League Two
Burton1Wimbledon1

Burton Albion 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Darren Jones

A goal from Darren Jones deep into injury time denied promotion-chasing Burton victory against AFC Wimbledon.

Burton took the lead when Billy Kee scored from the spot after Dominic Knowles was fouled by Alan Bennett.

The home side dominated but failed to take their chances, Matt Palmer and Damien McCrory both denied by Dons keeper Ross Worner in the second half.

Wimbledon snatched a point in the fifth minute of injury time when Jones turned in George Francomb's corner.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Post-match: Burton manager Rowett

"Five minutes went up on the board; we had one substitution within that five minutes, which is thirty seconds, and yet we played seven and a half minutes and the goal came on seven minutes.

"It's just disappointing. I could talk for the next 10 minutes about how we didn't play quite as well as we could've have done today.

"You could argue that Wimbledon deserved a point for their efforts and their endeavour, but it looked as though we'd seen the trouble off in the second half.

"To get done by that is particularly galling. Yes, we needed to defend the corner better, but you could see the players were out on their feet with maybe 15 or 20 minutes to go.

"But I thought we'd dug in and we were going to come up with another magnificent effort and a magnificent three points."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"It's a tough place to come. We've played two good teams in the last two games.

"All we did wrong in the first half was give away a silly penalty. Other than that, there wasn't much happening and they didn't open us up or create bundles of chances.

"We changed it, upped the tempo and could have won it."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 21Holness
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19IsmailSubstituted forMacDonaldat 57'minutes
  • 7Bell
  • 29Kee
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forPalmerat 55'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forGrayat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 22Dyer
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 26Gray

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 28JonesBooked at 27mins
  • 2FullerSubstituted forRichardsat 31'minutes
  • 35Collins
  • 5FramptonBooked at 83mins
  • 6Bennett
  • 7Francomb
  • 8MooreBooked at 63mins
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forMidsonat 70'minutes
  • 12PellSubstituted forWykeat 46'minutes
  • 16Sainte-Luce

Substitutes

  • 4Sweeney
  • 10Midson
  • 14Antwi
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 26Wyke
  • 36Richards
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,592

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Francomb following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

Attempt saved. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Gray replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Collins (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ross Worner.

Booking

Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jack Midson replaces Danny Hylton.

Foul by Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon).

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Alexander MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Alexander MacDonald replaces Zeli Ismail because of an injury.

Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield371812760342666
2Scunthorpe371617458372165
3Rochdale361971056391764
4Fleetwood371871254421261
5Burton37161384136561
6Oxford Utd371414948371156
7Southend371313114436852
8York371313114438652
9Plymouth36149134040051
10Hartlepool371310144440449
11Cheltenham361114114146-547
12Morecambe361211134350-747
13Dag & Red361113124445-146
14Newport341111124346-344
15Wimbledon371111153642-644
16Mansfield371013143750-1343
17Bury35915114040042
18Bristol Rovers361012143440-642
19Portsmouth37915133851-1342
20Wycombe361011153844-641
21Accrington361011154047-741
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton36911163045-1538
24Torquay3689193354-2133
View full League Two table

Top Stories