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Cheltenham Town 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon came from behind to secure a point at Cheltenham, who are without a league win since 30 August.

Captain Matt Taylor put the Robins ahead on eight minutes after he pounced on a loose ball from visiting keeper James Shea.

New arrival Raffaele De Vita went close to making it 2-0 with a long-range effort which flew just over.

The Dons' equaliser came before the break when Barrett tapped in after Cheltenham failed to clear.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Yates on Cheltenham v AFC Wimbledon

"We could have been talking two or three or four goals in the first half, with four good chances.

"We have to deal in the reality at the moment, we're finding hard to get the goals we'd really like, but we'll just keep working at it.

"We're not fretting about it, we know we're still a work in progress, but if we keep picking up points and keep giving ourselves a chance in games then we'll be OK."

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Cheltenham v AFC Wimbledon

'We were disappointed that we didn't win the game. They edged the first half and they caused us one or two problems and we didn't solve them.

"At half-time we told the side how they needed to solve the problems and they did.

'The second half they didn't have any clear-cut chances or many attempts on goal and we carried a good threat.

'It is a good point, it was a resilient point. We didn't want to be sloppy at the back. Everyone should be pleased with how we have played."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 15Deaman
  • 4Taylor
  • 6Elliott
  • 2Vaughan
  • 16Hanks
  • 8Richards
  • 28De VitaSubstituted forKotwicaat 71'minutes
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forHaworthat 90+2'minutes
  • 26MarquisSubstituted forGornellat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Gornell
  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 17Kotwica
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 23Bowen
  • 27Lawrence

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Bennett
  • 27Barrett
  • 3Smith
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forBeereat 82'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Moore
  • 11Rigg
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forAzeezat 85'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 5Frampton
  • 14Azeez
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Nicholson
  • 21Beere
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
2,795

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andy Haworth replaces Byron Harrison.

Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Matt Tubbs.

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Beere replaces George Francomb.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces John Marquis.

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

Matt Tubbs (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Hanks.

Attempt saved. Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Raffaele De Vita.

Hand ball by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Raffaele De Vita (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

Jack Deaman (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Jack Deaman (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jack Deaman.

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

Foul by Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town).

Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Hanks.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Raffaele De Vita (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury117221881023
2Wycombe11641147722
3Burton117131412222
4Southend11623128420
5Morecambe11614139419
6Northampton115331914518
7Luton11533108218
8Plymouth11515128416
9Portsmouth11443108216
10Cheltenham1144398116
11Accrington115151620-416
12Shrewsbury11434129315
13Wimbledon114341717015
14Exeter114341214-215
15Mansfield115061115-415
16Cambridge114251814414
17Stevenage114251415-114
18Newport113441212013
19Dag & Red113261419-511
20Oxford Utd112451013-310
21York111731014-410
22Tranmere112361115-49
23Carlisle112361221-99
24Hartlepool11227517-128
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