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Walsall 2-3 AFC Wimbledon

Dean Parrett's stoppage-time penalty capped a stunning comeback as Wimbledon fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at relegation rivals Walsall.

Walsall led after just six minutes as Jack Fitzwater glanced Erhun Oztumer's free-kick past keeper George Long via his outstretched thigh.

They doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time when Julien Ngoy flicked a ball over one Dons defender before outsprinting another to slot a cool finish under Long.

But Nicky Devlin's rash challenge on Andy Barcham handed Wimbledon a lifeline two minutes into the second half.

Unlucky Walsall keeper Liam Roberts saved Lyle Taylor's penalty with his legs and palmed away the loose ball only for Joe Pigott to slam home from close range.

Taylor then fired an acrobatic volley off the post but latched onto keeper Long's 65th-minute clearance to thump home a superb strike from just inside the box.

And Wimbledon won it deep into stoppage time as Parrett lashed home from the spot after Kory Roberts fouled Taylor.

Victory pushed the Dons above Walsall, with the sides sitting four and three points respectively above the drop zone.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 13Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 23FitzwaterBooked at 26minsSubstituted forRobertsat 60'minutes
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3LeahyBooked at 80mins
  • 4Dobson
  • 7Chambers
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forMorrisat 79'minutes
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forShaibuat 85'minutes
  • 18Ngoy
  • 20Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 1Gillespie
  • 11Morris
  • 15Kinsella
  • 16Shaibu
  • 17Flanagan
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2FullerSubstituted forFrancombat 81'minutes
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 32Charles
  • 3Meades
  • 18Parrett
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forAbdouat 45'minutes
  • 14Trotter
  • 11ForresterSubstituted forBarchamat 33'minutes
  • 33Taylor
  • 39PigottBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 7Francomb
  • 8Abdou
  • 16Sam
  • 17Barcham
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24McDonnell
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,663

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 2, AFC Wimbledon 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 2, AFC Wimbledon 3.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 2, AFC Wimbledon 3. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Kory Roberts (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty AFC Wimbledon. Lyle Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kory Roberts.

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Justin Shaibu replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Francomb replaces Barry Fuller.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by George Dobson.

Booking

Luke Leahy (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Walsall).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kieron Morris.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Florent Cuvelier.

Delay in match Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

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

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by George Dobson.

Attempt blocked. Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Julien Ngoy (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Delay in match Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 2, AFC Wimbledon 2. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Long.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Liam Roberts.

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury412410755332282
4Rotherham422171468511770
5Scunthorpe4216161059491064
6Plymouth411810135348564
7Portsmouth42196175451363
8Charlton421711145450462
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Blackpool431414155653356
11Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
12Fleetwood43159195762-554
13Bradford40166184961-1254
14Doncaster401314134946353
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham421216144448-452
17Oxford Utd421311185762-550
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham411113175468-1446
21Rochdale411015164553-845
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury4279263465-3130
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