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AFC Wimbledon 4-3 Cheltenham Town

Jack Midson's goal deep into injury time sealed a remarkable comeback for AFC Wimbledon against Cheltenham.

Troy Brown's header and Jermaine McGlashan's close-range finish put Cheltenham 2-0 ahead.

The hosts scored three times in three minutes, Midson setting up the first for Danny Hylton, who then provided the assist for Jake Nicholson's equaliser.

Hylton rounded the keeper for 3-2, only for Cheltenham's Jason Taylor to level, before Midson won it from close range.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London 94.9:

"When we went 2-0 down, you start to fear the worse.

"The players, they need me. I'm going to try and stay positive for them.

"I'm a nightmare, I never switch off. I don't stop thinking about my job - we've got a tough week but its been a good start to it."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"That was probably our best performance of the season, bar the three goals in three minutes. I'm fuming, but it probably sums up our season."

"It's really frustrating, and it's hard to understand to be honest, but we've gifted them goals.

"At 3-3 you'd take a point, but to concede again, just sums us up. All their goals were self inflicted and I'm a bit stuck for words."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 36RichardsSubstituted forArthurat 54'minutes
  • 4SweeneySubstituted forNicholsonat 45'minutes
  • 28JonesBooked at 33mins
  • 5Frampton
  • 7Francomb
  • 8MooreBooked at 50mins
  • 26Wyke
  • 10Midson
  • 35CollinsBooked at 28minsSubstituted forHyltonat 67'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 9Hylton
  • 11Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 29Nicholson

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 20Jombati
  • 25NobleSubstituted forVincentat 78'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 4TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 8Deering
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 43mins
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 44mins
  • 14Richards

Substitutes

  • 7Cureton
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 32Brundle
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,670

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Cheltenham Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Cheltenham Town 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 4, Cheltenham Town 3. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sam Deering.

  5. Booking

    Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Darren Jones.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon).

  15. Post update

    Michael Ihiekwe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces David Noble.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andrew Frampton.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Cheltenham Town 3. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale382171061392270
2Scunthorpe381717459372268
3Chesterfield391813861362567
4Fleetwood38187135445961
5Burton38161394137461
6Oxford Utd381514949371259
7York381413114538755
8Plymouth381510134342155
9Southend381314114436853
10Dag & Red381214124747050
11Hartlepool381310154441349
12Newport371212134649-348
13Cheltenham381115124551-648
14Morecambe381212144556-1148
15Wimbledon381211154045-547
16Accrington381112154649-345
17Exeter381111164549-444
18Mansfield381014143750-1344
19Bury37916124243-143
20Bristol Rovers371013143440-643
21Wycombe381012163947-842
22Portsmouth38915143852-1442
23Northampton38912173149-1839
24Torquay3899203556-2136
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