AFC Wimbledon secure first win over Oxford
AFC Wimbledon recorded their first-ever win over Oxford with a 3-1 victory at the Kassam Stadium to extend their unbeaten run to five Sky Bet League One matches.
The Dons had failed to win in 12 previous attempts against their bogey team, but a stunning first half saw them three goals up at the break.
Tom Elliott headed the visitors in front from close range at a 20th-minute corner after Darius Charles nodded the ball back from the far post.
Liam Sercombe went close to levelling soon after when he shot just wide after a sharp turn.
But Charles scored a spectacular second goal in the 42nd minute, curling the ball into the top corner from 20 yards as Oxford’s players protested about what looked like a dangerous tackle on Wes Thomas by Dean Parrett.
Oxford’s players were still rattled by that controversial decision when Andy Barcham ran through the middle in first-half stoppage-time and slotted home Jake Reeves’ pass under goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.
The hosts pulled a goal back four minutes into the second half when Charles turned Chris Maguire’s cross into his own net.
Barry Fuller headed Phil Edwards’ effort off the line as the home side tried to come back. But they lost Joe Skarz to a shoulder injury, and their second-half fightback petered out.