AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Blackpool, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



Blackpool 3-5-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: 4,593 (540) )
1 min

AFC Wimbledon played out a goalless draw with Blackpool in an encounter full of endeavour but lacking a cutting edge at Kingsmeadow.

The Dons started the game brightly, earning a succession of corners with the best seeing Kwesi Appiah head just wide.

However, Blackpool grew into the game with Nathan Delfouneso forcing Dons keeper Joe Day into a fine save with the rebound eventually cleared.

And although Delfouneso and Appiah both had further half-chances, the opening 45 minutes lacked any real attacking threat.

Blackpool dominated after the interval with Gary Madine flicking the ball into the path of Taylor Moore only for the defender to side-foot over the bar.

Terell Thomas was then forced to clear an effort off the line before Delfouneso inexplicably decided to take a touch with the goal at his mercy, allowing Wimbledon to recover. 

But despite the Dons being on the rack for most of the second-half they could have snatched victory – Adam Roscrow and McLoughlin both denied late on by Blackpool stopper Chris Maxwell.

The point means AFC Wimbledon extend their gap from the bottom three to eight points after Tranmere Rovers lost to Wycombe Wanderers.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Blackpool forward Nathan Delfouneso’s failure to shoot with the goal at his mercy mid-way through the second-half was a real let-off for the Dons.

Moan of the Match

Wimbledon’s inability to keep hold of the ball for any length of time meant they were constantly under pressure.

Talking Point

Will the Dons survival in League One depend on the ineptitude of others rather than their own qualities?

Man of the Match

Joe Day – after conceding five in mid-week the Dons stopper produced a perfect response – a calm and composed performance and all-important clean sheet.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Neil Hair (Cambridgeshire) – officiated well apart from not factoring the long break for Callum Reilly’s injury into his first-half stoppage time.


A little flat at times but hardly surprising considering the limited goal mouth action for either side.


Not a great spectacle but a fantastic response from AFC Wimbledon after the mid-week mauling and another point closer to safety.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Day; O’Neill, Thomas (McDonald, 88), Bech Sorensen; Wagstaff, Rudoni, Hartigan, Reilly (McLoughlin, 77), Osew; Appiah (Roscrow, 66), Pigott

Subs not used:

Trott, Pinnock, Lamy, Guinness-Walker

Blackpool 3-5-2

Maxwell; Turton, Moore, Husband; Feeney, MacDonald, Virtue-Thick, Dewsbury-Hall, Ronan; Madine (Nuttall, 80), Delfouneso

Subs not used:

Howe, Bola, Edwards, Spearing, Ward, Sims



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