League One
Wimbledon1Bristol Rovers3

AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers came from behind to secure a 3-1 victory at winless AFC Wimbledon.

Goals from Abu Ogogo, Jonson Clarke-Harris and Tony Craig did the damage for the visitors.

Marcus Forss' third goal in four games put the Dons on course for their first win of the season as he opened the scoring on 20 minutes.

But Ogogo levelled for the visitors nine minutes later with a smart finish and the game turned in the second half as the hosts were reduced to 10 men.

Forss was sent off for a second yellow card for a foul on Clarke-Harris after 66 minutes, having earlier been booked for celebrating excessively after scoring.

Clarke-Harris took full advantage to fire Rovers into the lead on 75 minutes. It was the on-song striker's seventh goal of the campaign and also his sixth goal in seven league games.

Stand-in skipper Craig put the game to bed with a close-range header in the 87th minute to ensure Wimbledon's wait for a first league win of the season goes on.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Trott
  • 6ThomasSubstituted forPigottat 62'minutes
  • 5Nightingale
  • 21DelaneyBooked at 64mins
  • 2O'Neill
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8HartiganSubstituted forWordsworthat 61'minutes
  • 33Reilly
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 15ForssBooked at 66mins
  • 17FoliviBooked at 61minsSubstituted forRoscrowat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Appiah
  • 10Roscrow
  • 13Tzanev
  • 23Sanders
  • 37Osew
  • 39Pigott
  • 40Wordsworth

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 16DaviesBooked at 63mins
  • 5Craig
  • 15KilgourSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 33RodmanSubstituted forMenayeseat 84'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 6Upson
  • 4Ogogo
  • 11Leahy
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forKellyat 73'minutes
  • 9Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 17Smith
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 24Menayese
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 36Hargreaves
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,268

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 3.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Roscrow.

Hand ball by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Luke Leahy tries a through ball, but Tyler Smith is caught offside.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 3. Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Sercombe with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Trott.

Attempt saved. Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Kelly.

Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rollin Menayese replaces Alex Rodman because of an injury.

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Jonson Clarke-Harris tries a through ball, but Luke Leahy is caught offside.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ed Upson tries a through ball, but Tyler Smith is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 2. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Kelly with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adam Roscrow replaces Michael Folivi.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nesta Guinness-Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Michael Kelly replaces Tom Nichols.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Wordsworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tyler Smith replaces Alfie Kilgour.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Pigott.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon) for a bad foul.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Tom Davies (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Davies (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Leahy with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich96301641221
2Coventry9540159619
3Wycombe105411510519
4Fleetwood95221713417
5Sunderland94411411316
6Blackpool104421412216
7Doncaster8431117415
8Bristol Rovers104331312115
9Peterborough942320101014
10Lincoln City104151415-113
11Shrewsbury9342910-113
12Oxford Utd103341915412
13Rotherham8332128412
14Burton9333119212
15MK Dons94051113-212
16Gillingham92431410410
17Rochdale92431014-410
18Tranmere92341416-29
19Accrington91441117-67
20Portsmouth7133910-16
21Southend91171124-134
22Wimbledon10037918-93
23Bolton8035224-22-9
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