League Two
Wimbledon0Torquay2

AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Torquay United

Chris Hargreaves

First-half goals from Krystian Pearce and Jayden Stockley gave a winning start against AFC Wimbledon.

Centre-half Pearce pounced on a loose ball after Ross Worner saved from Stockley, to put the visitors ahead.

Stockley then beat Will Antwi in the air to nod home the Gulls' second.

George Francomb had an effort cleared off the line by Aaron Downes but the visitors held on for victory to end a five-match winless run.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Post match: AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley

"It was drivel from us and they had the new manager bounce.

"You can only worry about your own performance levels and I'm at a loss to why we were like that.

"We were tired after the Christmas period, and we freshened them up, but we didn't really warm up very well, which was a concern, and we warned them about them playing a high tempo to impress the new manager.

"But we played the most lethargic first half I have ever seen, and when you play with 10 players who don't turn up, then it's very hard to win a football game."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2FullerBooked at 90mins
  • 3Kennedy
  • 5Frampton
  • 6BennettSubstituted forArthurat 45'minutes
  • 14Antwi
  • 8MooreBooked at 41mins
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forMorrisat 89'minutes
  • 10Midson
  • 26Wyke
  • 11MooreSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 25Jacquart
  • 27Morris
  • 32NIghtingale

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 29O'Connor
  • 3NicholsonBooked at 53mins
  • 6LathropeBooked at 74mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Downes
  • 7MansellBooked at 31mins
  • 18Labadie
  • 9Hawley
  • 19StockleySubstituted forBodinat 81'minutes
  • 26Benyon

Substitutes

  • 2Tonge
  • 10Bodin
  • 11Cameron
  • 12Chapell
  • 13Rice
  • 17Goodwin
  • 20Craig
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,339

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Torquay United 2.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

Foul by Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United).

Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Joss Labadie (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Aaron Morris replaces George Francomb.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

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

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Will Antwi.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Billy Bodin replaces Jayden Stockley.

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

Attempt blocked. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

Booking

Damon Lathrope (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Torquay United).

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

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

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

Attempt saved. Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe25138438241447
2Burton2513662923645
3Chesterfield24128437191844
4Rochdale2513483831743
5Southend2512673122942
6Fleetwood2413293829941
7Oxford Utd24109534211339
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth259792326-334
12Cheltenham258983235-333
13Exeter2595113134-332
14York2671093232031
15Wimbledon2587102729-231
16Hartlepool2587102731-431
17Mansfield2678112635-929
18Wycombe2477103033-328
19Bury2569103034-427
20Portsmouth2569102938-927
21Bristol Rovers2468102226-426
22Accrington2568112937-826
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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