Dean Morgan's first goal for Oxford United kept them in the play-off places with victory over AFC Wimbledon.

The visitors created the best chances in the first half, with Luke Moore and Billy Knott going close.

But Morgan, on loan from Chesterfield, buried a low drive under Seb Brown's body 12 minutes after half-time.

Oli Johnson saw his strong header hit the crossbar for the hosts, who had manager Chris Wilder sent to the stands in injury time.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Oxford:

"I thought it was a really good game of football between two teams who play the game the right way.

"I've not seen a better game than that all season.

"They were a threat, they passed the ball really well, but we scored a cracking goal before yet again giving the ball away too cheaply in the last 10 minutes.

"That has resulted in my frustration, I've abused two drinks bottles and I shouldn't have done it. I've apologised to the players because it's important I keep my discipline."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Oxford Utd

  • 01 Clarke
  • 05 Duberry Booked
  • 06 Wright
  • 16 Whing
  • 07 Chapman (Batt - 71' )
  • 14 Hall
  • 20 Leven
  • 26 Davis
  • 18 Morgan (Tonkin - 82' )
  • 19 Johnson
  • 23 Rendell (Constable - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Batt
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 22 Worley
  • 09 Constable
  • 27 Montano

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Gwillim
  • 17 Mitchell-King
  • 24 Balkestein
  • 07 Hatton
  • 15 S Moore
  • 23 Yussuff (Djilali - 84' )
  • 25 Moncur
  • 28 Knott (Jolley - 77' )
  • 10 Midson
  • 11 L Moore (Harrison - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Turner
  • 06 Johnson
  • 12 Jolley
  • 19 Djilali
  • 27 Harrison
Ref: Stroud
Att: 6,366

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

6 4

Corners

10 6

Fouls

11 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:35

Corner from left by-line taken by Sammy Moore.

90:00 +1:27

Peter Leven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Moncur. George Moncur produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

88:04

The referee blows for offside. Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

87:35

Peter Leven fouled by Pim Balkestein, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

87:28

A cross is delivered by Samuel Hatton.

86:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seb Brown by Asa Hall. Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

85:14

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Peter Leven from right by-line.

85:14 Substitution

Substitution Luke Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Byron Harrison.

85:14

Foul by Gareth Gwillim on Oli Johnson, free kick awarded.

83:14 Substitution

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

81:22 Substitution

Substitution Dean Morgan leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Tonkin.

80:40

Pim Balkestein produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide left of the goal.

76:56

Sammy Moore is adjudged to have handled the ball. Peter Leven shoots direct from the free kick.

75:51 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Wimbledon) makes a substitution, with Christian Jolley coming on for Billy Knott.

75:51

Sammy Moore produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

74:32

Corner taken by Billy Knott from the right by-line, save by Ryan Clarke.

74:17

Billy Knott fouled by Dean Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Knott takes the direct free kick.

73:33

Samuel Hatton takes the outswinging corner, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

72:45

Andrew Whing challenges George Moncur unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Billy Knott.

72:34

The ball is swung over by Peter Leven, Asa Hall takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

71:59

Peter Leven takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Mat Mitchel-King.

70:41 Substitution

Substitution (Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with James Constable coming on for Scott Rendell.

70:41 Substitution

Substitution Adam Chapman goes off and Damian Batt comes on.

69:12

Inswinging corner taken by Billy Knott, clearance by Jake Wright.

65:47

George Moncur produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

64:56

Gareth Gwillim crosses the ball, Michael Duberry manages to make a clearance.

63:33

Oli Johnson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Pim Balkestein takes the free kick.

59:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chapman on Luke Moore. Billy Knott takes the direct free kick.

56:12

Oli Johnson provided the assist for the goal.

56:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Morgan - Oxford 1 - 0 Wimbledon Dean Morgan finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

54:49

Samuel Hatton takes the direct free kick.

54:49 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Michael Duberry for unsporting behaviour.

54:38

Unfair challenge on Jack Midson by Michael Duberry results in a free kick.

51:47

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, Pim Balkestein manages to make a clearance.

50:53

Corner taken by Peter Leven, clearance by Jack Midson.

50:23

Corner taken by Peter Leven, Samuel Hatton makes a clearance.

50:00

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Leven.

49:39

Asa Hall takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a save.

49:05

Samuel Hatton handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.

47:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Rendell by Pim Balkestein. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.

47:22

Adam Chapman takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:54

Shot from just outside the box by Rashid Yussuff misses to the left of the goal.

43:41

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the left by-line, Andrew Whing has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

40:27

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Leven, Close range header by Asa Hall goes over the crossbar.

39:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rashid Yussuff by Liam Davis. Samuel Hatton takes the direct free kick.

39:02

Luke Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Adam Chapman has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Seb Brown.

38:35

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the left by-line, clearance made by Pim Balkestein.

37:14

Oli Johnson takes a shot. Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.

35:49

The ball is crossed by Andrew Whing, Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.

32:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duberry on Jack Midson. Samuel Hatton takes the free kick.

30:13

Sammy Moore takes a shot. Liam Davis gets a block in.

28:22

Foul by Pim Balkestein on Ryan Clarke, free kick awarded. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

27:45

Corner taken by Billy Knott from the right by-line to the near post, save by Ryan Clarke.

26:05

Michael Duberry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Knott. Gareth Gwillim takes the direct free kick.

24:51

The offside flag is raised against Scott Rendell. Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

22:52

Dean Morgan challenges Mat Mitchel-King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Samuel Hatton restarts play with the free kick.

15:10

Shot from just outside the box by Billy Knott goes over the crossbar.

13:09

Foul by Peter Leven on Samuel Hatton, free kick awarded. Seb Brown takes the free kick.

11:34

Dean Morgan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

11:17

Scott Rendell delivers the ball.

10:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Chapman, save by Seb Brown.

9:35

The official flags Scott Rendell offside. Free kick taken by Mat Mitchel-King.

2:43

Corner taken by Adam Chapman from the left by-line, Luke Moore manages to make a clearance.

1:24

Corner taken by Billy Knott from the right by-line to the near post, Pim Balkestein takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

1:04

Luke Moore takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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