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Report: Fleetwood just lose out against AFC Wimbledon

26 September 2020

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Fleetwood Town finished off the month of September with a narrow 1-0 loss to AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One at Highbury Stadium on Saturday.

Fleetwood started out the game the better side, creating multiple chances which troubled Wimbledon’s goalkeeper Connal Trueman, but it was Steve Seddon’s first-half strike that settled the tie just before the break.

The first chance of the game fell to the home side after just five minutes, Mark Duffy managed to find Callum Camps on the edge of the Wimbledon box, who tried his luck but his effort was pushed wide by Connal Trueman.

Just after the 20-minute mark, Paul Coutts whipped in a corner from the right, aiming towards the back of the box towards Sam Stubbs, who couldn’t quite guide his header goalwards.

Wimbledon had their first look in on goal in the 33rd minute as the ball was played across the edge of the Fleetwood box, all the way to Alex Woodyard, but his left-footed strike at goal was easily blocked and cleared.

The away side took the lead just before the break as Joe Pigott turns in the box, plays the ball across the goal towards Seddon, who slid the ball past Alex Cairns.

Ten minutes into the second half, substitute Barrie McKay played the ball short to Josh Morris from a corner, who found Danny Andrew on the edge of the box, whose strike clattered against the crossbar.

A couple of minutes later, Andrew whipped the ball into a crowded Wimbledon box, aiming for McKay, but his header went wide of the target.

Fleetwood came so close to levelling up the game as McKay dribbled down the left-wing, played the ball into Evans who dummied a shot to Camps, but his effort was somehow pushed wide by Trueman.

Wimbledon had an attack soon after as a through ball was played to Ryan Longman, who forced a great save out of Cairns. From the subsequent corner, Luke O’Neill found Pigott who, yet again, forced Cairns into a brilliant save.

With 15 minutes to go, Morris tried a solo run from the midfield, taking the ball up to the edge of the Wimbledon box before striking the ball just over Trueman’s bar.

Town XI: Cairns (GK), Andrew, Whelan, Duffy (Matete 66’), Evans, Camps, Morris, Coutts (C) (McKay 45’), Boyes, Stubbs, Hill.

Subs not used: Leutwiler (GK), Saunders, Garner, Holgate, Rydel.

Wimbledon XI: Trueman (GK), O’Neill, Woodyard, Thomas, Oksanen, McLoughlin, Longman (Roscrow 86’), Kalambayi, Reilly, Pigott (C), Seddon.

Subs not used: Tzanev (GK), Nightingale, Alexander, Hartigan, Chislett, Guinness-Walker.

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