Deadline day signing David Connolly scored on his debut to help managerless Oxford overcome AFC Wimbledon and move into the automatic promotion places.

Tom Newey nodded the hosts ahead from Danny Rose's corner before the break.

On-loan Portsmouth striker Connolly made it 2-0 with a clipped finish after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Charlie Wyke pulled one back at the second attempt after Ryan Clarke saved, and Danny Hylton nearly levelled in stoppage time but headed wide.

Victory brought the U's back-to-back home wins for the first time in 18 months, while the Dons are still waiting for their first point against Oxford after eight attempts.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

Post-match: Wimbledon manager Ardley

"It is disappointing in result terms and I didn't think there was a lot between the teams.

"We let ourselves down. They had one attempt on goal for the first half and that was their goal.

"I told them it is about both boxes and we were as good as, if not better, than them and we lost both boxes in the end."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt
  • 03 Newey
  • 22 Wroe
  • 34 Bevans
  • 19 Mullins
  • 07 Rigg (Connolly - 46' )
  • 17 Rose
  • 09 Constable (Kitson - 83' )
  • 10 Smalley
  • 37 Ruffles

Substitutes

  • 08 Kitson
  • 18 Davies
  • 20 Marsh
  • 23 Henly
  • 24 Connolly
  • 30 Long
  • 35 O'Dowda

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller
  • 15 Fenlon (Sainte-Luce - 65' )
  • 28 Jones
  • 27 Morris (Midson - 79' )
  • 06 Bennett
  • 14 Antwi (Arthur - 64' )
  • 08 Moore
  • 26 Wyke
  • 09 Hylton
  • 12 Pell

Substitutes

  • 07 Francomb
  • 10 Midson
  • 11 Moore
  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 18 Sheringham
  • 19 Arthur
  • 22 Brown
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 5,748

Match Stats

Shots

5 10

On target

2 5

Corners

3 7

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oxford United 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

90:00 +5:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

90:00 +4:49

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

87:00

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:00

Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).

84:18

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Bevans.

82:34

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

82:34

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

82:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Dave Kitson replaces James Constable.

81:17

Matt Bevans (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:17

Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).

78:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jack Midson replaces Aaron Morris because of an injury.

77:07

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:07

Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).

76:08

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John Mullins.

74:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 2, AFC Wimbledon 1. Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Hylton.

72:04

Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:04

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

65:54

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

64:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Jim Fenlon.

63:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Chris Arthur replaces Will Antwi.

63:26

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:26

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

61:44

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

61:44

Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:05

Attempt missed. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

59:26

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is too high.

55:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. David Connolly (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Newey.

54:55

Attempt missed. Jim Fenlon (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

53:05

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:05

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

48:45

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:45

Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).

46:36

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

46:36

Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. David Connolly replaces Sean Rigg.

45:00

Second Half begins Oxford United 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oxford United 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

45:00 +0:56

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

44:32

Attempt saved. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:12

(Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:12

Foul by Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon).

42:43

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by David Hunt.

38:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 1, AFC Wimbledon 0. Tom Newey (Oxford United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross.

38:17

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Harry Pell.

34:41

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by David Hunt.

31:07

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffles (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

30:19

Foul by Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon).

30:19

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:12

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

29:12

Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:18

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

28:18

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:39

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Dean Smalley.

27:05

Hand ball by John Mullins (Oxford United).

23:28

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jim Fenlon.

22:50

Foul by Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon).

22:50

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:40

Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:40

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

18:26

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Harry Pell.

16:28

Foul by Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon).

16:28

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:17

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:40

Attempt missed. Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

13:25

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Ruffles.

12:05

Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:05

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

11:28

Foul by Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon).

11:28

Matt Bevans (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:15

Attempt missed. Jim Fenlon (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

7:48

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Ruffles.

5:40

Attempt saved. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

5:00

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:57

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Oxford United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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