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AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Northampton Town

Northampton and AFC Wimbledon shared the spoils in a game that petered out after a bright opening.

The visitors were second best early on and fell behind when Zander Diamond's mistake allowed Adebayo Azeez to net.

After a series of corners, the Cobblers were back level when David Buchanan's cross was met by John-Joe O'Toole.

Wimbledon went closest to finding a winner as Azeez missed a volley from close range and Adam Smith kept out debutant Semi Ajayi's bullet header.

Northampton drop two places in the League Two table to 10th, while Wimbledon fall one place to 16th.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Neal Ardley on Wimbledon v Northampton

"I don't want to sound like a record player because fans are going to read what I say or listen to what I say and say we've heard it all before.

"We try, we work hard, we try and be attacking, try and get at teams, we've had 17 attempts at goal they've had four.

"We just have to dust ourselves down, I've said that again, and try and put a good level of performance in, but we have got to stop giving away silly goals."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 18AjayiBooked at 66mins
  • 6RobinsonBooked at 75mins
  • 12Meades
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forKajaat 83'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 17Barcham
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forTaylorat 44'minutes
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forRiggat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 11Rigg
  • 18Toonga
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Kaja
  • 33Taylor

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 24Furlong
  • 25BrisleySubstituted forCresswellat 64'minutes
  • 5Diamond
  • 16Buchanan
  • 10Adams
  • 21O'Toole
  • 8Byrom
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forHackettat 87'minutes
  • 9Richards
  • 20Calvert-LewinSubstituted forHoskinsat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 6Cresswell
  • 12Lelan
  • 14Hoskins
  • 19Watson
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,525

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away11
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Lyle Taylor.

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces George Francomb.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

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

Booking

Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Booking

Semi Ajayi (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Semi Ajayi (AFC Wimbledon).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ryan Cresswell replaces Shaun Brisley because of an injury.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Shaun Brisley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe10631145921
2Plymouth10622168820
3Portsmouth105411710719
4Accrington10541147719
5Leyton Orient105321712518
6Oxford Utd10451138517
7Mansfield10442136716
8Carlisle104421919016
9Exeter105141515016
10Northampton104331311215
11Luton104241714314
12Morecambe104241717014
13Notts County104241516-114
14Bristol Rovers10415109113
15Cambridge103431213-113
16Wimbledon103431113-213
17Hartlepool104151013-313
18Barnet103161318-510
19York102351114-39
20Stevenage102351117-69
21Crawley10235915-69
22Yeovil102171118-77
23Dag & Red10145917-87
24Newport10127618-125
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