Morecambe FC 3 – AFC Wimbledon 4- Visitors at Globe Arena secure victory

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AFC Wimbledon’s 4-3 win over Morecambe FC on Saturday, was hard fought at Globe Arena. Both Morecambe FC and AFC Wimbledon arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Morecambe FC had been hopeful of continuing their run, following a 1-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday. AFC Wimbledon, on the other hand, were coming from a 3-1 win against Oxford United. As it stands, Morecambe FC are in 18th place on the table and has 7 points while AFC Wimbledon sit in 4th with 12 points after 7 matches.

AFC Wimbledon started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to an early goal from Anthony Hartigan in the 5th minute, ending the first half 0-1.

Morecambe FC started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early goal from Cole Stockton in the 49th minute. The momentum was now with Morecambe FC, who then scored again through a goal from Shane McLoughlin at the 54 minute mark to establish a 2-1. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Ethan Chislett managed to equalize and take the sides off at the 61 minute mark at 2-2. However, each side looked hungry to win and Morecambe FC then found the back of the net, 65 minutes in thanks to Cole Stockton, taking the score to 3-2. However, their lead didn’t last for long, William Nightingale producing an equaliser, 72 minutes in, bringing AFC Wimbledon level. However they weren’t finished yet and Ayoub Assal made it 4-3 just before the final whistle with a final score of 4-3.

For Morecambe FC, Callum Jones and Alfie John McCalmont, came on for Liam Gibson and Aaron Wildig. AFC Wimbledon brought on Nesta Guinness-Walker, George Marsh and Aaron Pressley, to replace Dapo Mebude, Ethan Chislett and Ollie Palmer.

There were bookings for Greg Leigh and Ryan Delaney from Morecambe FC, and Dapo Mebude, Henry Lawrence, Ethan Chislett and Ayoub Assal, for AFC Wimbledon.

Morecambe FC will next play Doncaster Rovers away, with AFC Wimbledon facing Plymouth Argyle at home.

Technical card:
Morecambe FC: Liam Gibson (Callum Jones, min.46), Cole Stockton, Shane McLoughlin, Greg Leigh, Aaron Wildig (Alfie John McCalmont, min.76) and Ryan Delaney
AFC Wimbledon: Anthony Hartigan, Dapo Mebude (Nesta Guinness-Walker, min.76), Henry Lawrence, Ethan Chislett (George Marsh, min.82), William Nightingale, Ollie Palmer (Aaron Pressley, min.82) and Ayoub Assal
Stadium: Globe Arena
Goals: Anthony Hartigan (0-1, min. 5), Cole Stockton (1-1, min. 49), Shane McLoughlin (2-1, min. 54), Ethan Chislett (2-2, min. 61), Cole Stockton (3-2, min. 65), William Nightingale (3-3, min. 72) and Ayoub Assal (3-4, min. 90)
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