Dale see off 10-man Dons

Dele Adebola and Bobby Grant struck in the first half to help

Rochdale see off 10-man AFC Wimbledon 2-1 in a heated League Two

clash.

Dale looked to be cantering to victory after Adebola’s early

header and Grant’s tidy finish put them two goals up at the break

against their struggling hosts, who lost Jack Midson to a red card

after 24 minutes.

Luke Moore pulled one back for the Dons late on but it was not

enough to complete his side’s fight back, who are now six games

without a win in all competitions.

Former Hull striker Adebola nodded in Grant’s cross after 10

minutes and the home side’s day got worse when Midson was dismissed

for violent conduct.

Grant scored his side’s second of the day as the forward coolly

placed in his effort from the edge of the area six minutes before

the break.

Substitute Ray Putterill came close for the away side just after

the break and with less than 10 minutes to go Moore pulled one back

for the Dons but it was too little too late.