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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Peterborough United

Joe Pigott's late penalty saw AFC Wimbledon boost their League One survival hopes with a dramatic 1-0 victory over 10-man Peterborough.

Piggott's spot-kick following Rhys Bennett's foul just three minutes from time ensured Wally Downes' team are now just four points adrift of safety, after four wins in their last six.

Anthony Wordsworth hooked the ball over early on for rock-bottom Wimbledon and Peterborough's Matt Godden fired wide before Steve Seddon wasted the best chance of the half.

The Wimbledon man planted a tame header straight at visiting goalkeeper Conor O'Malley when well-placed.

Posh started the stronger after the break and Ivan Toney was denied only thanks to an alert reaction save from Aaron Ramsdale.

Marcus Maddison was then kept out thanks to a good Ramsdale save before Toney flashed wide.

Dons sub Dylan Connolly struck a fierce shot which cannoned back off the bar but he made a major contribution to the game's turning point.

Connolly was felled by Posh defender Bennett, who was given a straight red card, and Pigott then stepped up and fired home his 12th goal of the season to seal a vital win for the hosts.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 5Nightingale
  • 6Thomas
  • 20SibbickBooked at 76mins
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forHansonat 66'minutes
  • 8HartiganSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 80'minutes
  • 40Wordsworth
  • 15Seddon
  • 39Pigott
  • 41FoliviSubstituted forConnollyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

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

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2Naismith
  • 16BennettBooked at 85mins
  • 6White
  • 18LaffertyBooked at 86mins
  • 15Ward
  • 11ReedBooked at 90mins
  • 21MaddisonBooked at 74mins
  • 14CookeSubstituted forDempseyat 77'minutes
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forTomlinat 82'minutes
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Woodyard
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 23Denton
  • 26Stevens
  • 29Tomlin
  • 30Dempsey
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
3,737

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Peterborough United 0.

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

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Booking

Louis Reed (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Peterborough United 0. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Daniel Lafferty (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Dylan Connolly draws a foul in the penalty area.

Dismissal

Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Dylan Connolly (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Lee Tomlin replaces Matt Godden.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Shane McLoughlin replaces Anthony Hartigan.

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

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Dempsey replaces Callum Cooke.

Booking

Toby Sibbick (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Toby Sibbick (AFC Wimbledon).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dylan Connolly (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Conor O'Malley.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Toby Sibbick (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Foul by James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon).

Jason Naismith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. James Hanson replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dylan Connolly replaces Michael Folivi.

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Steve Seddon.

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley372111564283674
3Sunderland361816262332970
4Portsmouth371911764412368
5Charlton37199955371866
6Doncaster3615111061461556
7Peterborough371510125752555
8Blackpool371314103937253
9Coventry37158144141053
10Fleetwood371310144741649
11Burton371211144544147
12Plymouth37129164757-1045
13Wycombe371111154656-1044
14Accrington361111143849-1144
15Scunthorpe37128174662-1644
16Bristol Rovers361110153737043
17Gillingham37127184759-1243
18Southend37126194754-742
19Walsall37119174158-1742
20Shrewsbury37913154049-940
21Oxford Utd37913154354-1140
22Rochdale37108194475-3138
23Bradford37106214262-2036
24Wimbledon37106213153-2236
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