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AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Bristol Rovers

Paul Robinson (centre)
AFC WImbledon captain Paul Robinson (centre) had played in every match so far this season

AFC Wimbledon held on to earn a draw against Bristol Rovers despite captain Paul Robinson being sent off after only four minutes at Kingsmeadow.

The 33-year-old defender was adjudged to have brought down Ellis Harrison after Matty Taylor had put through the Rovers man through on goal.

However, the visitors struggled to make the most of their advantage with Billy Bodin's 25-yard shot sailing wide.

Barry Fuller's challenge denied Daniel Leadbitter late on as the Dons held on.

And the hosts were unlucky not to secure an unlikely victory as Callum Kennedy headed wide.

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Ardley on AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley speaks to BBC Radio London:

"First and foremost, I'm really, really disappointed with the match officials. I've watched the footage back three times, it is as clear a foot back to the goalkeeper as you'll ever see from Paul Robinson.

"Four minutes into the game, a massive call, got it wrong, and that probably isn't the first time that's happened against us, but it's really disappointing.

"If you saw the way the boys played and the effort they put in, I believe we would have won with 11 men. You can never say that, but I'm proud of the performance."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6RobinsonBooked at 4mins
  • 22Osborne
  • 12Meades
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 8ReevesBooked at 60mins
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forKennedyat 81'minutes
  • 33TaylorBooked at 76minsSubstituted forRiggat 82'minutes
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forElliottat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 9Elliott
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 20Sweeney
  • 24McDonnell

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 3Brown
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forLeadbitterat 45'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 7Mansell
  • 8O Clarke
  • 11GoslingSubstituted forMontañoat 65'minutes
  • 23Bodin
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGaffneyat 73'minutes
  • 10Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 6Parkes
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Preston
  • 27Broom
  • 30Gaffney
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
4,668

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Callum Kennedy replaces Andy Barcham.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Elliott replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney replaces Ellis Harrison.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jonathan Meades.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Jake Gosling.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

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5Bristol Rovers2311483224837
6Wycombe2210753022837
7Carlisle2210754237537
8Accrington20106435231236
9Leyton Orient239953731636
10Mansfield2297630201034
11Cambridge239683633333
12Crawley2394103239-731
13Wimbledon237972930-130
14Exeter228683033-330
15Luton2385103836229
16Notts County228593338-529
17Barnet2384113439-528
18Morecambe2183103839-127
19Stevenage236893140-926
20Newport2348112637-1120
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2236132545-2015
23Yeovil2327142238-1613
24Dag & Red2327142143-2213
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