League Two
Wimbledon0Rochdale3

AFC Wimbledon 0-3 Rochdale

Scott Hogan

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.

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AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

Neal Ardley

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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:

Keith Hill

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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."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2FullerSubstituted forFenlonat 69'minutes
  • 19Arthur
  • 6Bennett
  • 28Jones
  • 27Morris
  • 12PellBooked at 24mins
  • 7Francomb
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forSheringhamat 76'minutes
  • 26Wyke
  • 8MooreSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 28'minutes

Substitutes

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

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 16Done
  • 24AllenSubstituted forVincentiat 74'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 22O'Connell
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forBunneyat 86'minutes
  • 12Lund
  • 11HoganSubstituted forDonnellyat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Kennedy
  • 25Rose

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 7Vincenti
  • 9Donnelly
  • 15Porter
  • 21Thomson
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
3,837

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home3
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 3.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Scott Hogan.

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

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

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kevin Sainte-Luce.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Ian Henderson.

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.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

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

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Charlie Sheringham replaces Danny Hylton.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Jamie Allen.

Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).

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

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

Substitution

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

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.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jason Kennedy.

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

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

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Done.

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by George Francomb.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Rochdale 0.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Done.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

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.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield30151052155
2Scunthorpe30131341452
3Oxford Utd30131251651
4Rochdale2915591250
5Burton291487550
6Fleetwood28153101248
7Southend2913881147
8Newport261097539
9Dag & Red3010911-139
10Plymouth2910910-439
11Hartlepool3010812-338
12Wimbledon3010812-438
13Morecambe2910811-538
14York3181211-336
15Cheltenham298129-436
16Exeter299812-435
17Mansfield3081111-835
18Accrington288911-633
19Portsmouth3071211-933
20Bury2871110-332
21Bristol Rovers2971012-531
22Wycombe297913-630
23Torquay287813-1329
24Northampton285815-1823
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