League Two
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Scunthorpe United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Russ Wilcox

League Two leaders Scunthorpe extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches but were held to a draw by AFC Wimbledon in a dull contest.

Top scorer Sam Winnall wasted a good chance to put the Iron ahead when he tamely shot straight at Dons keeper Ross Worner in the first half.

Neat link up play after the break ended with David Syers firing wastefully off target for the home side.

The visitors offered little as the game ended goalless.

The Iron, who remain top thanks to Burton's goalless draw at Bury, have not lost since manager Brian Laws was sacked and replaced by former assistant Russ Wilcox in November.

A point for Neal Ardley's Dons means they are now six points clear of the bottom two.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I'm not going to hide away from the truth, we weren't at our best today; certainly in the final third.

"I tried to change things up - I've got strikers on the bench that I can use, but that didn't quite work.

"To be fair to them, I thought Wimbledon looked very good from set plays and it was a tough game overall.

"We just weren't quite good enough in the final third today and that happens sometimes."

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"It was resilient and coming to the league leaders we had to have togetherness and work really hard for each other. We did that in abundance.

"If I was critical and nit-picking, then I felt we lacked quality in certain areas.

"We got in some good positions at times but the final pass and quality wasn't great so that's something we need to add.

"If we add some belief and flair to our play then it could be some good signs, but let's not get carried away. It was a point and let's hope we make that four by the end of next week."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2RibeiroBooked at 52mins
  • 18Nolan
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forCollinsat 79'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 24Syers
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forBurtonat 66'minutes
  • 39HayesSubstituted forMaddenat 65'minutes
  • 30Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Burton
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Collins
  • 27Madden
  • 28McSheffrey

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 3Kennedy
  • 5FramptonSubstituted forMorrisat 11'minutes
  • 6Bennett
  • 14Antwi
  • 12Pell
  • 8Moore
  • 26WykeSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 65'minutes
  • 10Midson
  • 7FrancombBooked at 60minsSubstituted forArthurat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Moore
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 27Morris
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
4,326

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Collins (Scunthorpe United).

  4. Post update

    Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

  8. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Post update

    Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Michael Collins replaces Sean McAllister.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

    Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  17. Post update

    Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Post update

    Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.