MK Dons 2-1 AFC Wimbledon: Sam Nombe and Rhys Healey strike in MK win
MK Dons vs AFC W’don
Sky Bet League One
12:00pm Saturday 7th September
MK Dons held on to beat rivals AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.
Substitute Marcus Forss got AFC Wimbledon straight back after 83 minutes to the game, but it wasn’t enough and that they remain in the relegation zone this season.
There was a attendee at Stadium MK since Dele Alli – left from their most recent England squad due to an injury that has limited his start – took advantage of a Saturday away to watch his side. And he would have been thrilled to observe the is opened by the other MK academy graduate.
Nombe, just 20, was given his first league begin by Paul Tisdale after three objectives in cup competitions this year, including two in Stevenage at the Leasing.com Trophy in midweek, and he even showed his possible after 10 minutes, latching on a nice chunk from Healey before holding off his marker and slotting house, via a ricochet off both posts.
AFC Wimbledon had goalkeeper Joe McDonnell involving the sticks, and he had been beaten after 26 minutes. This time it had been because he made space for himself on the edge of the box before driving a low shot Healey who took centre stage.
Wally Downes responded using a double switch at half-time, throwing on Michael Folivi and Max Sanders, however, it took till 61 minutes to allow them to carve out a true opportunity. Lee Nicholls kept out nicely his acrobatic effort, although luke O’Neill’s free-kick found its way at the stick to Paul Kalambayi. AFC Wimbledon pushed forward quickly as an undercover Kwesi Appiah was saw by the ball six yards out, but he blazed over.
Downes’ third change did catch them back into the match. Forss scored his first goal for the club since arriving on loan rising in the far post to head in, but it was not sufficient to trigger a rally.
A fine performance from the MK Dons frontman. He provided a superb aid for the opener of Nombe and then took his own purpose which had been his third of the year.
Both sides come in Sky Bet League One act in 3pm Saturday. AFC Wimbledon sponsor Shrewsbury along with MK Dons head to Blackpool.