A freak Rene Howe goal earned victory for Torquay and continued AFC Wimbledon's poor start to the season.

Christian Jolley almost gave the home side the lead when his effort drew a point-blank save from Michael Poke.

Dons keeper Seb Brown denied Lee Mansell and Howe, but the goalkeeper's luck ran out when a clearance bounced off Howe and into an empty net.

Wimbledon's misery was complete when Jolley was sent off late on for collecting a second yellow card.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Cummings (Strutton - 67' )
  • 05 Balkestein (Francomb - 46' )
  • 25 Bennett
  • 29 Antwi
  • 04 Harris (Yussuff - 46' )
  • 08 S Moore Booked
  • 28 Gregory
  • 09 Harrison
  • 11 L Moore
  • 12 Jolley Dismissed after an earlier booking

Substitutes

  • 33 Jaimez-Ruiz
  • 15 Fenlon
  • 07 Long
  • 20 Merrifield
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 24 Francomb
  • 21 Strutton

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Oastler Booked
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Saah
  • 07 Mansell Booked
  • 11 Morris
  • 18 Easton
  • 09 Howe
  • 15 Bodin (Thompson - 84' )
  • 20 Craig

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice
  • 12 Leadbitter
  • 21 Cruise
  • 30 Mackenzie
  • 19 Stevens
  • 29 Thompson
  • 08 Jarvis
Ref: Coote
Att: 3,350

Match Stats

Shots

8 20

On target

2 11

Corners

2 9

Fouls

13 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:54 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:31

The ball is crossed by Ian Morris, save made by Seb Brown.

90:00 +1:04

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sammy Moore, Lee Mansell manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:04 Booking

Booking Joe Oastler is cautioned.

90:00 +0:51

Joe Oastler challenges Rashid Yussuff unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:31

Niall Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Seb Brown.

89:28

Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Moore, clearance made by Michael Poke.

88:14

Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

88:14 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee sends off Christian Jolley for second bookable offence.

87:41

Niall Thompson fouled by Christian Jolley, the ref awards a free kick.

86:50

Niall Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Jolley. Christian Jolley takes the free kick.

85:23

Will Antwi concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mansell. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.

84:44

Foul by Aaron Downes on Byron Harrison, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Moore from left wing, clearance by Brian Saah.

84:31

Niall Thompson delivers the ball, clearance by George Francomb.

83:46 Substitution

Substitution Niall Thompson comes on in place of Billy Bodin.

83:14

Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

83:14 Booking

Booking Sammy Moore shown a yellow card.

83:07

Foul by Sammy Moore on Kevin Nicholson, free kick awarded.

81:54

Sammy Moore has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

80:16

The ball is sent over by Steven Gregory.

79:59

Unfair challenge on Sammy Moore by Nathan Craig results in a free kick. Steven Gregory takes the direct free kick.

79:10

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save made by Seb Brown.

75:52

Foul by Brian Saah on Byron Harrison, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Rashid Yussuff.

73:57

Strike comes in from George Francomb from the free kick.

73:57 Booking

Booking Lee Mansell receives a yellow card.

73:44

Lee Mansell challenges Rashid Yussuff unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:34

George Francomb sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Poke.

72:39

Shot from close range by Billy Bodin misses to the right of the target.

71:52

Direct free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

71:52 Booking

Booking Christian Jolley is given a yellow card.

71:43

Unfair challenge on Joe Oastler by Christian Jolley results in a free kick.

70:42

Effort from outside the penalty area by Lee Mansell goes wide left of the target.

67:57

A cross is delivered by George Francomb.

67:39

Centre by Christian Jolley.

66:35 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Strutton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Warren Cummings.

66:21

Christian Jolley produces a cross.

64:57

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Craig from the right by-line, clearance by Christian Jolley.

63:07

Joe Oastler produces a cross, save made by Seb Brown.

61:48

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

60:17

Effort from the edge of the area by Billy Bodin goes wide of the right-hand upright.

59:23

Nathan Craig challenges Rashid Yussuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

59:10

The ball is swung over by Billy Bodin.

58:08

Nathan Craig takes the inswinging corner, Christian Jolley manages to make a clearance.

57:19

A cross is delivered by Christian Jolley, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

56:10

Sammy Moore has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

55:29

Ian Morris has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

54:15

Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson, Brian Saah takes a shot.

53:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rashid Yussuff on Ian Morris. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

51:32

Sammy Moore takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Ian Morris makes a clearance.

51:12

Sammy Moore takes a shot. Clearance made by Warren Cummings.

47:54

Shot from inside the area by Byron Harrison clears the bar.

47:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Warren Cummings by Rene Howe. Will Antwi takes the direct free kick.

46:35

Rene Howe delivers the ball.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution George Francomb comes on in place of Pim Balkestein.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Rashid Yussuff comes on in place of Louis Harris.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:12

Unfair challenge on Warren Cummings by Rene Howe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Warren Cummings.

45:00 +0:52

The ball is swung over by Sammy Moore, Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

44:44

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a comfortable save.

43:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Pim Balkestein. Free kick taken by Brian Saah.

42:30

Christian Jolley has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

41:28

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Pim Balkestein.

40:51

Corner taken by Nathan Craig, clearance by Louis Harris.

37:09

Lee Mansell fouled by Louis Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Nathan Craig, Seb Brown makes a save.

36:36

Unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Will Antwi results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

35:26

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

33:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Rene Howe - Wimbledon 0 - 1 Torquay Rene Howe finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Torquay.

32:58

Byron Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

30:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Antwi by Rene Howe. Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

29:37

Unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Louis Harris results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

28:35

Foul by Dale Bennett on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.

24:18

Foul by Craig Easton on Sammy Moore, free kick awarded. Louis Harris takes the direct free kick.

23:25

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, Shot from just outside the area by Ian Morris goes over the bar.

22:57

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

21:46

Will Antwi challenges Ian Morris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

21:01

Corner taken by Kevin Nicholson played to the near post, Christian Jolley manages to make a clearance.

19:32

Brian Saah concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Moore. Free kick taken by Louis Harris.

19:10

Joe Oastler concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gregory. Direct free kick taken by Steven Gregory.

17:44

Inswinging corner taken by Nathan Craig from the right by-line, Ian Morris takes a shot.

17:15

Rene Howe takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

16:04

Rene Howe takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

15:02

Centre by Kevin Nicholson, clearance by Warren Cummings.

14:21

Shot from close range by Billy Bodin misses to the right of the target.

14:02

Rene Howe takes a shot. Blocked by Will Antwi.

13:31

The ball is delivered by Dale Bennett, Brian Saah manages to make a clearance.

12:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Mansell by Christian Jolley. Free kick taken by Brian Saah.

8:09

Handball by Billy Bodin. Free kick taken by Pim Balkestein.

6:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mansell on Dale Bennett. Sammy Moore restarts play with the free kick.

5:36

Corner taken by Nathan Craig.

5:10

Lee Mansell takes a shot. Save made by Seb Brown.

4:33

The ball is crossed by Nathan Craig, free kick awarded for a foul by Rene Howe on Seb Brown. Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

4:18

Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball.

2:57

Lee Mansell challenges Luke Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Gregory.

1:37

A cross is delivered by Joe Oastler, Effort on goal by Nathan Craig from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

0:36

Christian Jolley takes a shot. Michael Poke makes a save.

0:06

Christian Jolley fouled by Nathan Craig, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Moore takes the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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