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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Kwesi Appiah (57')
  • Andy Barcham (59')

AFC Wimbledon claim first win of season against Doncaster

AFC Wimbledon scored twice in two second-half minutes to beat Doncaster Rovers 2-0 and claim their first victory of the season.
Following an uneventful first half, summer signing Kwesi Appiah coolly opened the scoring from 12 yards after brilliantly turning Rovers defender Andy Butler on the edge of the box after 58 minutes.
In the first meeting between the two clubs, striker Andy Barcham doubled the hosts' advantage on the hour as his low shot from 18 yards cannoned in off the post.
Only the crossbar denied Callum Kennedy from adding a third for Dons six minutes from time following his curling free-kick.
Home striker Lyle Taylor had the best chance in an uneventful first half with an effort that was deflected away from goal.
Only George Long's fine save prevented Danny Andrew's dipping 25-yard free-kick from putting the visitors ahead within three minutes of the restart, before Appiah and Barcham found the net.
Rovers, who were unbeaten this season in all competitions prior to kick-off, came closest to pulling a goal back through substitute Liam Mandeville's speculative effort from 18 yards after 66 minutes but the hosts kept their clean sheet in tact.

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English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 13 +12 30
2 Peterborough United 13 +11 27
3 Barnsley 12 +17 25
4 Doncaster Rovers 13 +5 24
5 Sunderland 12 +11 23
6 Accrington Stanley 13 +4 23
7 Walsall 12 +3 22
8 Fleetwood Town 13 +9 20
9 Southend United 13 +1 20
10 Luton Town 13 +1 19
11 Charlton Athletic 12 +1 18
12 Coventry City 13 -2 18
13 Scunthorpe United 13 -6 17
14 Blackpool 11 +3 16
15 Burton Albion 12 -2 14
16 Rochdale 13 -9 13
17 Shrewsbury Town 13 -2 12
18 Wycombe Wanderers 13 -5 12
19 Gillingham 12 -7 11
20 AFC Wimbledon 13 -8 11
21 Bristol Rovers 13 -4 10
22 Bradford City 13 -10 10
23 Oxford United 13 -10 9
24 Plymouth Argyle 13 -13 7

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