Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.
Steve Seddon marked his return to AFC Wimbledon in style by scoring the winner in their victory at Fleetwood.
The left-back, who arrived on loan from Birmingham earlier in the week, struck shortly before half-time to give the Dons an unlikely victory after spending much of the game on the back foot.
Fleetwood had much the better of the first half, with Wimbledon's Connal Trueman saving goalbound efforts from Callum Camps and Josh Morris.
However, it was the visitors who led at the break, thanks to a 40th-minute goal from Seddon, who also spent the second half of the 2019-20 campaign with the Dons.
The 22-year-old's determined charge from the back saw him combine with Joe Pigott to send his finish beyond Alex Cairns.
The second half followed a similar pattern to that of the first, with Fleetwood's Danny Andrew seeing his fine strike crash against the crossbar.
Camps was denied by Trueman again and Morris drilled a shot narrowly over while, at the other end, Cairns produced excellent stops to keep their hopes alive, saving from Ryan Longman and Pigott.
But with Fleetwood unable to find a way through it was Wimbledon who went home with the three points.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 26StubbsSubstituted forSaundersat 78'minutes
- 3AndrewBooked at 55mins
- 15CouttsSubstituted forMcKayat 45'minutes
- 8DuffyBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMateteat 66'minutes
- 30KalambayiBooked at 34mins
- 19McLoughlinBooked at 55mins
- 16OksanenSubstituted forHartiganat 88'minutes
- 42SeddonBooked at 82mins
- 29LongmanSubstituted forRoscrowat 86'minutes
- Michael Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.
Offside, Fleetwood Town. Glenn Whelan tries a through ball, but Ched Evans is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Morgan Boyes (Fleetwood Town).
Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans tries a through ball, but Callum Camps is caught offside.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jay Matete.
Offside, Fleetwood Town. Barrie McKay tries a through ball, but Ched Evans is caught offside.
Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon).
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Hartigan replaces Jaakko Oksanen.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adam Roscrow replaces Ryan Longman because of an injury.
Harvey Saunders (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon).
Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.
Jay Matete (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon).
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Sam Stubbs.
Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.