AFC Wimbledon's relegation fears were eased as they moved seven points clear of the League Two drop zone with victory over Morecambe.

Morecambe's Andrew Fleming should have put his side ahead midway through the first half but shot wide.

Kevin Sainte-Luce made them pay as he bundled home Gary Alexander's cross after a lovely flowing move.

Jack Midson then scored a penalty after Chris McCready handled a powerful Alexander effort in the area.

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AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"Winning is never going to get boring, but the performance didn't do me any good. After such a poor first half, I was surprised to be two up at half time.

"We'll take the win and second half, we were spot on tactically - and we did well considering we had a hangover in training yesterday after the midweek defeat.

"I was worried going into this game as some of the football they [Morecambe] play is excellent and they were by far the better team in the first half.

"At home though we are unbeaten in 2013 and there has been a big turnaround. We don't want to be nearly men and 50 points is not enough. When we get to 50 we're not going to go on holiday, we want to plough on and the quicker we get there the better it will be for us."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 22 Sullivan
  • 06 Mitchell-King Booked
  • 29 Antwi
  • 39 Bennett
  • 44 Hussey Booked
  • 12 Pell
  • 16 Sainte-Luce (Long - 46' )
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 10 Midson
  • 11 L Moore
  • 28 Alexander (Darco - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Jaimez-Ruiz
  • 02 Osano
  • 03 Cummings
  • 07 Long
  • 14 Darco
  • 21 Strutton

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton (Doyle - 23' )
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 08 Wright
  • 15 McCready
  • 16 Drummond Booked
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra (Burrow - 62' )
  • 26 Holroyd (Mwasile - 74' )
  • 27 Redshaw

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 12 Parkinson
  • 23 Doyle
  • 24 James Short
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 10 Williams
  • 14 Burrow
Ref: Ward
Att: 3,902

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

5 3

Corners

8 5

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:56 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:20

Unfair challenge on Rashid Yussuff by Andrew Wright results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

90:00 +0:35

Luke Moore takes a short corner. Luke Moore decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +0:15

Short corner taken by Luke Moore from the right by-line.

89:25

Corner taken by Luke Moore from the right by-line.

86:05

Shot from deep inside the area by Jordan Burrow goes over the bar.

83:05

Corner taken by Rashid Yussuff.

81:51

Jordan Burrow takes a shot. Save by John Sullivan. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming from the left by-line, Stewart Drummond produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

76:26

Corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall, Mat Mitchel-King manages to make a clearance.

73:53 Substitution

Substitution Chris Holroyd goes off and Joe Mwasile comes on.

73:10

Alan Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Holroyd. Gary McDonald takes the direct free kick.

72:13 Booking

Booking The referee shows Stewart Drummond a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

72:05

Stewart Drummond concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Hussey. Rashid Yussuff delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Barry Roche makes a save.

70:41

Andrew Wright takes the direct free kick.

70:41 Booking

Booking Booking for Chris Hussey.

70:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Hussey on Stewart Drummond.

69:58

Harry Pell takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

68:26

Stewart Drummond takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

65:48

Rashid Yussuff takes a shot. Chris Doyle gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Rashid Yussuff, Christopher McCready fouled by Will Antwi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Doyle.

61:16 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Burrow replaces Lewis Alessandra.

61:16 Substitution

Substitution Jessie Darko replaces Gary Alexander.

59:13

Gary McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Rashid Yussuff. Stacy Long takes the direct free kick.

58:22

Jack Midson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright. Free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

57:25

Lewis Alessandra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. John Sullivan takes the free kick.

56:52

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the left by-line, Gary Alexander manages to make a clearance.

52:09

Unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Christopher McCready results in a free kick. Will Antwi restarts play with the free kick.

49:52

Corner taken by Rashid Yussuff from the left by-line, Will Antwi takes a shot. Andrew Fleming makes a clearance.

47:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Jack Midson. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Alessandra. Chris Holroyd takes a shot. Harry Pell gets a block in. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore by Chris Holroyd. John Sullivan takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Sainte-Luce leaves the field to be replaced by Stacy Long.

45:00 +4:34 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +3:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Sainte-Luce. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

44:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Midson - Wimbledon 2 - 0 Morecambe Placed penalty scored by Jack Midson. AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Morecambe.

40:48

Direct free kick taken by Luke Moore. Gary Alexander takes a shot. Christopher McCready handles the ball and concedes a .

38:56

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra, Stewart Drummond produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:31

Assist on the goal came from Gary Alexander.

37:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Sainte-Luce - Wimbledon 1 - 0 Morecambe Kevin Sainte-Luce scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Morecambe.

35:11

Jack Midson takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

33:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Hussey, save by Barry Roche. Unfair challenge on Jack Midson by Chris Doyle results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

33:47 Booking

Booking Booking for Mat Mitchel-King.

31:13

Foul by Gary Alexander on Stewart Drummond, free kick awarded. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

28:07

Corner from left by-line taken by Lewis Alessandra.

26:51

Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Save by John Sullivan.

25:04

Andrew Fleming has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

21:55

Chris Hussey takes the free kick.

21:55 Substitution

Substitution Chris Doyle on for Nicholas Fenton.

21:55

Robbie Threlfall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Sainte-Luce.

16:02

Stewart Drummond takes a shot.

14:45

Gary McDonald fouled by Jack Midson, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

12:05

Chris Holroyd fouled by Will Antwi, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Fleming restarts play with the free kick.

10:57

Foul by Harry Pell on Lewis Alessandra, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

8:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Threlfall on Kevin Sainte-Luce. Direct free kick taken by John Sullivan.

7:17

Foul by Andrew Fleming on Kevin Sainte-Luce, free kick awarded. John Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.

5:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Luke Moore. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

3:58

Andrew Fleming has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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