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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.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 26 +38 57
2 Shrewsbury Town 26 +16 54
3 Blackburn Rovers 26 +24 52
4 Scunthorpe United 27 +15 50
5 Bradford City 27 +7 48
6 Charlton Athletic 27 +2 43
7 Portsmouth 27 +3 42
8 Rotherham United 27 +9 41
9 Peterborough United 27 +6 40
10 Oxford United 28 +2 38
11 Fleetwood Town 27 -3 36
12 Doncaster Rovers 27 +1 35
13 Plymouth Argyle 28 -5 35
14 Gillingham 27 -1 34
15 Walsall 26 -2 33
16 Blackpool 28 -4 33
17 Bristol Rovers 27 -7 33
18 Southend United 28 -15 31
19 Milton Keynes Dons 27 -10 30
20 Oldham Athletic 28 -10 29
21 Northampton Town 28 -23 29
22 AFC Wimbledon 26 -9 28
23 Rochdale 26 -11 22
24 Bury 27 -23 17

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