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AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

Alex Rodman's early goal continued Shrewsbury's 100% start to the League One season as they beat AFC Wimbledon in an intense physical encounter.

Rodman found himself on the end of Shaun Whalley's cross in the sixth minute, heading the ball past George Long and into the bottom-right corner.

Wimbledon looked livelier in the second half and their best chance of an equaliser came from a Dean Parrett free-kick in the 56th minute but his effort sailed over.

Fatigue from Tuesday's 120-minute outing against Brentford in the EFL Cup showed as the home side struggled to find momentum in attack, failing to add to the point earned against Scunthorpe last weekend.

Paul Hurst's side dominated possession early on, with Rodman and Whalley frequently firing the ball at Long, who coped with the barrage well.

Shrewsbury's attack was just as punishing in the second half and Carlton Morris looked to extend their lead but his attempt was halted by on-loan Sheffield United keeper Long.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 4OshilajaBooked at 48mins
  • 23Kennedy
  • 7FrancombBooked at 90mins
  • 8AbdouSubstituted forEganat 73'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forKajaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 28Egan
  • 33Taylor

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Henderson
  • 12BrownBooked at 55mins
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 20Nolan
  • 13BoltonBooked at 61mins
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forAdamsat 82'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forEnnisat 90+2'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 71'minutes
  • 7Whalley

Substitutes

  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams
  • 18Jules
  • 19Ennis
  • 39Shielis
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,981

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  3. Booking

    George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Post update

    Niall Ennis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Niall Ennis replaces Alex Rodman.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Francomb.

  11. Post update

    Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

  14. Post update

    Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ebou Adams replaces Louis Dodds.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces Andy Barcham.

  18. Post update

    Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd22005056
2Peterborough22006246
3Fleetwood22003036
4Bradford22003126
5Shrewsbury22002026
6Doncaster21103124
7Rotherham21015233
8Plymouth21013213
9Bury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Blackpool21012203
12Walsall21012203
13Portsmouth210123-13
14Charlton210112-13
15Southend210126-43
16Scunthorpe20202202
17Wimbledon201112-11
18Gillingham201101-11
19Rochdale201113-21
20MK Dons200202-20
21Northampton200202-20
22Blackburn200225-30
23Oldham200214-30
24Bristol Rovers200215-40
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