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AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Ten-man Wycombe's automatic promotion hopes took a blow after they were held to a goalless draw by AFC Wimbledon.

The best chance of a dour first-half fell to Adebayo Akinfenwa but his header from six-yards out hit the post.

Steven Craig's audacious volley went close for the visitors but his effort flew just over the crossbar.

Wycombe went down to 10 men late on following Aaron Pierre's second yellow card but Wimbledon could not capitalise as the game ended in a draw.

The result meant Wycombe sit just two points above Bury in third place, but the Shakers have a game in hand as the race for automatic promotion nears its conclusion.

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Ardley on Wimbledon v Wycombe

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"We got 23 crosses in during the game. We had eight attempts at goal; they had two. We defended well at set-pieces and we pressed and pressed but lacked that finishing touch.

"The referee said he couldn't tell it was a penalty and when he looks at it he'll realise it's one of the worst decisions he will ever make.

"I was worried about the energy levels today and whether we could see the week out, the boys have seen it out and they deserved to win."

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Fantastic performance by the boys, they dug in.

"What a great point this is. We wanted three (points), of course we do for our promotion push but we're still in third place. Bury have still got to catch us and Southend have still got to catch us.

"I think there will be more twists in this season yet. There's some big games to come.

"Second half I would have liked to have made more changes tactically, but we just couldn't. It seems to all be against us but we're still in this third position and we've still got this chance.

"The fans behind us were great. They were singing the whole game. Thank you for that, because you really got that point. It could be an important point."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 33Goodman
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forBeereat 83'minutes
  • 19Reeves
  • 27TannerBooked at 75minsSubstituted forHarrisonat 84'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 11RiggBooked at 52minsSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 84'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 14Azeez

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 21Beere
  • 23Oakley
  • 29Harrison
  • 30Fitzpatrick
  • 32Sweeney
  • 37Gallagher

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 4YennarisSubstituted forKretzschmarat 44'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6PierreBooked at 87mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 11Wood
  • 15Murphy
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forBeanat 8'minutes
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forEphraimat 69'minutes
  • 12Craig
  • 9Hayes
  • 23Onyedinma

Substitutes

  • 8Bean
  • 16Fletcher
  • 21Lynch
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 31Ephraim
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,535

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home21
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Booking

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

David Fitzpatrick (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Ben Harrison replaces Craig Tanner.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. David Fitzpatrick replaces Sean Rigg.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Beere replaces George Francomb.

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Tommy Fletcher (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Hogan Ephraim replaces Sam Saunders.

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Hand ball by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton442610863362788
2Shrewsbury442681066293786
3Wycombe442215764422281
4Bury432471257391879
5Southend432212951351678
6Stevenage441912136152969
7Plymouth4418111550351565
8Luton441811155243965
9Newport441711164953-462
10Northampton44187196456861
11Exeter441613155862-461
12Morecambe441512174951-257
13Wimbledon441415155357-457
14Dag & Red44168205357-456
15Oxford Utd441316154749-255
16Portsmouth441314174952-353
17Accrington441411195672-1653
18Cambridge441312195961-251
19York441118154548-351
20Carlisle44147235370-1749
21Mansfield44139223658-2248
22Hartlepool44118253466-3241
23Cheltenham44913223965-2640
24Tranmere44912234363-2039
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