League Two
BurtonBurton Albion1WimbledonAFC Wimbledon1
Darren Jones

A goal from Darren Jones deep into injury time denied promotion-chasing Burton victory against AFC Wimbledon.

Burton took the lead when Billy Kee scored from the spot after Dominic Knowles was fouled by Alan Bennett.

The home side dominated but failed to take their chances, Matt Palmer and Damien McCrory both denied by Dons keeper Ross Worner in the second half.

Wimbledon snatched a point in the fifth minute of injury time when Jones turned in George Francomb's corner.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"Five minutes went up on the board; we had one substitution within that five minutes, which is thirty seconds, and yet we played seven and a half minutes and the goal came on seven minutes.

"It's just disappointing. I could talk for the next 10 minutes about how we didn't play quite as well as we could've have done today.

"You could argue that Wimbledon deserved a point for their efforts and their endeavour, but it looked as though we'd seen the trouble off in the second half.

"To get done by that is particularly galling. Yes, we needed to defend the corner better, but you could see the players were out on their feet with maybe 15 or 20 minutes to go.

"But I thought we'd dug in and we were going to come up with another magnificent effort and a magnificent three points."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"It's a tough place to come. We've played two good teams in the last two games.

"All we did wrong in the first half was give away a silly penalty. Other than that, there wasn't much happening and they didn't open us up or create bundles of chances.

"We changed it, upped the tempo and could have won it."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 21Holness
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19IsmailSubstituted forMacDonaldat 57'minutes
  • 7Bell
  • 29Kee
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forPalmerat 55'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forGrayat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 22Dyer
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 26Gray

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 28JonesBooked at 27mins
  • 2FullerSubstituted forRichardsat 31'minutes
  • 35Collins
  • 5FramptonBooked at 83mins
  • 6Bennett
  • 7Francomb
  • 8MooreBooked at 63mins
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forMidsonat 70'minutes
  • 12PellSubstituted forWykeat 46'minutes
  • 16Sainte-Luce

Substitutes

  • 4Sweeney
  • 10Midson
  • 14Antwi
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 26Wyke
  • 36Richards
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,592

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Francomb following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

  8. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. David Gray replaces Jimmy Phillips.

  10. Post update

    Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Collins (AFC Wimbledon).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ross Worner.

  15. Booking

    Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  17. Post update

    Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

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