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WimbledonAFC Wimbledon2DoncasterDoncaster Rovers0

AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Steve Seddon and Shane McLoughlin fired bottom club Wimbledon to a crucial win against 10-man Doncaster.

Promotion-chasing Rovers had John Marquis sent off for two bookable offences after 51 minutes.

Seddon then put the Dons ahead on 67 minutes with substitute McLoughlin sealing a first league home win since Boxing Day in injury time.

Wally Downes' side are now seven points from safety, while Rovers remain sixth despite a fifth game without a win.

The game was 20 minutes old before Toby Sibbick's fierce drive forced Rovers keeper Marko Marosi into the first save of the game.

But the Dons right-wing back then failed to hit the target after Michael Folivi's jinking run and pass had sent him clear.

Marquis headed Rovers' best chance of the first half onto the top of the bar following James Coppinger's 37th-minute free-kick.

It was the Rovers striker's last positive contribution as he was booked for tangling with Simon Wagstaff just before half-time.

Marquis received his marching orders just seconds after Aaron Ramsdale tipped over Ben Whiteman's 20-yard shot which looked bound for the top corner.

After Ramsdale saved Butler's header from the resulting corner he was blocked by Marquis who was shown his second yellow card.

The 10 men held out until Joe Pigott's pass allowed Seddon to blast a left-foot shot past Marosi.

Ramsdale twice denied Coppinger on the closing stages before sub McLoughlin sealed the points with a low right-foot shot in injury time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 5Nightingale
  • 6Thomas
  • 20SibbickSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 63'minutes
  • 7WagstaffBooked at 44minsSubstituted forBarchamat 63'minutes
  • 8Hartigan
  • 40Wordsworth
  • 15Seddon
  • 39PigottSubstituted forHansonat 81'minutes
  • 41Folivi

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 11Pinnock
  • 16Connolly
  • 17Barcham
  • 18Hanson
  • 24McDonnell
  • 38McLoughlin

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Marosi
  • 44LewisSubstituted forCrawfordat 45'minutes
  • 31Downing
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 17Blair
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15KaneSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 7WilksSubstituted forMayat 68'minutes
  • 9MarquisBooked at 51mins
  • 26Coppinger

Substitutes

  • 10Rowe
  • 11Crawford
  • 12Anderson
  • 18Smith
  • 19May
  • 22Sadlier
  • 33Jones
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
4,203

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Doncaster Rovers 0. Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.

  6. Post update

    Michael Folivi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyler Smith (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. James Hanson replaces Joe Pigott.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

  16. Post update

    Paul Downing (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Smith (Doncaster Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton362210469294076
2Barnsley362110564283673
3Sunderland351815262332969
4Portsmouth361811761392265
5Charlton36189953361763
6Doncaster3515101060451555
7Peterborough361510115751655
8Blackpool361313103836252
9Coventry36148143940-150
10Fleetwood361310134639749
11Burton361211134442247
12Wycombe361111144553-844
13Gillingham36127174758-1143
14Southend36126184650-442
15Plymouth36119164556-1142
16Walsall36119163955-1642
17Accrington351011143548-1341
18Scunthorpe36118174261-1941
19Bristol Rovers351010153637-140
20Shrewsbury36913143947-840
21Oxford Utd36912154354-1139
22Rochdale36107194475-3137
23Bradford36106204261-1936
24Wimbledon3696213053-2333
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