for Mustapha Carayol.

74:47

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley from the right by-line,

74:32

The ball is crossed by Michael Smith, Gareth Gwillim manages to make a clearance.

71:57 Substitution

Substitution Billy Knott goes off and Kieran Djilali comes on.

71:57

The ball is delivered by Billy Knott, clearance made by Craig Stanley. Sammy Moore takes the inswinging corner, Craig Stanley makes a clearance. Foul by Mustapha Carayol on Billy Knott, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Samuel Hatton from the free kick, James Paterson gets a block in.

69:34

Effort on goal by Chris Zebroski from 18 yards. Save by Seb Brown.

68:12 Substitution

Substitution Michael Smith replaces Lee Brown.

67:01

The ball is swung over by Billy Knott. The assistant referee signals for offside against Christian Jolley. Scott Bevan takes the indirect free kick.

66:47

George Moncur takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Cian Bolger.

66:38

The ball is swung over by Samuel Hatton, clearance by Matt Harrold.

66:08

The ball is swung over by Billy Knott, Dan Woodards gets a block in. Corner taken by Sammy Moore, clearance made by Dan Woodards.

65:17

Centre by Chris Zebroski, Pim Balkestein makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill, save by Seb Brown.

64:59

The ball is crossed by Lee Brown, Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Blocked by Pim Balkestein.

63:36

Sammy Moore takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save. Billy Knott delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Mat Mitchel-King misses to the right of the target.

63:04

The ball is swung over by Lee Brown.

62:43

The ball is delivered by George Moncur, blocked by Cian Bolger.

60:20

The ball is swung over by Sammy Moore.

59:51

Lee Brown takes a shot. Pim Balkestein gets a block in.

58:34

Matt Harrold challenges Gareth Gwillim unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Pim Balkestein.

57:45 Substitution

Substitution Jason Euell goes off and Christian Jolley comes on.

57:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jack Midson. Free kick taken by Cian Bolger.

56:30

Pim Balkestein gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.

55:00

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

54:25

George Moncur takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rashid Yussuff played to the near post, Cian Bolger makes a clearance.

53:20

Jack Midson takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.

52:42

Jack Midson takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Parkes. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rashid Yussuff from the right by-line to the near post, Dan Woodards makes a clearance.

50:43

Samuel Hatton produces a cross, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

50:06

Samuel Hatton restarts play with the free kick.

50:06 Booking

Booking Booking for Chris Zebroski for unsporting behaviour.

50:00

Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Moore.

49:18

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

48:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by Gareth Gwillim. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.

47:36

Rashid Yussuff delivers the ball.

45:50

Chris Zebroski fouled by Mat Mitchel-King, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Craig Stanley.

45:34

Chris Zebroski produces a cross, Billy Knott manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:32 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:49

Dan Woodards produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

44:21

Mustapha Carayol fouled by Samuel Hatton, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Parkes takes the direct free kick.

41:22

Dan Woodards fouled by Jason Euell, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.

41:15

Jack Midson crosses the ball, clearance by Dan Woodards.

40:55

Mathew Gill sends in a cross, Seb Brown makes a comfortable save.

39:54

Rashid Yussuff produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

39:42

Jason Euell crosses the ball, blocked by Cian Bolger. The ball is swung over by Rashid Yussuff, blocked by Tom Parkes.

38:40 Booking

Booking The referee shows Matt Harrold a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

38:11

Matt Harrold is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Pim Balkestein.

37:51

The ball is sent over by Samuel Hatton, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

37:40

The ball is swung over by Jack Midson, clearance by James Paterson.

36:18

Chris Zebroski sends in a cross, Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.

34:46

Mathew Gill challenges George Moncur unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by George Moncur.

33:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Moncur on James Paterson. Tom Parkes takes the free kick.

33:14

Gareth Gwillim crosses the ball, clearance made by James Paterson.

33:03

Billy Knott crosses the ball, Lee Brown makes a clearance.

32:08

Mathew Gill produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

30:52

Corner taken by Lee Brown from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Zebroski has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

30:43

The ball is swung over by Mathew Gill, Samuel Hatton makes a clearance.

30:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill, Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.

28:50

Dan Woodards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rashid Yussuff. Gareth Gwillim restarts play with the free kick.

27:19

The ball is sent over by Gareth Gwillim, Scott Bevan makes a save.

21:51

Chris Zebroski produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

21:11

The ball is crossed by Samuel Hatton, save made by Scott Bevan.

20:52

Rashid Yussuff produces a cross, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

18:28

Rashid Yussuff takes a shot. Cian Bolger gets a block in.

17:15

Corner taken by Billy Knott, save by Scott Bevan.

17:08

Jack Midson produces a cross, clearance made by Cian Bolger.

15:37

Mat Mitchel-King challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.

14:32

Matt Harrold concedes a free kick for a foul on Pim Balkestein. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

10:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Mustapha Carayol - Bristol R 1 - 0 Wimbledon Mustapha Carayol gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

5:14

James Paterson sends in a cross, Billy Knott manages to make a clearance.

4:23

The referee gives a free kick against George Moncur for handball. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.

3:44

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

3:14

The referee blows for offside against Jason Euell. Free kick taken by Tom Parkes.

2:29

Unfair challenge on Mustapha Carayol by Rashid Yussuff results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mathew Gill from left wing, save by Seb Brown.

2:17

James Paterson produces a cross, clearance made by Gareth Gwillim.

0:29

The ball is swung over by Lee Brown, Mat Mitchel-King manages to make a clearance.

0:12

A cross is delivered by Dan Woodards, Gareth Gwillim gets a block in.

0:00

The match begins.

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