FA Cup: AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Coventry City

Coventry came from behind to beat League Two AFC Wimbledon to reach the second round of the FA Cup.

The hosts had to make a late goalkeeping change as Seb Brown replaced Ross Worner, who was held up in traffic caused by an accident.

Michael Smith's header from George Porter's cross put Wimbledon ahead.

But Brown's fumble saw Callum Wilson equalise, while Carl Baker's close-range strike and Callum Kennedy's own goal sealed Coventry's victory.

Play was delayed by 15 minutes to help give Worner chance to reach the ground, but with the first-choice keeper still not at the ground, Brown had minutes to prepare.

Brown, 23, had yet to feature for the Dons this season, and it was his error that gifted the League One side a way back into the match.

Brown

Having spilled Cyrus Christie's innocuous deep cross, Brown recovered to claim the ball, only for him to then drop it on the goal line, leaving Wilson the simplest of tap ins.

And within six minutes the game had turned around.

Wilson and Baker put the Sky Blues ahead, while Kennedy deflected a shot past Brown in the 70th minute to compound Wimbledon's misery.

Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley on Worner missing the match: "These things happen in football and I've told the players I'm proud of them.

"I couldn't see them getting back into the game [until Brown's error]. He knows, I don't need to tell him. The momentum changed from there on and it was difficult.

"Worner arrived on the final whistle, it's a good job Seb didn't get injured."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 22 Brown
  • 02 Fuller
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 08 Moore
  • 06 Bennett
  • 05 Frampton
  • 21 Porter
  • 12 Pell (Midson - 73' )
  • 09 Smith
  • 04 Sweeney
  • 07 Francomb (Moore - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Worner
  • 10 Midson
  • 11 Moore
  • 15 Fenlon
  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 18 Sheringham
  • 24 Weston

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie Booked
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas
  • 24 Clarke
  • 04 Webster
  • 08 Baker
  • 16 Barton
  • 09 Clarke
  • 20 Wilson
  • 14 Moussa (Phillips - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Burge
  • 18 Phillips
  • 30 Garner
  • 31 Haynes
  • 33 Maund
  • 37 Thomas
  • 38 Baker-Richardson
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 3,379

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

6 3

Corners

7 4

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 3.

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 3.

90:00 +3:44

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:44

Foul by Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon).

90:00 +0:23

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Blair Adams.

90:00 +0:15

Attempt missed. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Smith with a cross.

87:16

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

87:16

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:20

Attempt missed. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Porter.

85:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Franck Moussa.

81:58

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

81:55

Attempt saved. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Smith.

80:46

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Blair Adams.

78:31

Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Carl Baker.

76:49

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

76:49

Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:13

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Andrew Frampton tries a through ball, but Jack Midson is caught offside.

75:36

Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

73:28

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carl Baker.

73:07

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Sammy Moore tries a through ball, but Jack Midson is caught offside.

72:49

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sebastian Brown.

72:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jack Midson replaces Harry Pell.

72:03

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

72:03

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:04

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Barry Fuller tries a through ball, but Harry Pell is caught offside.

70:25

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

70:25

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces George Francomb.

69:06 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Callum Kennedy, AFC Wimbledon. AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 3.

69:05

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

68:26

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:26

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

67:25 Booking

Booking Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:19

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

67:19

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:06

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:06

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

65:14

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

65:14

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:52

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

63:52

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:24

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

61:24

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:24

Foul by Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon).

60:38

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

60:03

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

60:03

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 2. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Franck Moussa with a cross.

57:12

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:12

Foul by Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon).

56:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 1. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

54:37

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

54:37

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Coventry City 0. Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Porter with a cross.

49:33

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

49:29

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

47:02

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Francomb.

45:00

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Coventry City 0.

43:39

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42:54

Delay in match Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

42:36

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

42:36

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:05

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Conor Thomas.

38:33

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

38:30

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Sweeney with a through ball.

36:38

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

36:38

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:29

Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Moussa.

34:18

Conor Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:18

Foul by Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon).

32:15

Attempt missed. Adam Barton (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

27:03

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Andrew Frampton tries a through ball, but Michael Smith is caught offside.

25:29

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Leon Clarke.

22:23

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

21:34

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Peter Sweeney tries a through ball, but George Francomb is caught offside.

7:37

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

7:32

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Smith with a headed pass.

6:18

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

6:18

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:40

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:40

Foul by Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon).

1:56

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

1:56

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:17

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Peter Sweeney.

0:45

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by George Francomb.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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