Francis Jeffers scored twice as Accrington beat AFC Wimbledon to move off the bottom of the League Two table.

The former England striker curled his first goal into the top right-hand corner and then headed past John Sullivan after his shot was saved.

Laurence Wilson set up Will Hatfield as the hosts moved two points clear of the drop zone, with Wimbledon only two points further ahead in 18th.

Lee Molyneux fired past Sullivan from the left-hand side to complete the win.

Kevin Sainte-Luce had the visitors' best chance in the second half but saw his shot rebound off the post.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Accrington Stanley manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We've come up against a good Wimbledon side and, for the full 90 minutes, I thought we were outstanding. We thoroughly deserved the 4-0 win.

"Some of the football we played was excellent. The result and performance has been coming for a while. That's come after a few good performances of late."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Accrington Stanley

  • 01 Rachubka
  • 02 Murphy
  • 06 Winnard
  • 24 Molyneux
  • 26 Aldred
  • 34 Wilson
  • 04 Joyce
  • 10 Hatfield (Gray - 76' )
  • 27 Linganzi
  • 09 Jeffers (Beattie - 80' )
  • 33 Boco (Lindfield - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 03 Liddle
  • 08 Barnett
  • 12 Miller
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 17 Gray
  • 21 Beattie

AFC Wimbledon

  • 22 Sullivan
  • 06 Mitchell-King
  • 25 Youga
  • 39 Bennett
  • 44 Hussey
  • 07 Long
  • 08 S Moore (Dickenson - 46' Booked )
  • 12 Pell
  • 11 L Moore (Midson - 46' )
  • 16 Sainte-Luce (Darco - 66' )
  • 28 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 33 Jaimez-Ruiz
  • 03 Cummings
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 09 Dickenson
  • 10 Midson
  • 14 Darco
  • 40 Beere
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 2,149

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

7 5

Corners

4 8

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:49

Unfair challenge on Craig Lindfield by Brennan Dickenson results in a free kick. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:25

The offside flag is raised against James Gray. Free kick taken by John Sullivan.

90:00 +0:23

Shot from just outside the box by James Gray goes over the bar.

88:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long from the left by-line, clearance by Amine Linganzi.

87:46

Jack Midson takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

87:02

A cross is delivered by Brennan Dickenson, Tom Aldred manages to make a clearance.

86:31

Lee Molyneux takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

85:47

Free kick taken by Laurence Wilson.

85:47 Booking

Booking Booking for Brennan Dickenson.

85:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy by Brennan Dickenson.

85:06

Jack Midson challenges Laurence Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Laurence Wilson takes the direct free kick.

83:26

Laurence Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Midson. Chris Hussey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Paul Rachubka.

83:01

Centre by Laurence Wilson, Brennan Dickenson makes a clearance.

80:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Winnard on Gary Alexander. Stacy Long sends in a cross, Header by Alan Bennett from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

79:18

Corner taken left-footed by Laurence Wilson from the right by-line, Tom Aldred concedes a free kick for a foul on Mat Mitchel-King. John Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.

79:18 Substitution

Substitution James Beattie is brought on as a substitute for Francis Jeffers.

78:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Gray by Chris Hussey. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

76:37

James Gray sends in a cross.

75:35 Substitution

Substitution James Gray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Hatfield.

72:00

Jessie Darko takes a shot. Tom Aldred gets a block in.

70:39

Unfair challenge on Kelly Youga by Lee Molyneux results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stacy Long.

67:43

Inswinging corner taken by Stacy Long from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Gary Alexander goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

66:20

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Hussey from the right by-line, Brennan Dickenson takes a shot. Clearance by Laurence Wilson.

65:35

Stacy Long takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Paul Rachubka.

65:35 Substitution

Substitution Jessie Darko is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Sainte-Luce.

63:51

Assist by Will Hatfield.

63:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Molyneux - Accrington 4 - 0 Wimbledon Lee Molyneux finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 4-0 AFC Wimbledon.

63:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Alexander. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.

60:52

Peter Murphy delivers the ball, Mat Mitchel-King manages to make a clearance.

59:03

Craig Lindfield is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by John Sullivan.

57:24 Substitution

Substitution Romuald Boco leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Lindfield.

55:29

Shot by Kevin Sainte-Luce from deep inside the penalty area hits the post. Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Hussey, Brennan Dickenson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

55:10

Harry Pell takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Molyneux.

54:23

Corner taken by Laurence Wilson, save by John Sullivan.

53:59

Will Hatfield takes a shot. Save made by John Sullivan.

50:32

Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee Molyneux goes wide right of the goal.

48:54

Alan Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Hatfield. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

46:37

Centre by Laurence Wilson.

45:56

Brennan Dickenson fouled by Peter Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jack Midson comes on in place of Luke Moore.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Sammy Moore goes off and Brennan Dickenson comes on.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:53

Lee Molyneux produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

42:51

Peter Murphy fouled by Chris Hussey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Laurence Wilson, save made by John Sullivan.

41:07

Corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long, Unfair challenge on Dean Winnard by Alan Bennett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

37:56

The ball is delivered by Lee Molyneux, save made by John Sullivan.

32:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Winnard by Gary Alexander. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

31:12

The assist for the goal came from Laurence Wilson.

31:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Hatfield - Accrington 3 - 0 Wimbledon Will Hatfield fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Accrington Stanley 3-0 AFC Wimbledon.

30:46

Unfair challenge on Sammy Moore by Will Hatfield results in a free kick. Alan Bennett takes the direct free kick.

28:43

Centre by Lee Molyneux, clearance by Mat Mitchel-King.

26:52

Lee Molyneux produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

26:25

A cross is delivered by Stacy Long, Alan Bennett takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save.

25:51

Amine Linganzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Pell. Free kick taken by Stacy Long.

21:52

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Hussey, Tom Aldred manages to make a clearance.

19:21

Foul by Gary Alexander on Tom Aldred, free kick awarded. Paul Rachubka takes the direct free kick.

18:08

Francis Jeffers takes a shot. Save made by John Sullivan.

18:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Francis Jeffers - Accrington 2 - 0 Wimbledon Francis Jeffers finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Accrington Stanley 2-0 AFC Wimbledon.

16:19

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Romuald Boco. The ball is delivered by Romuald Boco, Harry Pell manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Lee Molyneux from long distance goes over the crossbar.

15:17

The official flags Romuald Boco offside. Free kick taken by John Sullivan.

14:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stacy Long played to the near post, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

14:31

Kevin Sainte-Luce crosses the ball, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

14:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Amine Linganzi on Stacy Long. Direct free kick taken by Stacy Long.

11:23

Laurence Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Sainte-Luce. Chris Hussey crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Paul Rachubka.

10:58

Romuald Boco takes a shot. Save by John Sullivan.

10:20

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

7:30

Shot by Kelly Youga from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

7:13

Kevin Sainte-Luce delivers the ball, Tom Aldred manages to make a clearance.

6:55

Luke Moore sends in a cross, clearance by Laurence Wilson.

4:39

The assist for the goal came from Amine Linganzi.

4:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Francis Jeffers - Accrington 1 - 0 Wimbledon Francis Jeffers scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

4:11

Laurence Wilson produces a cross, John Sullivan makes a save.

1:20

Peter Murphy delivers the ball, save made by John Sullivan.

0:00

The match begins.

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