Hitch­cock’s hit leaves Dons back in the mix

BRIS­TOL ROVERS..1 AFC WIM­BLE­DON ..0

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Richard Latham

mism, de­spite tak­ing the field to a stand­ing ova­tion from sup­port­ers.

“Three of our last four games are away from home where it is tougher to pick up points so no one is get­ting car­ried away,” he said.

“My play­ers are look­ing at the league ta­ble and feel­ing de­light at hav­ing se­cured 58 points. They are not talk­ing about the play­offs.

“We were un­der no il­lu­sions that this would be a tough game and I’m pleased to have won it. Wim­ble­don have a de­cent away record and were al­ways go­ing to be dif­fi­cult op­po­nents.”

Hitch­cock’s goal, his first in League foot­ball, set­tled a dire game of few chances.

Fabian Brogham­mer hit a post for Rovers with an an­gled shot on 36 min­utes, but it was one of few mo­ments of ex­cite­ment in the first half.

Ryan Brunt had a 25-yard shot de­flected just over for the home side, while Gary Alexan­der’s close range vol­ley for Wim­ble­don was blocked by a de­fender and Sammy Moore fired wide from dis­tance for the vis­i­tors

The sec­ond-half in­tro­duc­tion on Hitch­cock for Ryan Brunt on 65 min­utes gave Rovers more of an edge.

Be­fore his goal he stung the hands of Dons keeper John Sul­li­van and in the clos­ing mo­ments he went close from Brogham­mer’s cross.

STAND­ING TALL: Rovers’ Mark McChrys­tal

MARK McCRYS­TAL

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