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Don Valley Stadium (ATT 3,343) 17th December 2011 - Kick off 15:00

Rotherham Rotherham United vs AFC Wimbledon AFC W'don

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Last Updated: 17/12/11 6:46pm

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Wood: Scored the winning goal

Wood: Scored the winning goal

Rotherham rode their luck on Saturday to claim a 1-0 home win over AFC Wimbledon, who spurned a series of second-half chances.

Wimbledon should have led within the first minute in the League Two clash at the Don Valley Stadium when Ryan Jackson pulled the ball back from the right flank for Luke Moore, but unchallenged he spooned the ball high over the bar.

And the visitors had to wait until the 35th minute for their second effort on goal, a Lee Minshull header from Jackson's cross which was just inches wide.

In between, two great saves by Seb Brown denied the home side the lead. After 20 minutes Brown dived to his left to turn Danny Harrison's powerful shot for a corner, and he followed that four minutes later with an even better save - turning Harrison's header for another corner.

Wimbledon paid the price for some poor finishing after the break. Dale Tonge cleared Minshull's header off the line and Luke Moore and Jack Midson should both have scored with relatively easy headers.

The full cost of those misses was evident in the 78th minute when Lewis Grabban chased a long ball down the left and pulled a pass back inside for Sam Wood to fire home off the inside of a post.

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1 Burton Albion 33 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 32 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 59
4 Luton Town 32 55
5 Southend United 32 54
6 Plymouth Argyle 32 52
7 Bury 32 52
8 Newport County AFC 32 50
9 Stevenage 32 48
10 AFC Wimbledon 32 45
11 Northampton Town 32 44
12 Morecambe 32 44
13 Portsmouth 32 43
14 Exeter City 33 43
15 Accrington Stanley 32 43
16 Cambridge United 32 38
17 Oxford United 32 37
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 32 37
19 Mansfield Town 32 35
20 Tranmere Rovers 32 34
21 Carlisle United 32 33
22 York City 32 32
23 Cheltenham Town 32 31
24 Hartlepool United 32 24