AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Rochdale: Dons survive scare to win first game of the season
Last Updated: 05/10/19 6:02pm
AFC Wimbledon sealed their first win of the season, but were given a scare by Rochdale in a 3-2 Sky Bet League One win.
All the hosts' goals came in the first half as the Dons won for the first time in 12 attempts.
They made the perfect start as they took the lead with two minutes on the clock, Marcus Forss lashing home a fine volley.
A second arrived after 16 minutes when Scott Wagstaff's precise centre picked out Paul Osew who tapped in his first goal for the club.
It got even better just before the half-hour mark when the hosts made it 3-0, Mitchell Pinnock getting the goal with a fine strike into the bottom corner.
Dale offered up little going forward in the first half but were offered a crumb of hope midway through the second.
Veteran forward Ian Henderson notched his fifth of the season, before doubling his tally with a close-range header in stoppage time, but it was too little, too late for a comeback.