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AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Shrewsbury Town

James Collins scores a late equaliser against Wimbledon

Striker James Collins struck twice as Shrewsbury fought back to secure a draw against AFC Wimbledon.

Collins nodded in his first from captain Liam Lawrence's cross to give the Shrews an early lead.

Sean Rigg was denied by a goalline clearance but Wimbledon drew level through debutant Matt Tubbs's header.

Rigg put the Dons ahead when visiting keeper Jayson Leutwiler failed to deal with a cross but Collins's late second goal ensured the points were shared.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I think we have mixed emotions, to come together and get the point is fantastic.

"It's the first game of the season and we know we can get better, a lot of teams have come unstuck here.

"James is a superb striker and the hunger to score goals is fantastic, I'm really pleased for him to have two goals and be up and running for the season.

"It made it to be an exciting finish, but we know we can be better than that.

"We could have new player signing on Monday - but until it's done we have nothing to say."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2FullerBooked at 90mins
  • 8Moore
  • 27Barrett
  • 3Smith
  • 6BennettSubstituted forPhillipsat 90'minutes
  • 11RiggBooked at 45mins
  • 4BulmanBooked at 66mins
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 9Tubbs
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 12Pell
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 17Kennedy
  • 19Arthur

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 4Woods
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forManganat 74'minutes
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 68mins
  • 5Ellis
  • 26Akpa-AkproSubstituted forVincentat 46'minutes
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forWesolowskiat 56'minutesBooked at 58mins
  • 12Gayle
  • 9Collins
  • 6Goldson
  • 10Vernon

Substitutes

  • 2Grandison
  • 7Vincent
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Caton
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
4,162

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jack Smith.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces George Francomb.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Mark Phillips replaces Alan Bennett because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Alan Bennett.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

  11. Post update

    Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Shrewsbury Town 2. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town).

  15. Post update

    Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

  20. Post update

    Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.