League Two Review – 6/8/11

The Dons went down 2-3 at home to Bristol Rovers on our return to League football. Victims of their own carelessness, Wimbledon were 0-2 down on twenty minutes after errors gave McGleish and Harrold (spit) a goal apiece. The Dons first goal back in the League came courtesy of a Jamie Stuart header on 39 minutes, with Wimbledon finding an equalizer with twenty minutes left, Charlie Ademeno putting away Lee Mishulls flick.

Wimbledon were probably worth a point based on their enterprising recovery, but it wasn’t to be, Bret Johnson of all people guilty of handling in the box with five minutes to go, the penalty put away by Adam Virgo. Much like last weeks 2-3 defeat at Crawley there was plenty of positives for the Dons to look back on, if we can eradicate the kamikaze defending we won’t have too many problems in this division, but it goes without saying you can’t expect to take points from any football match you contrive to hand (excuse the pun) your opponents three goals on a plate…

Elsewhere in the division, Swindon went top after a 3-0 victory over Crewe. I can equally see the Paulo Di Canio experiment ending with either a runaway championship or stuttering sixteenth place, but it looks more likely to be the former after todays display.

Outside of Swindon, the day was very much one of single goal victories, meaning our visitors today currently sit in second place by way of goals scored. Title favourites Crawley were held 2-2 at Port Vale, a result that probably won’t draw too much sympathy from Dons fans.

While the Dons have a free week before our trip to Dagenham, the rest of the division will be in Carling Cup action in midweek.

Full match report tomorrow…

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