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Newport County 2-2 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon's Lyle Taylor celebrates a goal
Lyle Taylor celebrates his equaliser

Newport County relinquished a two-goal interval lead as AFC Wimbledon fought-back to earn a point at Rodney Parade.

Alex Rodman's long-range effort and a Paul Robinson own-goal put John Sheridan's team in charge.

But Lyle Taylor struck within 25 seconds of the restart and then equalised with 11 minutes remaining.

Lenell John-Lewis had a goal ruled out for offside and Wimbledon - inspired by substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa - went close in the dying minutes.

The results sees Newport move up to 20th in the table while Wimbledon - without a win in six games - drop to 15th.

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales:

"We just switched off. I was very pleased with the way we played in the first half, we got ourselves into a winning position and you could never see the score line ending up in a draw because we were very comfortable.

"Whether I'm hard on the players or not I like the team to improve and I want us to improve and to win every game we play.

"Deep down we know we've thrown two points away. It was criminal."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

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Ardley on Newport v Wimbledon

"When you're 2-0 down after half an hour a point's a great result. I'm actually disappointed we didn't go and win it in the end because I thought we were the team that were most likely to.

"We couldn't have got much more wrong in the first 25 to 30 minutes. We lost every first ball, every second ball and we just looked all over the shop.

"I thought the way we came out in the second half and the way we played through it all was immense, we've just got to learn not to start the way we did."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 24Barnum-Bobb
  • 21Partridge
  • 18Bennett
  • 16Hughes
  • 7Elito
  • 33Byrne
  • 23Rodman
  • 4O'SullivanSubstituted forDonacienat 71'minutes
  • 10John-Lewis
  • 26McBurnieSubstituted forBodenat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 3Barrow
  • 6Taylor
  • 12Donacien
  • 15Green
  • 19Boden
  • 39Collins

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 22OsborneSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 78'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 4BulmanBooked at 79mins
  • 12Meades
  • 17Barcham
  • 28ToongaSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 35'minutes
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forElliottat 70'minutes
  • 33Taylor

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 9Elliott
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,798

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Andrew Hughes (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Alex Rodman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Day.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by James Shea.

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, AFC Wimbledon 2. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Barcham.

Booking

Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Boden (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. David Fitzpatrick replaces Karleigh Osborne.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Janoi Donacien replaces Tommy O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scott Boden replaces Oliver McBurnie.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Attempt missed. Karleigh Osborne (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Alex Rodman (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, AFC Wimbledon 1. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by George Francomb with a cross following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newport County 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

goal

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