AFC Wimbledon 3 – Oxford United 1: Visitors to Plough Lane leave with nothing

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AFC Wimbledon snatched all three points from Oxford United in a 3-1 victory on Saturday, at Plough Lane. AFC Wimbledon wanted to improve their league standing after a 2-2 draw against Ipswich Town. Oxford United had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 3-1 victory against Lincoln City. Following today’s result, AFC Wimbledon are in 9th place, with 9 points from 6 matches, while Oxford United sit in 6th, with 10 points from 6.

The first half of the game started favourably for Oxford United, thanks to Mark Sykes giving Oxford United the lead just before half-time, finishing the first half 0-1.

AFC Wimbledon started the second half with an intensified spirit, with a goal from Jack Rudoni, at 55 minutes. AFC Wimbledon looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from William Nightingale in the 78th minute to establish a 2-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a 2nd effort from Jack Rudoni at the 81 minute mark to make it 3-1.

AFC Wimbledon brought on Ethan Chislett, Ayoub Assal and Aaron Pressley for Luke McCormick, Dapo Mebude and Ollie Palmer. Oxford United brought on Nathan Holland, Herbie Kane and Sam Winnall, to replace Ryan Williams, Alex Gorrin and Mark Sykes.

There were bookings for Nesta Guinness-Walker, Ben Heneghan and Ethan Chislett from AFC Wimbledon, and Steve Seddon, for Oxford United.

AFC Wimbledon will next travel to Morecambe FC, while Oxford United will face Wycombe Wanderers at home.

Technical card:
AFC Wimbledon: Nesta Guinness-Walker, Ben Heneghan, Jack Rudoni, Luke McCormick (Ethan Chislett, min.69), Dapo Mebude (Ayoub Assal, min.69), William Nightingale and Ollie Palmer (Aaron Pressley, min.79)
Oxford United: Steve Seddon, Mark Sykes (Sam Winnall, min.72), Ryan Williams (Nathan Holland, min.66) and Alex Gorrin (Herbie Kane, min.72)
Stadium: Plough Lane
Goals: Mark Sykes (0-1, min. 45), Jack Rudoni (1-1, min. 55), William Nightingale (2-1, min. 78) and Jack Rudoni (3-1, min. 81)