2017/18 English FA Cup, Round 1
  • Lyle Taylor (7')

No FA Cup heroics from Lincoln this year as Lyle Taylor sends Wimbledon through

Lyle Taylor's strike was enough to send AFC Wimbledon through to the second round of the FA Cup as they edged past Lincoln 1-0.
The striker put his side ahead in the seventh minute after capitalising on some poor defending, and the Dons survived a second-half onslaught from last season's FA Cup surprise package.
The Imps, who reached the quarter-finals as a non-league club last time, could not convert a number of good second-half chances.
Wimbledon took the lead early on after Taylor latched on to a loose backpass from Rob Dickie to slot home his fifth goal of the season.
Lincoln were very much improved in the second half and began to threaten Wimbledon's well-organised defence, looking particularly dangerous from corners with Luke Waterfall almost nipping in.
The visitors had a golden chance to equalise in the 51st minute but Billy Knott failed to capitalise on a heavy touch by George Long in the Wimbledon goal.
Matt Rhead played in Nathan Arnold during the closing minutes but Long dived in to deny him as the Dons held out.

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