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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 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39