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The Fans' Stadium Kingsmeadow (ATT 4,349) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Rushton

AFC W'don AFC Wimbledon vs York City York City

AFC W'don 3

M Mitchel-King (21)
B Dickenson (60)
H Pell (79)

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York City 2

C Smith (29, 72)

Dons edge five-goal thriller

Last Updated: 09/03/13 6:35pm

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Harry Pell: Scored the winner

Harry Pell: Scored the winner

Harry Pell netted the winner as AFC Wimbledon climbed off the bottom of League Two with a thrilling 3-2 victory over York.

The 21-year-old midfielder struck home from the edge of the box 11 minutes from time to lift the Dons from 24th to 21st and ensure Nigel Worthington's reign as York manager got off to a losing start.

Chris Smith had earlier twice clawed York back, equalising shortly after Mat Mitchel-King's strike in the 21st minute and Brennan Dickenson's on the hour, but it was not to be for the Minstermen.

Dons captain Mitchel-King gave the hosts an early lead with a well-placed half-volley that sailed into the top corner of Michael Ingham's net but Smith headed an equaliser eight minutes later.

Dickenson reinstated the Dons lead by taking the ball around Ingham and passing it into the middle of an empty net following a Jack Midson flick on.

Smith levelled the scores again by bundling in a free-kick from Pat McLaughlin's free-kick that beat everyone before reaching him at the far post but then came Pell's strike off a post.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37