League Two
NorthamptonNorthampton Town1WimbledonAFC Wimbledon1
John Joe O'Toole
John-Joe O'Toole's goal against AFC Wimbledon was his eighth of the season

League Two leaders Northampton Town were held to a second successive draw at home to AFC Wimbledon.

The Cobblers, whose 10-game winning run came to an end with a 0-0 stalemate at Hartlepool on Saturday, still saw their advantage at the top extended to 11 points after Plymouth's loss at Barnet.

John-Joe O'Toole scrambled Joel Byrom's corner in at the far post to put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time.

But Lyle Taylor's fine right-footed curler rescued a point for the Dons.

Wimbledon remain eighth in the table, one point adrift of the final play-off place, while Northampton are still 19 points clear of fourth-placed Accrington Stanley.

Chris Wilder's side have lost only one of their last 21 league matches, a run that stretches back to 17 October.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London:

"What a game of football. I thought it was two really, really good teams who went hammer-and-tong.

"I'm proud to be a part of that game and certainly we deserved at least a point from it.

"The energy, the commitment - I thought that was a really good advert for League Two. Two of the better teams in the league going toe-to-toe."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 22ProsserBooked at 27mins
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8Byrom
  • 21O'Toole
  • 7D'Ath
  • 11Holmes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forMarquisat 69'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 6Cresswell
  • 12Lelan
  • 20Martin
  • 23Rose
  • 26Clarke
  • 27Marquis

Wimbledon

  • 29Roos
  • 2FullerBooked at 90mins
  • 20Sweeney
  • 6Robinson
  • 12MeadesBooked at 70mins
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Reeves
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forRiggat 88'minutes
  • 9ElliottBooked at 21mins
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAzeezat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 3Kennedy
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 14Azeez
  • 18Smith
  • 19Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
5,124

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon).

  6. Booking

    Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces Andy Barcham.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Lyle Taylor because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

  13. Post update

    Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

  16. Post update

    Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Luke Prosser (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.