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Previous Meeting: AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Walsall

21 August 2018

Ahead of tonight's match at AFC Wimbledon, Joshua Bunting takes a look at the Saddlers' most recent visit to Kingsmeadow last November...

Erhun Oztumer opened the scoring for the Saddlers with his ninth goal of the season on 15 minutes, firing into the top corner from 25 yards after pouncing on Dons goalkeeper George Long's miscued clearance.

The Saddlers doubled their advantage shortly after the half-hour mark when Bakayoko slid in to divert Zeli Ismail's low cross in off the far post.

Wimbledon, who started the game as League One's joint-lowest scorers at home, pulled a goal back before the break when leading scorer Lyle Taylor fired home after unselfish play by Cody McDonald.

McDonald almost levelled in the 44th minute but could only head at Saddlers goalkeeper Liam Roberts from Deji Oshilaja's looped cross.

The hosts dominated the second half but were unable to find an equaliser.

Walsall left-back Luke Leahy almost knocked Andy Barcham's cross into his own net before Taylor's curling effort from the edge of the box flew inches over the bar.


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