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
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
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.