Peter Murphy’s decisive goal was worth the entrance fee alone for the 117 Stanley fans who made the long trip to Kingsmeadow.
Early goalscorer Padraig Amond admitted he was shouting for the defender to leave Luke Joyce’s ball to him when it came to Murphy on the edge of the area with 12 minutes left.
But Amond admitted to his amazement, Murphy chested the ball down, turned and rifled it into the net for the Reds’ fifth league win of their nine games played.
There must have been something in the water as both Murphy and Amond had roomed together the night before and both were the goal heroes.
"It was a great goal by Peter although I had shouted at him to leave it, as I was just behind him," said Amond, who took his tally to five for the season with his 25th-minute opener.
"But Peter took his goal well – although I don’t know how he has done it and he will never do that again!
"For some reason Craig Lindfield said both me and Peter Murphy would score but I have no idea why he thought that and why it happened.
"Peter keeps telling me that he is going to score more goals than me, but it won’t happen."
Murphy has now got three goals for the season but none will be better than that one, which effectively sealed another vital three points for the Reds on their travels.
Stanley had come under pressure from the Dons who, following long-serving manager Terry Brown’s dismissal last month, were looking to make it two wins on the bounce as they seek to move away from a relegation battle.
The home side had the early possession with Craig Lindfield having to make a vital clearance in the opening seconds but the Dons couldn’t really test Ian Dunbavin, although Christian Jolley was their main threat on the left.
Then, in Stanley’s first real chance, they were clinical – something which has happened a lot this season with Amond on fire at the moment.
Will Hatfield’s long-range effort crashed against a defender and the ball landed nicely for Amond, who chipped it over the keeper and it evaded a defender on the line to put Stanley ahead.
"I am so much happier this season," said a buoyant Amond. "Last year, I got eight goals but I was unsettled, I was on loan and things were happening in Portugal which affected me.
"But now everything in my life is good, I am happy, I am playing for the gaffer again who is the best manager I have worked under and I just love playing for him.
"It’s going well and long may it continue."
There was a worry when Dons striker Byrom Harrison had the ball in the net but it was ruled off-side, while Amond could have had a second before the break as keeper Seb Brown saw his long-range effort late – but the Dons managed to clear.
The Reds weren’t quite playing to their best but still offered the greater threat in front of goal with Hatfield sliding in to a chance while Amond tried a clever backheel which didn’t quite come off.
Jolley should have equalised with a header from four yards out but amazingly he fired over and they were made to pay when Murphy showed him how to finish.
It looked like the Reds would go home with what seemed a comfortable 2-0 win until injury-time when a mix-up in the Stanley defence allowed Sammy Moore to poke the ball home.
And it was hearts-in-mouths time when the home crowd screamed for a penalty in a goalmouth scamble with virtually the last kick of the game but thankfully nothing was given.
"The performance didn’t reflect the result as much as we would have liked but we were pleased with the three points," said assistant manager Leam Richardson.
"We have been clinical – Podge is a clever player and a goalscorer and long may it continue and Peter Murphy has scored a cracking goal – he has been playing really well and he deserved that goal.
"We knew Wimbledon would come at us so we knew we had to match anything they threw at us and then have that bit of quality to go on and win the game, which we had.
"Winning becomes a habit and if we continue to do the right things, we will always offer a good game and we are a threat to most teams.
"But it is still early in the season and we don’t look at the table. It’s like looking at a coupon at half-time, it doesn’t mean anything yet."