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AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Blackpool

AFC Wimbledon's resurgence under Wally Downes continued as they battled to a goalless draw with Blackpool.

The hosts, who had lost just once in their last four under their new manager, started the brighter of the two teams, with Jake Jervis going close to breaking the deadlock in the opening stages following some good work by Andy Barcham.

A physical contest ensued, with Terell Thomas spurning a further chance for the hosts while at the opposite end Tom King was alert to deny Chris Taylor.

The second half saw the visitors have the lion's share of opportunities, with Armand Gnanduillet failing to latch onto a Jay Spearing cross with the goal gaping.

Wimbledon's best chance arrived deep into the second half, with Kwesi Appiah drawing a close-range save from Mark Howard.

The resultant melee saw Thomas hit the crossbar and numerous other Wimbledon bodies try but fail to hit the target.

Thomas' blushes were spared in injury time when he headed a Blackpool corner towards his own goal but the ball was hastily cleared away as both sides shared the spoils.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1King
  • 2WatsonSubstituted forSibbickat 84'minutes
  • 5Nightingale
  • 6Thomas
  • 3Purrington
  • 11Pinnock
  • 8HartiganSubstituted forSoaresat 76'minutes
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 86mins
  • 17Barcham
  • 9AppiahBooked at 64mins
  • 10JervisSubstituted forBureyat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Garratt
  • 19Soares
  • 20Sibbick
  • 22Wood
  • 24McDonnell
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 32Burey

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Howard
  • 12Nottingham
  • 6Heneghan
  • 5O'Connor
  • 27BolaBooked at 61mins
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forPritchardat 67'minutes
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forDaviesat 86'minutes
  • 25Guy
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forFeeneyat 76'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 14Pritchard
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 24Feeney
  • 26Davies
  • 34Shaw
  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,416

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Post update

    Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

  8. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Nottingham.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Jay Spearing.

  12. Booking

    Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

  14. Post update

    Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Toby Sibbick replaces Tennai Watson because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Soares replaces Anthony Hartigan.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Liam Feeney replaces Chris Taylor.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth25166344232154
2Luton25156449242551
3Sunderland23138244232147
4Barnsley24136540221845
5Peterborough25128545311444
6Charlton25134840291143
7Doncaster25126742321042
8Blackpool249872624235
9Coventry25105102629-335
10Accrington249782732-534
11Fleetwood2596103530533
12Southend25102133031-132
13Wycombe258893436-232
14Walsall258892739-1232
15Burton2494113033-331
16Rochdale2586113347-1430
17Shrewsbury2578102932-329
18Gillingham2584133641-528
19Bristol Rovers2575132529-426
20Oxford Utd2568113138-726
21Bradford2573152840-1224
22Scunthorpe2566133051-2124
23Wimbledon2564151935-1622
24Plymouth2556142847-1921
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