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Barnet 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon made it six wins in seven games as they beat Barnet to move within a point of the play-off places.

Lyle Taylor opened the scoring a minute into the second half, netting his third goal in two games following an optimistic long ball by Ryan Sweeney.

Five minutes from time, substitute Ade Azeez added a second, tapping in from George Francomb's cross.

Mathew Stevens pulled one back for the Bees from close range, but Neal Ardley's side held on for the points.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

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Allen on Barnet v Wimbledon

"I don't think we really played as well as what we can do and as well as we have done here.

"This place has been a fantastic home for us, and I don't say it very often, I thought today they were better than us in far too many areas."

"We're used to this. We know how to play against the wind and the rain and it's very, very difficult to play here."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

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Ardley on Barnet v Wimbledon

"First half against the wind was always going to be about making sure we stayed strong.

"We played well, we defended well for most parts and it's a great away win.

"Let's just enjoy it, keep going and enjoy trying to chalk these points up on the board.

"If we don't, we're going to have had a good season anyway."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 37Pearson
  • 6Nelson
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 7Yiadom
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forStevensat 66'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 12Gambin
  • 35HackettSubstituted forBattat 45'minutesSubstituted forRandallat 75'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 16Champion
  • 17Muggleton
  • 19Batt
  • 22Stevens
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 34Randall
  • 36Sesay

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 12MeadesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Sweeney
  • 17Barcham
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forRiggat 88'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAzeezat 74'minutes
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 18Smith
  • 19Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,289

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home3
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mark Randall (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Matt Stevens (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces George Francomb.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, AFC Wimbledon 2. Matt Stevens (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 0, AFC Wimbledon 2. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Francomb.

Attempt missed. Matt Stevens (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Hand ball by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mark Randall (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Mark Randall replaces Shaun Batt because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Tom Elliott.

Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shaun Batt.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Matt Stevens replaces Sam Togwell.

Attempt saved. Shaun Batt (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Batt (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. James Pearson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by John Akinde.

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

Sam Togwell (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth31186747272060
3Oxford Utd311510649301955
4Accrington29157750341652
5Mansfield33149104639751
6Bristol Rovers31155114233950
7Portsmouth301213549272249
8Wycombe31147103630649
9Leyton Orient32131094745249
10Wimbledon30139848371148
11Cambridge32138114744347
12Carlisle29121074742546
13Luton32118134546-141
14Exeter31118124044-441
15Notts County30116134451-739
16Crawley32115163753-1638
17Morecambe32106165359-636
18Barnet30106143946-736
19Stevenage33810154255-1334
20Newport30710133444-1031
21Hartlepool2983182949-2027
22York3168173456-2226
23Yeovil31510163247-1525
24Dag & Red3148193257-2520
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