League Two - 1st Leg
Wimbledon1Accrington0

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Tom Beere (right)
Tom Beere broke the deadlock in the 93rd minute

Tom Beere struck in stoppage time to give AFC Wimbledon a narrow first-leg lead over Accrington Stanley in their League Two play-off semi-final.

The hosts' Lyle Taylor dragged a low shot just wide in a first half that did not produce a single shot on target.

Substitutes Tarique Fosu and Adebayo Akinfenwa struck the post for Accrington and Wimbledon respectively.

Beere's low finish gave the Dons the advantage going into Wednesday's return leg at the Wham Stadium.

Accrington, who were denied automatic promotion on the final day of the league season, arrived at Kingsmeadow on the back of five consecutive away wins.

But both sides struggled to get going in a nervy first half which lacked quality.

The Dons, who are appearing in the Football League play-offs for the first time since the phoenix club's formation in 2002, were playing on the 28th anniversary of Wimbledon's famous FA Cup win over Liverpool.

They grabbed a fifth win in six home games in the final moments of the game when Beere kept his cool to slot in past a crowd of players and net his first ever goal for the club.

The hosts had earlier appealed for a penalty, after the ball appeared to strike Accrington's Tom Davies on the arm in the area from a dangerous free-kick.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 32Charles
  • 3Kennedy
  • 11RiggSubstituted forBeereat 86'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 4Bulman
  • 17Barcham
  • 9ElliottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 59'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAzeezat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 14Azeez
  • 16Beere
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 20Sweeney
  • 39Murphy

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Pearson
  • 5Davies
  • 22Buxton
  • 24Hughes
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forMcCartanat 88'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 18Brown
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 58'minutes
  • 8Windass
  • 29KeeSubstituted forGornellat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Winnard
  • 10Gornell
  • 17McCartan
  • 26Boco
  • 30Fosu-Henry
  • 33Mooney
  • 34Halliday
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
4,870

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Buxton with a cross following a set piece situation.

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Terry Gornell with a headed pass.

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley).

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Hand ball by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Piero Mingoia.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Accrington Stanley).

Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Beere replaces Sean Rigg.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Kennedy with a cross.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Adam Buxton tries a through ball, but Terry Gornell is caught offside.

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Billy Kee.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor.

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Davies.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton462912582463699
2Oxford Utd462414884414386
3Bristol Rovers462671377463185
4Accrington462413974482685
5Plymouth462491372462681
6Portsmouth4621151075443178
7Wimbledon4621121364501475
8Leyton Orient461912156061-169
9Cambridge4618141466551168
10Carlisle461716136762567
11Luton46199186361266
12Mansfield461713166153864
13Wycombe461713164544164
14Exeter461713166365-264
15Barnet461711186768-162
16Hartlepool46156254972-2351
17Notts County46149235483-2951
18Stevenage461115205267-1548
19Yeovil461115204359-1648
20Crawley46138254578-3347
21Morecambe461210246991-2246
22Newport461013234364-2143
23Dag & Red46810284681-3534
24York46713265187-3634
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