Match ends, Rochdale 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.
Ethan Chislett scored a stoppage-time winner as AFC Wimbledon beat Rochdale 1-0 at the Crown Oil Arena.
The home side bossed possession for long periods but lacked the guile and craft to open up the visitors' defence, while the Dons occasionally threatened on the counter attack but rarely troubled Jay Lynch in the Dale goal until late in the game.
Ryan Longman had a couple of half chances early on but failed to capitalise, while the hosts' best chance of the first half came in the 39th minute, when a looping delivery from Tolaji Bola dropped onto the head of Matty Lund, but his effort was comfortably saved by Connal Trueman.
Dale had the first clear-cut opportunity of the game minutes into the second half, Ollie Rathbone galloping through the centre and drawing Trueman off his line but clipping the ball wide.
Joe Pigott tested Lynch with a deflected effort as the Dons finished the game strongly, with substitute Chislett then spinning sharply inside the area and firing into the bottom corner of the net to secure the three points.
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- 10NewbySubstituted forBaahat 90+2'minutes
- 20RyanSubstituted forHumphrysat 61'minutes
- 14RathboneSubstituted forDooleyat 90+2'minutes
- 11BeesleySubstituted forDoneat 80'minutes
- 6ThomasSubstituted forHeneghanat 79'minutes
- 19McLoughlinBooked at 72mins
- 4WoodyardSubstituted forChislettat 87'minutes
- 8HartiganBooked at 30mins
- 33ReillySubstituted forRudoniat 72'minutes
- 29LongmanSubstituted forPalmerat 87'minutes
- Declan Bourne
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.
Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).
Attempt missed. Aaron Morley (Rochdale) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.
Goal! Rochdale 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. Ethan Chislett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Rudoni.
Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Dooley replaces Oliver Rathbone.
Substitution, Rochdale. Kwadwo Baah replaces Alex Newby.
Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ollie Palmer (AFC Wimbledon).
Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Rochdale).
Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Ethan Chislett replaces Alex Woodyard.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Ollie Palmer replaces Ryan Longman.
Attempt blocked. Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Longman.
Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).
Alex Woodyard (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Rathbone with a cross.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Haydon Roberts.
Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Jake Beesley.