Sam Hoskins' winner gave Rotherham victory over AFC Wimbledon to keep their slim play-off hopes alive.

Ben Pringle's spectacular long-range effort gave the visitors the lead during the first half.

But the hosts fought back, and grabbed the equaliser when Luke Moore finished off a quick Dons counter attack.

However, substitute Hoskins lofted the ball home shortly after coming onto the pitch to secure three points for the visitors.

Victory means that Rotherham lie six points off the League Two play-off places while the Dons find themselves in 17th position.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham United caretaker manager Darren Patterson tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"For 90 minutes I felt we were the better side and I thought first half we were absolutely outstanding.

"it could have been four or five going in at half time - I'm not saying that flippantly.

"Away from home, at 1-0 it's still very open so credit to them second half, they've come out and had a go and we've concede a sloppy goal.

"Very pleased that we managed to get all three points, because I just think over the 90 minutes we deserved it."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 20 Turner
  • 03 Gwillim
  • 06 Johnson (Bush - 46' )
  • 17 Mitchell-King
  • 07 Hatton
  • 08 Wellard
  • 19 Djilali (Jolley - 46' )
  • 23 Yussuff (Knott - 84' )
  • 25 Moncur
  • 10 Midson
  • 11 L Moore

Substitutes

  • 01 Brown
  • 13 Bush
  • 12 Jolley
  • 28 Knott
  • 27 Harrison

Rotherham

  • 01 Taylor
  • 02 Tonge
  • 05 Cresswell Booked
  • 17 Mullins
  • 07 Evans (Harrison - 75' )
  • 08 Taylor
  • 11 Schofield
  • 18 Pringle (Hoskins - 81' )
  • 26 Wood
  • 09 Revell
  • 23 Grabban

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 03 Newey
  • 04 Harrison
  • 28 Cadogan
  • 10 Hoskins
Ref: Phillips
Att: 4,387

Match Stats

Shots

17 18

On target

8 10

Corners

4 5

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:24 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:52

Shot from just outside the box by Christian Jolley goes over the bar.

90:00 +0:30

Billy Knott takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

89:07

Jack Midson takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

86:46

Unfair challenge on Jack Midson by Jason Taylor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Billy Knott.

83:52 Substitution

Substitution Billy Knott is brought on as a substitute for Rashid Yussuff.

82:17

Dale Tonge provided the assist for the goal.

82:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Hoskins - Wimbledon 1 - 2 Rotherham A goal is scored by Sam Hoskins from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Rotherham.

80:34

Unfair challenge on Luke Moore by Jason Taylor results in a free kick. Chris Bush restarts play with the free kick.

80:02 Substitution

Substitution (Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Sam Hoskins coming on for Ben Pringle.

79:25

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

78:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Pringle on Ricky Wellard. Chris Bush takes the direct free kick.

75:18

Luke Moore produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

74:11 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harrison joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Evans.

73:46

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Luke Moore makes a clearance.

72:55

Inswinging corner taken by Samuel Hatton from the left by-line, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.

71:39

Luke Moore takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

69:59

Lewis Grabban concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Bush. Jack Turner restarts play with the free kick.

68:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Cresswell on Gareth Gwillim. Jack Turner takes the free kick.

68:15

Corner taken by Ben Pringle played to the near post, Ricky Wellard makes a clearance.

65:00

Assist on the goal came from Jack Midson.

65:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Moore - Wimbledon 1 - 1 Rotherham Luke Moore finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Rotherham.

64:34

Danny Schofield takes a shot. Save by Jack Turner.

63:33

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Samuel Hatton.

63:21

Chris Bush takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

62:37

Corner taken right-footed by Samuel Hatton from the left by-line, Jason Taylor manages to make a clearance.

61:18

Samuel Hatton produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

60:44

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ricky Wellard.

60:02

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save by Jack Turner.

56:20

The referee blows for offside against Jack Midson. Free kick taken by Dale Tonge.

54:55

Shot from just outside the box by Dale Tonge goes over the bar.

53:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Jolley on Sam Wood. Rhys Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

53:10

Alex Revell challenges Mat Mitchel-King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ricky Wellard takes the free kick.

52:32

Effort on goal by Luke Moore from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

50:03

Christian Jolley produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

48:08

The referee gives a free kick against George Moncur for handball. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.

47:17

Handball decision goes against Ricky Wellard. Ryan Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Brett Johnson goes off and Chris Bush comes on.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kieran Djilali goes off and Christian Jolley comes on.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

43:59

Rashid Yussuff produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

42:38

Danny Schofield takes a shot.

37:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rashid Yussuff on Ben Pringle. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Evans.

35:26

Gareth Evans has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.

34:08

Luke Moore is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

33:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Pringle - Wimbledon 0 - 1 Rotherham Ben Pringle fires in a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Rotherham.

31:32

Alex Revell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Moncur. Free kick taken by Samuel Hatton.

30:55

Header on goal by Jack Midson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

30:10

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Brett Johnson gets a block in.

28:35

Effort from the edge of the area by George Moncur goes wide of the right-hand post.

27:39

Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, Rashid Yussuff makes a clearance.

27:06

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Evans, Mat Mitchel-King makes a clearance.

25:01

Gareth Evans produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

23:02

Alex Revell has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

20:50

Long range effort from Luke Moore misses to the left of the target.

20:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gareth Evans. Free kick taken by Jack Turner.

17:38

Alex Revell takes a shot. Save by Jack Turner.

17:22

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Blocked by Brett Johnson.

14:47

Ben Pringle produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

13:25

Unfair challenge on Danny Schofield by Jack Midson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Pringle.

12:33

Luke Moore is caught offside. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

11:43

Samuel Hatton produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Johnny Mullins gets a block in.

11:43 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Ryan Cresswell for unsporting behaviour.

11:26

Ryan Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricky Wellard.

9:22

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Evans, Close range header by Johnny Mullins goes over the crossbar.

8:30

Dale Tonge takes a shot. Save made by Jack Turner.

7:28

Rashid Yussuff takes a shot. Ryan Cresswell gets a block in.

6:03

Corner taken right-footed by Gareth Evans, Header from close range by Jason Taylor misses to the right of the target.

5:06

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save by Jack Turner.

2:11

The referee blows for offside against Jack Midson. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

0:55

Luke Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Taylor. Free kick taken by Ben Pringle.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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