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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Blackpool 0.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Foul by Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon).

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

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

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Nottingham.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Jay Spearing.

Booking

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

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

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

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

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

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Soares replaces Anthony Hartigan.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Liam Feeney replaces Chris Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Burey (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Attempt missed. Harry Pritchard (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Hand ball by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Hand ball by Tyler Burey (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Callum Guy (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Harry Pritchard replaces John O'Sullivan.

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

John O'Sullivan (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Marc Bola (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tyler Burey (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Bola (Blackpool).

goal

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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