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Report: Wycombe 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

Read the report from Adams Park.

22 December 2018

Wycombe missed the chance to make it seven consecutive home league wins as they lost 2-1 to bottom of the table Wimbledon at Adams Park on Saturday.

The Dons took the lead inside the opening half an hour through Kwesi Appiah who latched onto James Hanson’s flicked header and doubled the advantage in the final minute of the 90 when Jake Jervis volleyed home after soaking up a lot of pressure from the hosts.

Fred Onyedinma pulled one back deep into stoppage time but it wasn’t enough for the Chairboys to continue their impressive run of form.

Gareth Ainsworth made just one change after Wycombe’s 2-2 draw at Gillingham last weekend with Randell Williams replacing Bryn Morris.

Wimbledon made three changes to the side who lost 2-0 last time out against Charlton Athletic with Joe McDonnell, Tom Soares and Mitchell Pinnock making way for Tom King, Appiah and Hanson.

Coming into the game, Wycombe were unbeaten in their last six league games and Wimbledon had won just once in their last 12.

It was the visitors, however, who forced an early scare as Appiah smashed home from a Hanson knock down but for the referee to penalise Hanson for a foul in the process.

They soon came close again as Andy Barcham’s cross founds its way to the feet of Anthony Hartigan on the edge of the area but his attempt on goal sailed over the bar.

It wasn’t long before the Chairboys created a chance of their own. Jason McCarthy played the ball over towards the back-post. Williams headed the ball back across under pressure but Nathan Tyson couldn’t quite steer the ball in with his head from six yards.

Ten minutes later Wimbledon earned themselves a surprising lead. Hartigan’s inswinging corner found the head of Hanson at the near-post who’s flicked header teed the ball up perfectly for Appiah to smash home.

With their impressive home record at risk, Wycombe were unfortunate not to equalise before half-time.

The home side felt they should have had a penalty when Onyedinma did well to keep the ball in-play and then nipped in ahead of Tennai Watson before going down but referee, John Busby, remained motionless.

Tyson then scuppered another big chance to draw level moments before the interval when Joe Jacobsen’s corner found its way to the forward but his strike couldn’t find the target.

Wycombe dominated the second-half but continued to rue missed opportunities. Alex Samuel showed great pace to break through the defence but his effort was saved by King.

King then saved again minutes later from William’s audacious attempt at a volley before Sido Jombati saw a low effort cleared off the line by Will Nightingale.

Wycombe continued to threaten a dogged Wimbledon defence but right on 90th minutes, the Dons doubled their lead with a quick counter as Tyler Garrett’s cross was met at the near-post by Jervis who volleyed into the top corner.

The hosts pulled one back deep into stoppage time when Tyson’s low cross allowed Onyedinma to tap home but it was too little too late as Wimbledon ran out 2-1 winners.

The result sees no movement from either side in the table as the Chairboys now look to get back to winning ways when they head to Burton Albion on Boxing Day while Wimbledon host Plymouth in a bottom of the table clash.

Attendance: 5,814
50/50 Result: £1 Draw (£717.50) - 18101 £2 Draw (£126) - 25361

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