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Scunthorpe United 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Jimmy Abdou's second-half goal helped AFC Wimbledon rescue a point at Scunthorpe United on the opening day of the League One season.

Conor Townsend gave the hosts an early lead when he fired into the top corner after being played in by Josh Morris.

Abdou grabbed Wimbledon's equaliser midway through the second-half with a volley from the edge of the penalty area.

After Townsend had put the Iron ahead, Andy Barcham curled wide against his former club as the Dons tried to respond.

Cody McDonald slashed wide after latching onto Deji Oshilaja's pass and Barcham saw another effort blocked by debutant Rory McArdle.

After the break Abdou lashed a good chance over the bar, but made a better contact to level the contest after 67 minutes.

Lyle Taylor found the side-netting and Paul Robinson saw an effort parried away by Matt Gilks as the visitors sought a winner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 21Burgess
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Wallace
  • 2Clarke
  • 6Ojo
  • 12BishopSubstituted forMantomat 50'minutes
  • 3Townsend
  • 16Adelakun
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forvan Veenat 74'minutes
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forHolmesat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Mantom
  • 10van Veen
  • 14Hopper
  • 18Redmond
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 31Watson

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 6Robinson
  • 23KennedySubstituted forNightingaleat 84'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 8AbdouBooked at 68mins
  • 14TrotterSubstituted forParrettat 89'minutes
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 18Parrett
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 33Taylor
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,398

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dean Parrett replaces Liam Trotter.

Delay in match Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Will Nightingale replaces Callum Kennedy because of an injury.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Attempt missed. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Hakeeb Adelakun.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Paddy Madden.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Josh Morris.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Booking

Nadjim Abdou (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Nadjim Abdou (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Lyle Taylor replaces Kwesi Appiah.

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

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11002023
2Oxford Utd11002023
3Portsmouth11002023
4Bradford11002113
5Peterborough11002113
6Southend11002113
7Bury11001013
8Charlton11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Wimbledon10101101
12Scunthorpe10101101
13Doncaster10100001
14Gillingham10100001
15Blackburn100112-10
16Blackpool100112-10
17Plymouth100112-10
18Bristol Rovers100101-10
19MK Dons100101-10
20Northampton100101-10
21Walsall100101-10
22Oldham100102-20
23Rochdale100102-20
24Rotherham100102-20
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