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AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Southend United

Southend United lost ground in the League Two automatic promotion race with a goalless draw at AFC Wimbledon.

Home keeper Joe McDonnell, in his first start of the season, made a succession of fine saves to deny the Shrimpers.

Tom Beere had struck the Southend woodwork with Wimbledon's best effort before the break.

Barry Corr was convinced his shot crossed the Dons' line as he hit the underside of the bar, but his side are now five points off third place.

Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"I thought we had enough pressure on them in the second half and enough territorial advantage and enough chances to win the game. My knee-jerk reaction is that we've dropped two points.

"I didn't think we had the composure in the final third tonight. We lacked the little bit of quality to get us over the winning line.

"(Barry Corr's shot) looked as if it went back on the angle and normally that's an easy decision to make. The linesman said he couldn't make that match-winning decision by a guess and I agree with him. If you don't know, you don't flag.

"I don't know where the referee was. I've just watched it. It looks like it's over the line but it's inconclusive."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26McDonnell
  • 3Smith
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 36Winfield
  • 17Kennedy
  • 21Beere
  • 4Bulman
  • 19Reeves
  • 35PotterSubstituted forRiggat 68'minutes
  • 27TannerSubstituted forAzeezat 68'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 8Moore
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 15Phillips
  • 34Connolly

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Smith
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 7Worrall
  • 18Leonard
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forPayneat 66'minutes
  • 8Timlin
  • 32Pigott
  • 10CorrSubstituted forCassidyat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bentley
  • 11Weston
  • 14Hurst
  • 19Payne
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 24Cassidy
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
3,658

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Southend United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

  4. Post update

    Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  7. Post update

    Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Worrall (Southend United).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

  11. Post update

    John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

    Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Dave Winfield (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (Southend United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury34197849252464
2Burton34197846301664
3Wycombe341712549301963
4Luton341610841281358
5Bury341771046351158
6Southend34161083830858
7Newport34158114039153
8Plymouth341571240261452
9Stevenage34157124943652
10Northampton341551454431150
11Wimbledon341210124343046
12Morecambe34129133535045
13Portsmouth341111123938144
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington34134174255-1343
16Cambridge34118154847141
17Mansfield34118152942-1341
18Dag & Red34117163946-740
19Oxford Utd34912133741-439
20York34715123440-636
21Carlisle34113204158-1736
22Tranmere34810163545-1034
23Cheltenham34810163049-1934
24Hartlepool3476212556-3127
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