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Wimbledon0Portsmouth2

AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Portsmouth

Goals either side of half-time from Brett Pitman and Conor Chaplin earned Portsmouth a first win since the opening day of the season as they dispatched AFC Wimbledon at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Experienced striker Pitman slotted home from the penalty spot after being hauled down by Wimbledon captain Barry Fuller before Chaplin capitalised on a defensive mix-up.

Both sides struggled to create openings in a lacklustre first half, although the action finally took off when Fuller knocked Pitman to the ground in the 38th minute and the Pompey skipper made no mistake from 12 yards.

Following the goal, the action intensified as a touchline scramble led to Dons defender Callum Kennedy being carried off on a stretcher.

Pompey were quick out of the gates after the break and took just five minutes to double their lead with substitute Chaplin sliding the ball home after a mistake from Anthony Hartigan.

The visitors almost scored a third from a Pitman free-kick but his 68th-minute strike was met with a great save from George Long.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 23KennedySubstituted forHartiganat 45'minutes
  • 5Nightingale
  • 6RobinsonSubstituted forat 82'minutes
  • 2Fuller
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forForresterat 57'minutes
  • 14Trotter
  • 7Francomb
  • 10McDonald
  • 9Appiah
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forTaylorat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Forrester
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 33Taylor

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 2McCrory
  • 5Clarke
  • 6BurgessBooked at 79mins
  • 20Thompson
  • 11KennedyBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBennettat 67'minutes
  • 7O'KeefeBooked at 14mins
  • 30May
  • 18Lowe
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forChaplinat 45'minutes
  • 8Pitman

Substitutes

  • 17Donohue
  • 19Chaplin
  • 22Naismith
  • 23Bennett
  • 25Talbot
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,585

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Portsmouth 2.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

Adam May (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (AFC Wimbledon).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Paul Robinson went off injured after AFC Wimbledon had used all subs.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt blocked. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt saved. Adam May (Portsmouth) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Cody McDonald (AFC Wimbledon).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kyle Bennett replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Delay in match Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

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

Booking

Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Adam May (Portsmouth).

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Damien McCrory (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Lyle Taylor replaces Andy Barcham.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury651094516
2Charlton6501137615
3Peterborough6411137613
4Bradford6411127513
5Scunthorpe633082612
6Oxford Utd6321103711
7Blackpool632186211
8Wigan531183510
9Fleetwood531185310
10Blackburn530210649
11Rotherham630310829
12Bristol Rovers63031012-29
13Walsall62229908
14Portsmouth62226608
15MK Dons621347-37
16Doncaster613267-16
17Southend6132712-56
18Wimbledon611437-44
19Bury6114611-54
20Plymouth6114510-54
21Rochdale603339-63
22Northampton5104310-73
23Gillingham6024410-62
24Oldham6015714-71
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