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AFC Wimbledon 4-1 Swindon Town

Joe Pigott scored twice as AFC Wimbledon made it three wins in a row by trouncing fellow League One strugglers Swindon.

Victory hauls Wimbledon five points clear of the relegation zone, but it is hard to see any way back for the Robins, who fall seven points adrift of safety with four games to play.

After Swindon's Brett Pitman hit the crossbar with an early header, Wimbledon went ahead when Pigott converted from the penalty spot after Jack Rudoni was tripped by Jonathan Grounds.

The lead was doubled when an unmarked Will Nightingale thumped in a header from Rudoni's set-piece before a superb free-kick by Pigott crashed off the woodwork.

Ayoub Assal rattled the bar after rounding Lee Camp but he found the net from close range just before half-time after getting in the way of Ollie Palmer's shot.

Assal struck the bar again before he set up Pigott's second of the afternoon, a precise finish into the bottom corner, with Tyler Smith notching a consolation for the visitors with 11 minutes left.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 13Tzanev
  • 2O'Neill
  • 22Heneghan
  • 5NightingaleSubstituted forKalambayiat 77'minutes
  • 18Guinness-WalkerSubstituted forOsewat 65'minutes
  • 24DobsonSubstituted forOksanenat 65'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 12RudoniSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Assal
  • 39PigottSubstituted forLongmanat 65'minutes
  • 9Palmer

Substitutes

  • 7Alexander
  • 16Oksanen
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 21Cox
  • 29Longman
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 37Osew

Swindon

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Camp
  • 2CaddisSubstituted forGarrickat 37'minutes
  • 33BroadbentSubstituted forGrantat 45'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 5GroundsBooked at 19mins
  • 19LydenBooked at 26minsSubstituted forThompsonat 45'minutes
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forOmotoyeat 56'minutes
  • 18Payne
  • 10Twine
  • 9Smith
  • 8PitmanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHopeat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Garrick
  • 20Grant
  • 21Curran
  • 26Thompson
  • 27Omotoye
  • 29Matthews
  • 45Hope
Referee:
John Busby

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Swindon Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Jordan Garrick (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Booking

    Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyrese Omotoye (Swindon Town) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Thompson with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Paul Osew.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tyrese Omotoye (Swindon Town).

  9. Post update

    Alex Woodyard (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Longman (AFC Wimbledon).

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Ryan Longman (AFC Wimbledon).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Hallam Hope (Swindon Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jaakko Oksanen (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Ayoub Assal tries a through ball, but Ryan Longman is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Swindon Town. Anthony Grant tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon).

  20. Post update

    Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Luke O'Neill tries a through ball, but Ollie Palmer is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull422571073334082
2Peterborough412471073393479
3Sunderland411914861342771
4Lincoln City402091162422069
5Blackpool4019111053351868
6Oxford Utd421981566511565
7Portsmouth411981457431465
8Charlton401712115751663
9Ipswich411710144141061
10Doncaster40186165755260
11Gillingham42178175857159
12MK Dons421610165658-258
13Accrington411610155360-758
14Fleetwood411511154435956
15Crewe411510164756-955
16Plymouth421411175167-1653
17Burton411410175464-1052
18Shrewsbury401214144448-450
19Wimbledon411112184863-1545
20Wigan42128224768-2144
21Northampton421010223561-2640
22Rochdale41912205272-2039
23Bristol Rovers42108244065-2538
24Swindon42114274778-3137
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