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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12