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Northampton Town 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

John Joe O'Toole
John-Joe O'Toole's goal against AFC Wimbledon was his eighth of the season

League Two leaders Northampton Town were held to a second successive draw at home to AFC Wimbledon.

The Cobblers, whose 10-game winning run came to an end with a 0-0 stalemate at Hartlepool on Saturday, still saw their advantage at the top extended to 11 points after Plymouth's loss at Barnet.

John-Joe O'Toole scrambled Joel Byrom's corner in at the far post to put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time.

But Lyle Taylor's fine right-footed curler rescued a point for the Dons.

Wimbledon remain eighth in the table, one point adrift of the final play-off place, while Northampton are still 19 points clear of fourth-placed Accrington Stanley.

Chris Wilder's side have lost only one of their last 21 league matches, a run that stretches back to 17 October.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

"What a game of football. I thought it was two really, really good teams who went hammer-and-tong.

"I'm proud to be a part of that game and certainly we deserved at least a point from it.

"The energy, the commitment - I thought that was a really good advert for League Two. Two of the better teams in the league going toe-to-toe."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 22ProsserBooked at 27mins
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8Byrom
  • 21O'Toole
  • 7D'Ath
  • 11Holmes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forMarquisat 69'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 6Cresswell
  • 12Lelan
  • 20Martin
  • 23Rose
  • 26Clarke
  • 27Marquis

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2FullerBooked at 90mins
  • 20Sweeney
  • 6Robinson
  • 12MeadesBooked at 70mins
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forRiggat 88'minutes
  • 9ElliottBooked at 21mins
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAzeezat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 18Smith
  • 19Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
5,124

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Andy Barcham.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor because of an injury.

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

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

Luke Prosser (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Attempt blocked. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John Marquis replaces Nicky Adams.

Attempt saved. Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton34236560332775
2Oxford Utd341810659322764
3Plymouth34197848282064
4Accrington32168855391656
5Portsmouth331314652302253
6Bristol Rovers331651246351153
7Leyton Orient34141195147453
8Wimbledon331410951401152
9Wycombe33157113731652
10Mansfield34149114640651
11Carlisle32131185146550
12Cambridge34148124946350
13Luton34138134948147
14Exeter34129134449-545
15Barnet33127144348-543
16Crawley34125173955-1641
17Notts County33117154655-940
18Morecambe34106185462-836
19Newport32810143546-1134
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil34711163447-1332
22Hartlepool3184193053-2328
23York3468203765-2826
24Dag & Red3349203258-2621
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