Crawley Town 1-2 AFC Wimbledon- Match Report

Dons end long wait for away triumphSecond-half goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Andy Barcham saw AFC Wimbledon come from behind to claim a 2-1 victory at Crawley for their first away win since Boxing Day.Gwion Edwards scored for the second league game running to put Crawley ahead, but a much improved second-half display gave the Dons maximum points.The hosts started brightly and Wimbledon keeper James Shea showed alertness early on by saving a Matt Harrold header following a cross by Jimmy Smith.The Dons threatened when winger Barcham broke dangerously into the area only for the ball to be hurriedly cleared before Shea smartly saved a goal-bound header by Roarie Deacon at the other end.Crawley broke the deadlock 10 minutes before the interval when Edwards, who scored in his side's 1-1 opening-day draw at Oxford, rose to head home a cross from Luke Rooney at the far post.Wimbledon had a penalty appeal turned down when Akinfenwa went over in the area before Barcham drove narrowly over the bar.Neal Ardley's side equalised, however, six minutes after the break through Akinfenwa, who headed a Barcham cross in at the far post.Crawley keeper Freddie Woodman kept his team on terms by superbly tipping over a fierce 20-yard strike from Barcham.But Barcham struck to give the Dons victory 13 minutes from time with a close-range header after a shot by George Francomb was blocked

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