September 15, 2012
Dale down Dons
Dele Adebola and Bobby Grant struck in the first half to help Rochdale see off 10-man AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in a heated npower League Two clash.
Dale looked to be cantering to victory after Adebola's early header and Grant's tidy finish put them two goals up at the break against their struggling hosts, who lost Jack Midson to a red card after 24 minutes.
Luke Moore pulled one back for the Dons late on but it was not enough to complete his side's fight back, who are now six games without a win in all competitions.
Former Hull striker Adebola nodded in Grant's cross after 10 minutes and the home side's day got worse when Midson was dismissed for violent conduct.
Grant scored his side's second of the day as the forward coolly placed in his effort from the edge of the area six minutes before the break.
Substitute Ray Putterill came close for the away side just after the break and with less than 10 minutes to go Moore pulled one back for the Dons but it was too little too late.
|1 Sebastien Brown||1 Josh Lillis|
|29 Will Antwi||12 Phil Edwards|
|5 Pim Balkestein||3 Rhys Bennett|
|22 Curtis Haynes-Brown||2 Joe Rafferty|
|24 George Francomb||5 Ryan Edwards|
|7 Stacy Long||14 Kevin McIntyre|
|28 Steven Gregory||7 Jason Kennedy|
|8 Sammy Moore||11 Ashley Grimes|
|12 Christian Jolley||8 Andrew Tutte|
|10 Jack Midson||15 Dele Adebola|
|11 Luke Moore||22 Robert Grant|
|33 Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz||Benjamin Smith 31|
|3 Warren Cummings||Matthew Pearson 19|
|4 Louis Harris||Brian Barry-Murphy 6|
|23 Rashid Yussuff||Ian Craney 23|
|17 Huw Johnson||Ray Putterill 13|
|20 Frankie Merrifield||George Donnelly 9|
|9 Byron Harrison||Craig Curran 20|
|Rashid Yussuff for Stacy Long (46)||Ray Putterill for Ashley Grimes (40)|
|Byron Harrison for Christian Jolley (57)||Ian Craney for Andrew Tutte (67)|
|Louis Harris for Curtis Haynes-Brown (83)||George Donnelly for Dele Adebola (79)|
|Curtis Haynes-Brown (78)||Andrew Tutte (64)|
|Luke Moore (89)||Ashley Grimes (35)|
|Jack Midson (24)|
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