Scott Hogan's second-half hat-trick put Rochdale a point away from an automatic promotion spot in League Two.

Wimbledon goalkeeper Ross Worner misjudged Matt Done's wind-assisted cross and striker Hogan tapped in to put Keith Hill's Dale ahead.

He rounded Worner for number two and the 21-year-old's lobbed finish took his goal tally for the season to 15.

Charlie Wyke wasted the Dons' best chance, running into team-mate Danny Hylton with the goal at his mercy.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

Post-match: Wimbledon boss Ardley

"I apologise for the performance. I felt sick watching it as the game wore on.

"I felt very let down by the lack of tempo when we went 1-0 down, and the lack of desire from the team to get back in the game. It was a severe lack of character throughout the team.

"Losing some players early on had a massive impact, as everything we worked on during the week went out the window, but it's not an excuse I'm going to hide behind."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

Post-match: Rochdale manager Hill

"I knew we could grow into the game once we took the sting out of the opposition.

"We didn't allow them really to get any momentum and I knew we could go on and win the game.

"I thought we were excellent in our pursuit of making sure that we didn't give the opportunity to the opposition. I thought we defended absolutely superbly.

"We're happy with the success we've already achieved over the last 12 months. If we can continue that success then I'm sure we'll at least be in a play-off place.

"We're a good side and who's to say we can't rival the money teams of this league and the supposed favourites of this league."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller (Fenlon - 69' )
  • 19 Arthur
  • 06 Bennett
  • 28 Jones
  • 27 Morris
  • 12 Pell Booked
  • 07 Francomb
  • 09 Hylton (Sheringham - 76' )
  • 26 Wyke
  • 08 Moore (Sainte-Luce - 28' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Midson
  • 11 Moore
  • 15 Fenlon
  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 18 Sheringham
  • 22 Brown

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 16 Done
  • 24 Allen (Vincenti - 74' )
  • 05 Eastham
  • 22 O'Connell
  • 40 Henderson (Bunney - 86' )
  • 12 Lund
  • 11 Hogan (Donnelly - 92' )
  • 08 Kennedy
  • 25 Rose

Substitutes

  • 03 Bennett
  • 07 Vincenti
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 15 Porter
  • 21 Thomson
  • 28 Camps
  • 39 Bunney
Ref: Oliver Langford
Att: 3,837

Match Stats

Shots

3 13

On target

1 6

Corners

5 3

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3.

90:00 +5:31 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3.

90:00 +5:07

Attempt saved. George Donnelly (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Scott Hogan.

89:30

Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

88:40

Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:40

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

86:50

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kevin Sainte-Luce.

85:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Ian Henderson.

81:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Eastham.

80:19

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

79:17

Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:17

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

78:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 2. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

75:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Charlie Sheringham replaces Danny Hylton.

73:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Jamie Allen.

72:37

Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).

72:37

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:28

Attempt saved. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

68:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jim Fenlon replaces Barry Fuller because of an injury.

65:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 1. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Done.

63:15

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

56:23

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jason Kennedy.

55:43

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

55:00

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:52

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

53:52

Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:52

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

52:35

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

52:35

Jason Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:28

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Done.

47:17

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

46:55

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by George Francomb.

46:25

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

45:00

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 0.

45:00 +5:36 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 0.

43:16

Attempt missed. Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

42:34

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Done.

41:51

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

37:41

Attempt saved. Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

35:36

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

35:36

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:08

Attempt missed. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

34:15

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

31:24

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

31:24

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

27:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Sammy Moore because of an injury.

26:49

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

23:43 Booking

Booking Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

23:21

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:21

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

17:53

Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).

17:53

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:23

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

13:23

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:31

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

9:29

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

9:29

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

7:27

Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:24

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

0:24

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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