The FA Cup - First Round
Wimbledon1Lincoln City0

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Lincoln City

Lyle Taylor's strike was enough to send AFC Wimbledon through to the second round of the FA Cup as they edged past Lincoln 1-0.

The striker put his side ahead in the seventh minute after capitalising on some poor defending, and the Dons survived a second-half onslaught from last season's FA Cup surprise package.

The Imps, who reached the quarter-finals as a non-league club last time, could not convert a number of good second-half chances.

Wimbledon took the lead early on after Taylor latched on to a loose back pass from Rob Dickie to slot home his fifth goal of the season.

Lincoln were very much improved in the second half and began to threaten Wimbledon's well-organised defence, looking particularly dangerous from corners with Luke Waterfall almost nipping in.

The visitors had a golden chance to equalise in the 51st minute but Billy Knott failed to capitalise on a heavy touch by George Long in the Wimbledon goal.

Matt Rhead played in Nathan Arnold during the closing minutes but Long dived in to deny him as the Dons held out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 32Charles
  • 23Kennedy
  • 11Forrester
  • 8AbdouSubstituted forRobinsonat 85'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 10McDonald
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forMeadesat 29'minutes
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 3Meades
  • 6Robinson
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 28Egan

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 2Long
  • 15Dickie
  • 5Waterfall
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 11KnottSubstituted forGinnellyat 85'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 10Green
  • 8PalmerSubstituted forRheadat 68'minutes
  • 28ArnoldSubstituted forWhitehouseat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 7Ginnelly
  • 9Rhead
  • 12Chapman
  • 32Stewart
  • 33Horton
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
3,394

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Lincoln City 0.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Paul Robinson replaces Nadjim Abdou.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Josh Ginnelly replaces Billy Knott.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Nathan Arnold.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Foul by Sean Long (Lincoln City).

Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City).

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

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Nadjim Abdou.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Nadjim Abdou.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Ollie Palmer.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Attempt blocked. Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 1, Lincoln City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Lincoln City 0.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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