MATCHDAY: AFC Wimbledon 0 Bury 1
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- AFC Wimbledon 0
- Bury 1 (Mayor 90+4)
AFC Wimbledon 0 Bury 1
90+4 – GOAL – Danny Mayor storms through the Bury defence and slots coolly past Dons keeper Ross Worner.
90 - YELLOW - Platt
85 – Akpa Akpro gets through again but overcooks the ball and it is gathered by the Dons stopper.
83 - Akpa Akpro blasts over from 10 yards after Platt had laid the ball back to him.
84 - The Bury striker gets in behind the Dons defence but he plants his shot against the crossbar.
81 - Carroll sidefoots the loose ball inside the Dons box but his weak effort is blocked.
78 - Hylton shoots just wide on the turn from 25 yards. Jensen was beaten.
76 - Hylton gets his head on a deep cross at the far post but loops his effort into te hands of Jensen.
74 – SUB – Sedgwick on for Tutte
73 – SUB – Midson on for Wyke.
71 - Wyke heads over under pressure from Jensen and requires treatment to a head injury.
69 – Akpa Akpro nips inside and fires one down the throat of the Dons keeper from 25 yards. First Bury shot on target of the match.
63 - SUB - Akpa Akpro on for Nardiello
64 – SUB - Sainte-Luce on for Francomb.
46 – SUB - Pell on for Fenlon
50 – Jensen blocks a Danny Hylton effort at his near post.
54 – SUB – Platt on for Forrester.
57 – Hylton heads a Francomb cross wide.
58 – YELLOW – Collins
59 – Jensen tips a low shot from Hylton behind for a corner.
60 – Bobbling Pell shot gathered by Jensen.
AFC Wimbledon 0 Bury 0
Two added minutes.
41 - YELLOW - Hylton and Veseli.
38 - Wyke heads goalwards but Jensen stops it low at his feet before the referee blows for a free-kick.
36 - Nardiello jinks his way to the byline and flashes the ball across the goal, but the ball was deflected behind for a corner.
34 - YELLOW - Tutte
31 - Moore runs at the heart of the Bury defence but looses his footing and shoots embarrassingly high. Three points.
26 - Darren Jones fires high and wide but gets good backing from the home fans. Wimbledon are on top here, dominating possession on a bobbly pitch, but no clear chances as yet for either side.
Free-kick given against new boy Jake Carroll after Tutte swung a deep ball to the far post from the corner.
Corner for Bury
14 - Wimbledon move the ball to Moore on the edge of the box, but his side-footed effort is easy for Jensen.
15 - Danny Mayor places a shot just over the bar from 25 yards.
13 - YELLOW - Sammy Moore.
1 - Former Bury loanee Danny Hylton forces Brian Jensen into a diving save with an early header.
Bury get the match under way...
Teams are on the pitch, cheered on by around 150 Bury fans...
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RT @CraigNelsonBT: Ipswich defender Frederic Veseli keen to extend Bury loan stay (From Bury Times) http://t.co/OYXMMrVDps— @Gregberry1_ 20 February 2014
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As expected, loan signing Jake Carroll makes his debut in the left wing-back role, with striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro making way for him.
Daniel Nardiello replaces Akpa Akpro in attack after playing behind the front two at Accrington on Tuesday, while Danny Mayor moves over from the left to fill in as the attacking midfielder.
Akpa Akpro drops down to the bench, while youth striker Navid Nasseri has been promoted to substitute, meaning Tom Soares loses his place in the matchday squad.
The other sub from Tuesday night to miss out is Tope Obadeyi, who has been loaned to Plymouth.
WIMBLEDON: Worner; Fuller, Bennett, Darren Jones; Francomb, Collins, Morris, Sammy Moore, Fenlon; Wyke, Hylton.
Subs: Arthur, Brown, Luke Moore, Midson, Sheringham, Sainte-Luce, Pell.
BURY: Jensen; Veseli, Mills, McNulty; Jones, Miller, Tutte, Carroll; Mayor; Nardiello, Forrester.
Subs: Charles-Cook, Hinds, Procter, Akpa Akpro, Platt, Sedgwick, Nasseri.
Referee: Keith Hill (Hertfordshire).
Still waiting for the teams here at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, but one piece of news coming to us is that youth team striker Navid Nasseri has earned a place on the bench.
Manager David Flitcroft says he has performed well in training.
The hosts go into today's match on the back of three successive defeats - against Portsmouth, Oxford and Rochdale - and have just three wins to their name in the last 15 matches.
Manager Neal Ardley moved this week to stop the rot, signing two midfielders - former Tottenham Hotspur trainee Jake Nicholson and Scunthorpe United captain Michael Collins.
However, former Shakers favourite Peter Sweeney has failed to recover from a foot injury sufficiently to force his way back into the team, while defender Will Antwi is a doubt with a hamstring strain.
Ardley believes recent results have not reflected their performances, but admits Bury, who have lost once in their last eight matches, will pose another tough test.
He said: "There's no easy games, and it's no comfort that we deserved something from two of the last three games we've lost.
"Bury are a tough side. They play a lot more football now under David Flitcroft, he's got them playing some really good stuff, but we're desperate to put on a good performance for our home fans, we haven't done that for a while.
"We're in a spell where we have some really tough games coming up, but I'm confident with this group of lads we will achieve more than we need to.
"We need to make sure we finish as high up the league as we can and with as strong a finish as we can, and hopefully, if we can iron out the inconsistencies, then we might have a chance next year."
The Dons go into today's game in 15th place in the League Two table, five points and six places better off than Bury.
New signing Jake Carroll , who joined this week on a month's loan from Huddersfield Town, is expected to make his debut as a left wing-back.
That could free up winger Danny Mayor to push forward into the attacking midfield role vacated by Ashley Grimes, who will be missing for at least three weeks with a hamstring injury.
If Mayor is picked in that role then striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro could be the one to make way, with Daniel Nardiello, who filled in behind the front two in Tuesday night's 0-0 draw at Accrington, moving further forward to partner Anton Forrester in attack.
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