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Oxford United 2-1 AFC Wimbledon

David Connolly

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13Hunt
  • 3Newey
  • 22Wroe
  • 34Bevans
  • 19Mullins
  • 7RiggSubstituted forConnollyat 46'minutes
  • 17Rose
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forKitsonat 83'minutes
  • 10Smalley
  • 37Ruffles

Substitutes

  • 8Kitson
  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 23Henly
  • 24Connolly
  • 30Long
  • 35O'Dowda

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 15FenlonSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 65'minutes
  • 28Jones
  • 27MorrisSubstituted forMidsonat 79'minutes
  • 6Bennett
  • 14AntwiSubstituted forArthurat 64'minutes
  • 8Moore
  • 26Wyke
  • 9Hylton
  • 12Pell

Substitutes

  • 7Francomb
  • 10Midson
  • 11Moore
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
5,748

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Bevans.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Dave Kitson replaces James Constable.

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

Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John Mullins.

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.

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

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Chris Arthur replaces Will Antwi.

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

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. David Connolly replaces Sean Rigg.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Half Time

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

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield29159547262154
2Scunthorpe291312441271451
3Oxford Utd281310538221649
4Fleetwood281531045331248
5Southend28138735231247
6Rochdale2814594334947
7Burton2813873228447
8Newport2610973530539
9Dag & Red29109103736139
10Wimbledon29108113233-138
11Morecambe28108103337-438
12Plymouth2899102531-636
13York30811113437-335
14Cheltenham2881193539-435
15Hartlepool2998123035-535
16Exeter2897123337-434
17Accrington2788113238-632
18Portsmouth29711113342-932
19Mansfield29711113039-932
20Bury27710103134-331
21Bristol Rovers2879122631-530
22Wycombe2878133238-629
23Torquay2878132841-1329
24Northampton2758142137-1623
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