Wimbledon v Barnet preview
Ajax moved three points clear at the top of the Eredivisie table
with a 4-1 win over NEC Nijmegen at the Amsterdam Arena.
Viktor Fischer scored in each half to pave the way for a win
that increased the gap on PSV Eindhoven after they could only draw
2-2 at relegation-threatened Roda JC.
Fischer opened the scoring on 21 minutes before a Rens Van
Eijden own goal gave Ajax full control. Fischer’s second on 77
minutes was quickly nullified by a Nick Van der Velden goal but
substitute Ryan Babel scored nine minutes from the end to ensure a
Ajax’s success was made even more important when PSV Eindhoven
conceded an 87th-minute Sanharib Malki equaliser at Roda JC.
Roda led through Frank Demouge on 14 minutes but PSV fired ahead
before half-time thanks to an Ola Toivonen double. But Roda, who
remain inside the relegation play-off places, snatched a point
PSV’s slip allowed Vitesse Arnhem to draw level in second place
as they extended their winning run to six games with a 2-1 win over
Wilfried Bony and Mike Havenaar fired them 2-0 by the break with
Zwolle’s sole reply coming via Arsenio Valpoort with 12 minutes
RKC Waalwijk thumped ADO Den Haag 4-0 to edge away from the
Mart Lieder got the ball rolling on 10 minutes before a Vito
Wormgoor own goal and Robert Braber’s goal just before half-time
all but settled the match. Henrico Drost completed the rout on 88
AZ Alkmaar grabbed a much-needed win 2-1 at Heracles Almelo
despite playing with 10 men for almost an hour.
Markus Henriksen’s 22nd-minute opener was followed by a Mike te
Wierik own goal two minutes later to give AZ a 2-0 lead.
Thomas Lam saw red on the hour but Heracles were only able to
pull a single goal back when Te Wierik made up for his earlier
blunder with a 43rd-minute goal.
Sammy Moore could return to the Dons squad after he missed
Friday’s 1-0 defeat at Rotherham through illness but the hosts are
hopeful he will be fit.
However, fellow midfielder Peter Sweeney will miss out again as
he recovers from a broken metatarsal.
Full-back Jim Fenlon remains sidelined by a back problem but
boss Neal Ardley has no new injury worries following Friday’s
Wingers Kevin Sainte-Luce and Jesse Darko could be in the
starting line-up if Ardley freshens things up, having both come on
as substitutes against the Millers.
Defender Curtis Osano has shaken off his recent calf injury and
midfielder Huw Johnson is fit after a groin problem.
The visitors will be without Kyle De Silva and Barry Fuller
On-loan Crystal Palace striker De Silva was sent off two minutes
from the end of Friday’s goalless draw against Dagenham, while
defender Fuller was shown a red card after the final whistle.
Winger Keanu Marsh-Brown could be added to the squad having
joined as a free agent last week after leaving Yeovil.
Veteran goalkeeper Michel Kuipers, who also signed on Thursday,
should be on the bench with Sam Cowler and Liam O’Brien out
Steve Kabba remains sidelined by a knee problem and fellow
striker Ricky Holmes is out for the rest of the season due to a