AFC Wimbledon 4-4 Plymouth Argyle, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



Plymouth Argyle 3-5-2

Half Time: 1 - 2 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

AFC Wimbledon were denied their first League One victory of the season by two late Plymouth Argyle goals in a seesawing 4-4 draw at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. 

Plymouth took the lead in the 16th minute through a curling George Cooper effort before the Dons drew level two minutes later as Ryan Longman set up Joe Pigott for his first of the afternoon.

Conor Grant then caught the Dons off guard on the stroke of half-time, firing a bending shot into the top left corner from outside the box.

Wimbledon’s response after the interval was almost immediate as good work from Nesta Guinness-Walker ended with Shane McLoughin toe poking home to make it 2-2. 

Wimbledon then took the lead for the first time in the game on the hour mark with Pigott’s second before Ryan Longman drilled home in the 68th minute to make it 4-2.

However, Plymouth fought back, responding with two goals in a minute – a Niall Canavan header in the 77th minute immediately followed by a Dom Telford volley to ensure a share of the points.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Connal Trueman’s fingertip save to deny Plymouth a third just after half-time kept AFC Wimbledon in the game at a crucial period.

Moan of the Match

The sprinklers were left on for far too long at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium causing some dramatic slips in the opening period.

Talking Point

Wimbledon’s ability to bounce back when they looked down and out was spectacularly overshadowed by their poor defending.

Man of the Match

Joe Pigott – the Wimbledon striker proved why he is the Don’s biggest goal threat with two goals and an assist.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Trevor Kettle (East Midlands) – much-maligned by some League One fans, the man in the middle had a decent day at the office.


If the Wimbledon support staff install a swear jar this season, they’ll be able to afford a star striker in time for the January transfer window.


Wimbledon looked an incredible force going forward, unfortunately their defence looked shattered in the last half hour.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Trueman; O’Neill, Thomas, Kalambayi; McLoughlin, Chislett (Hartigan, 74), Woodyard, Reilly, Guinness-Walker; Longman (Roscrow, 84), Pigott

Subs not used:

Tzanev, Nightingale, Csoka, Alexander, Oksanen



Plymouth Argyle 3-5-2

Cooper; Aimson, Wootton (Canavan, 66), Watts; Edwards (Moore, 61), Grant, Macleod, Mayor, Cooper; Nouble, Hardie (Telford, 75)

Subs not used:

Ruddy, Lolos, Law, Camara


Macleod, Nouble

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