AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Oxford United: Oxford United succumb to AFC Wimbledon with 2-1 defeat at Kingsmeadow

Karl Robinson's squad suffered an away defeat against AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow
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AFC Wimbledon’s 2-1 win over Oxford United on Tuesday, was hard fought at Kingsmeadow. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. AFC Wimbledon were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games against Swindon Town at home and Ipswich Town at home, by 4-1 and 3-0 respectively whilst Oxford United were coming from consecutive wins against Gillingham FC and Shrewsbury Town. As it stands, AFC Wimbledon and Oxford United currently occupy 19th and 6th spots in the league, with 48 points and 65 points respectively after 43 matches.

After an un-eventful first half, Oxford United certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, with a goal from Josh Ruffels, 52 minutes in. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Joe Pigott managed to equalize and take the sides off at the 62 minute mark at 1-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Alex Woodyard made it 2-1 at the 64 minute mark to make it 2-1.

For AFC Wimbledon, Ryan Longman, Shane McLoughlin and Paul Osew, came on for Ayoub Assal, Jack Rudoni and Ollie Palmer. Oxford United brought on Sam Winnall, Daniel Agyei, Jamie Hanson, Anthony Forde and Alex Gorrin, to replace Matty Taylor, Olamide Shodipo, Mark Sykes, Elliott Lee and Cameron Brannagan.

The referee booked Joe Pigott and Nesta Guinness-Walker for AFC Wimbledon and James Henry saw the red card, for Oxford United.

AFC Wimbledon will next play Ipswich Town away, with Oxford United facing Plymouth Argyle at home.

Technical card:
AFC Wimbledon: Josh Ruffels, James Henry, Matty Taylor, Olamide Shodipo, Mark Sykes, Elliott Lee and Cameron Brannagan
Oxford United: Joe Pigott, Ayoub Assal, Alex Woodyard, Jack Rudoni, Ollie Palmer and Nesta Guinness-Walker
Stadium: Kingsmeadow
Goals: Josh Ruffels (0-1, min. 52), Joe Pigott (1-1, min. 62) and Alex Woodyard (2-1, min. 64)

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