League Two
WimbledonAFC Wimbledon2TranmereTranmere Rovers2

AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Tranmere Rovers

Armand Gnanduillet
Armand Gnanduillet is on loan at Tranmere from Chesterfield

Tranmere Rovers moved off the bottom of League Two after Armand Gnanduillet's double earned a draw at AFC Wimbledon.

Jack Smith gave the hosts the lead with a clever chip after a failed one-two with Sean Rigg down the left wing.

But the Chesterfield loanee equalised with a 25-yard effort that crept in at goalkeeper James Shea's near post.

Adebayo Akinfenwa headed in his eighth goal in nine games to put AFC Wimbledon back ahead, before Gnanduillet levelled again, nodding in Max Power's corner.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"It's hard because you start trying to protect your lead, the players start dropping that little bit deeper and the ball starts sticking at their end.

'As the game wore on, I could have brought off several players who were starting to feel the affects of two 90 minute games over the course of this week.

'We lacked the quality in the second-half, we didn't play with as much bravery and our game wasn't as free-flowing."

Tranmere manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"In general play, particularly in the second half, I thought we were excellent. I've tried to instil into them that when there are minutes left in a game of football, don't drop your heads, keep going whatever happens, and show the spirit and determination. I think it was there in the second half.

"I would like to see Armand Gnanduillet more in and around the box. He wants to come and get involved in things, and if we are going to play to his strengths that's where he is most effective.

"But it's been a good week for us, all in all. While we've not got that win, we've got a couple of points on the board, we're unbeaten since I've been here, and we've had a good week's training."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 27Barrett
  • 5Frampton
  • 3Smith
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forPellat 88'minutes
  • 8Moore
  • 4Bulman
  • 11RiggSubstituted forKennedyat 77'minutes
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forAzeezat 72'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 12Pell
  • 14Azeez
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Nicholson
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 19Donacien
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 6Holness
  • 2Holmes
  • 15KirbySubstituted forOdejayiat 55'minutes
  • 14Laird
  • 4Power
  • 29BarkerSubstituted forRidehalghat 55'minutes
  • 30Gnanduillet
  • 31JohnsonSubstituted forDonnellyat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Donnelly
  • 9Odejayi
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 12Rowe
  • 26Brezovan
  • 32Thompson
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
4,195

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  4. Post update

    Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Pell replaces George Francomb.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

  13. Post update

    George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

  15. Post update

    Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Callum Kennedy replaces Sean Rigg.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.