Dons inflict new low on Pompey

Andy Barcham attempts to break free from the Wimbledon defence Picture: Joe Pepler
Andy Barcham attempts to break free from the Wimbledon defence Picture: Joe Pepler
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Pompey’s season hit a new low today after they were smashed 4-0 at AFC Wimbledon.

A double from Andy Frampton, a 25-yarder from Sammy Moore and a stoppage-time effort from Michael Smith saw the Blues well beaten at Kingsmeadow.

Guy Whittingham’s side were poor throughout and got what they deserved as the Dons ripped them apart.

Andy Barcham saw a left-footed drive hit the post, but there was precious little else for the 802 away fans to get excited about.

The defeat at York was the previous low for Pompey, but this result leaves even that day in the shade.

It proved an even start, with the game being played at a high tempo.

But it took 11 minutes for a chance to be created, as Danny East’s corner was ricocheted into Ross Worner’s arms by Patrick Agyemang.

The home side should have taken the lead after 21 minutes after Kaid Mohamed was hauled down by Trevor Carson.

Referee Rob Lewis chose to issue a yellow card instead of a red, though, allowing Carson to deny Harry Pell with a save low to his left.

Pompey were forced into a change after 30 minutes when Agyemang limped off to be replaced by Ryan Bird.

The home side took the lead after 33 minutes when Bondz N’Gala sliced a clearance out for a corner.

The ball was worked to Callum Kennedy, who found Mohamed at the back post.

His prod goalwards was parried by Carson, but Frampton stabbed the ball home.

Wimbledon again had the ball in the net just before half-time when Alan Bennett smashed a loose ball home, but ref Lewis penalised Frampton for a push on Carson.

The second half followed the pattern of the first, with Pompey huffing and puffing but lacking quality.

Sonny Bradley did well to deny Smith a tap-in when he put a Kennedy cross behind for a corner in the 59th minute.

Barcham then had a curler from the edge of the box fly narrowly over.

The winger went agonisingly close to levelling in the 65th minute, when Worner parried his low, angled drive and it trickled on to the post and away to safety.

But it got worse for Pompey five minutes later, when Frampton put the game out of their reach with a bullet-like header from a fine Kennedy corner.

The home side added a third eight minutes from time when Moore smashed in a pearler from 25 yards.

And the nightmare day was compounded when the home side added a fourth in stoppage time.

Smith latched on to a long ball forward and dispatched a right-footed effort past Carson.