AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Rochdale: Match Report

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28 March 2017

AFC Wimbledon ease past 10-man Rochdale

Three goals in five second-half minutes propelled AFC Wimbledon to a 3-1 victory over 10-man Rochdale at Kingsmeadow.

At the end of a goalless first half, Keith Keane picked up his second yellow card to leave Rochdale to battle for 45 minutes with a man less.

And AFC Wimbledon made them pay, with Sean Kelly, Lyle Taylor and Dean Parrett all netting in quick succession before Callum Camps grabbed the visitors a consolation.

Rochdale were the better side in the first half but were unable to find a way through, and Keane picked up a second yellow card after bringing down Darius Charles on the stroke of half-time.

Seven minutes after the restart AFC Wimbledon then went ahead, with Kelly heading home from a corner, before Taylor doubled the lead moments later as he pounced with a close-range finish.

And on 58 minutes Parrett thumped home a penalty after Andy Barcham was brought down by Matthew Lund.

Camps unleashed a long-range effort after 65 minutes that proved too much for James Shea, who could not keep the ball out, but it was too little too late for Rochdale.


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