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AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Burton Albion

Relegation-threatened AFC Wimbledon slipped further from League One safety after defeat at home by Burton.

Jamie Allen and David Templeton struck in either half for the Brewers to leave the hosts winless in seven games and 10 points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.

Burton move up to 12th, nine points from the play-offs.

The Dons had a penalty shout turned down just one minute into the game when a shot appeared to hit a Burton defender's arm, but was waved away.

Marcus Harness then slipped a well-judged through-ball to Allen, who calmly slotted home to break the deadlock after 14 minutes.

The Dons responded well, forcing a number of set-pieces, but could not capitalise as Will Nightingale was unable to force the ball in from one corner.

The game was sealed after 57 minutes when Templeton raced into the box and flashed a low, left-footed strike into the far corner.

Scott Wagstaff nearly responded with a flicked effort immediately after, but the hosts failed to mount any sustained pressure as they suffered a 10th home defeat of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 2Watson
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 6ThomasSubstituted forSibbickat 84'minutes
  • 15Seddon
  • 5Nightingale
  • 11Pinnock
  • 40WordsworthSubstituted forFoliviat 53'minutes
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 16Connolly
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forPigottat 18'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Barcham
  • 20Sibbick
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26McDonald
  • 38McLoughlin
  • 39Pigott
  • 41Folivi

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 10Akins
  • 3Buxton
  • 5McFadzean
  • 26Daniel
  • 4AllenSubstituted forBradleyat 90'minutes
  • 23Quinn
  • 7Fraser
  • 16HarnessSubstituted forMillerat 80'minutes
  • 27Boyce
  • 11TempletonSubstituted forWallaceat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 9Sbarra
  • 14McCrory
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Miller
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 22Wallace
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,003

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Burton Albion 2.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Folivi (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alex Bradley replaces Jamie Allen.

Attempt missed. Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Dylan Connolly (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Toby Sibbick replaces Terell Thomas.

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Will Miller replaces Marcus Harness.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tennai Watson.

Attempt blocked. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Attempt saved. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kieran Wallace replaces David Templeton.

Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Hand ball by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Burton Albion 2. David Templeton (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Michael Folivi replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Burton Albion 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Burton Albion 1.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32208464273768
2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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