AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Wigan Athletic, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1



Wigan Athletic 4-5-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

AFC Wimbledon were forced to settle for a point against League One relegation rivals Wigan Athletic after playing out a 1-1 at Plough Lane.

The Dons dominated the opening period but had little to show for it with Ryan Longman’s mazy run and tame resultant effort their brightest moment of the half.

Wimbledon keeper Nikola Tzanev was kept busy after the interval, pawing away Lee Evans’ free-kick as Wigan began to pile on the pressure.

And the Latics broke the deadlock through Jamie Proctor in the 58th minute with the forward drilling the ball beyond Tzanev from inside the box.

Minutes later Joe Pigott had a golden opportunity to equalise but his header ended up in the side netting after a whipped corner in the box.

However, the Dons did get a deserved equaliser with ten minutes of normal time remaining as George Dobson emphatically rose highest to head home following excellent wing-play by Longman.

Ollie Palmer could then have snuck the win in stoppage time but agonisingly failed to get his header on target with the draw leaving Wimbledon in the bottom four.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Ollie Palmer had an opportunity to head the Dons out of the drop zone in what could have been his side’s biggest moment not just in the game but the season as well.

Moan of the Match

The Dons failed to capitalise on their first-half dominance despite creating the bulk of the chances and were duly punished by Wigan after the break.

Talking Point

Mark Robinson went in search of goals by including both Joe Pigott and Ollie Palmer in the starting XI but they still couldn’t take their chances – just where will the goals come from for survival?

Man of the Match

Ryan Longman – the midfielder threatened Wigan’s defence throughout with his endeavour and dribbling ability.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Paul Howard (London) – the official had a consistent display and refused to let the game get away from him when things began to heat up in the second period.


The Plough Lane atmosphere was spicy despite the lack of fans as both sides knew exactly what three points would have meant to their survival hopes.


The Dons had decent spells throughout the game and although it was an encouraging point and performance, they will be disappointed not to have grabbed all three against a relegation rival.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1

Tzanev; Alexander (O’Neill, 74), Johnson (Heneghan, 88), Nightingale, Guinness-Walker; Dobson, Reilly (Oksanen, 53); Longman, Palmer, Rudoni (Osew, 74); Pigott

Subs not used:

Cox, Woodyard, Assal

Wigan Athletic 4-5-1

Jones; Darikwa, Wootton, Tilt, Robinson; Massey (Gardner, 42), Ojo, L.Evans, Johnston, Solomon-Otabor; Proctor (Dodoo, 74)

Subs not used:

O. Evans, Whelan, Aasgaard, Clough, Keane

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