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AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Newport County

Aaron O'Connor in action against Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon came back from two goals down to secure a point at home to Newport County in League Two.

Chris Zebroski's spectacular volley gave Newport the lead before Michael Flynn doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Christian Jolley was fouled.

Kwesi Appiah reduced the deficit after Newport failed to clear a free-kick.

George Francomb equalised for the hosts when his long-range effort took a deflection to beat Ian McLoughlin.

Newport County striker Aaron O'Connor came on as a second-half substitute to make his first appearance of the season after a lengthy injury lay-off.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm bitterly disappointed. I thought we were as good as we've been for a long while in the first half.

"From going 2-0 up we should have gone on to win the game comfortably.

"We've then put ourselves under pressure and allowed Wimbledon a big lift in the game which they hadn't worked hard for."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 15FenlonSubstituted forArthurat 45'minutes
  • 8Moore
  • 28Jones
  • 5Frampton
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forMooreat 90+1'minutes
  • 27Morris
  • 10Midson
  • 37Appiah
  • 29NicholsonSubstituted forHyltonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Sweeney
  • 9Hylton
  • 11Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 14Antwi
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 18Jackson
  • 13SandellBooked at 90mins
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forChapmanat 77'minutes
  • 20FeelyBooked at 66mins
  • 16Blake
  • 11Zebroski
  • 4Porter
  • 45HoweSubstituted forO'Connorat 64'minutes
  • 23JolleySubstituted forWillmottat 77'minutes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 48mins

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 3Hughes
  • 7Chapman
  • 10O'Connor
  • 12Willmott
  • 14Jeffers
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,398

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 2.

  3. Booking

    Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

  8. Post update

    Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces George Francomb.

  10. Post update

    Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Darren Jones.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

  16. Post update

    Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces Christian Jolley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe431920465402577
2Chesterfield432015866392775
3Rochdale432291264451975
4Fleetwood432191363491472
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4317141253381565
7York431616114839964
8Oxford Utd431614135144762
9Plymouth431610174652-658
10Bury431318125546957
11Dag & Red431415145053-357
12Mansfield431415144753-657
13Newport431315155356-354
14Wimbledon431314164550-553
15Cheltenham431216154958-952
16Accrington431215164952-351
17Portsmouth421215154557-1251
18Morecambe431214174862-1450
19Hartlepool421310194749-249
20Exeter431213184955-649
21Wycombe431114184251-947
22Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
23Northampton431114183655-1947
24Torquay43109243761-2439
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