Chesterfield 2-0 AFC Wimbledon- Match Report
Report of match 9th February 2013
Chesterfield 2-0 AFC Wimbledon- Match Report.
Misery goes on for Dons
Chesterfield stayed in touch with the play-off chasing pack with a 2-0 victory at the Proact Stadium that leaves AFC Wimbledon at the bottom of the Football League.
The game finally came alive after the interval when Armand Gnanduillet scored his first goal in English football before Jack Lester made the game safe in the 83rd minute.
Chesterfield had suffered an early setback when striker Marc Richards had to go off in the 20th minute with a hamstring injury and despite dominating possession, the home side created little in a shapeless first half until Sam Hird dragged a shot wide from the edge of the box.
Both sides made changes at half time and Chesterfield substitute Gnanduillet struck in the 59th minute when he sidefooted Danny Whitaker's ball in from the left past Neil Sullivan.
The veteran goalkeeper kept his side in the match with a superb save in the 76th minute when he flew to his right to tip away a 20-yard drive from Drew Talbot but he was beaten again seven minutes from time.
Wimbledon were caught pushing forward and Gnanduillet broke away to put Lester in on the right and the striker beat Sullivan with a low shot across the keeper.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 9th February 2013 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Whittington Moor|
|2 - 0||AFC Wimbledon
|10||Danny Whitaker (Brindley 89)|
|23||Mark Randall (Gnanduillet 45)|
|9||Marc Richards (Lester 20)|
|14||Jack Lester (Richards 20)|
|17||Richard Brindley (Whitaker 89)|
|21||Armand Gnanduillet (Randall 45)|
|27||Peter Sweeney (Moore 78)|
|7||Stacy Long (McCallum 68)|
|10||Jack Midson (Ajala 45)|
|8||Sammy Moore (Sweeney 78)|
|38||Toby Ajala (Midson 45)|
|37||Paul McCallum (Long 68)|
|Chesterfield cards shown|
|33 mins||Jack Lester||Unsporting behaviour|
|71 mins||James O'Shea||Unsporting behaviour|
|AFC Wimbledon cards shown|
|36 mins||Jim Fenlon||Unsporting behaviour|
|55 mins||Peter Sweeney||Unsporting behaviour|
|76 mins||Toby Ajala||Unsporting behaviour|