October 20, 2012
Red hot Harrison earns Dons draw
AFC Wimbledon's revival under Neal Ardley continued as the Don's battled back to earn a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood.
Fleetwood took an early lead through Steven Gillespie after Lee Fowler's bravery helped the home side break following a Wimbledon corner.
The striker, assisted by a slip from Yado Mambo, took his time before slotting a low shot past goalkeeper Seb Brown for his third goal of the season.
Wimbledon levelled just after the hour mark. Substitute Rashid Yusseff's free-kick from the edge of the area found Byron Harrison's head and the effort took a deflection past home keeper Scott Davies to hand the striker his fourth goal in as many games.
A late rally from Fleetwood saw them press for a win. David Ball and Barry Nicholson both had late chances for Micky Mellon's men. But, when Davies picked up a Youl Mawene backpass with just two minutes to play, the Dons were handed a golden opportunity to take all three points with a free-kick from six yards.
Fleetwood's wall on the line stood firm though, with George Francomb blasting the rebound over the crossbar.
|Fleetwood Town||AFC Wimbledon|
|1 Scott Davies||1 Sebastien Brown|
|3 Dean Howell||29 Will Antwi|
|28 Youl Mawene||2 Curtis Osano|
|12 Junior Brown||30 Yado Mambo|
|15 Conor McLaughlin||24 George Francomb|
|33 Rob Edwards||15 Jim Fenlon|
|20 Damien Johnson||7 Stacy Long|
|10 Lee Fowler||28 Steven Gregory|
|19 Steven Gillespie||8 Sammy Moore|
|26 David Ball||10 Jack Midson|
|32 Tom Barkhuizen||9 Byron Harrison|
|16 Chris Maxwell||Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz 33|
|13 Alan Goodall||Louis Harris 4|
|11 Barry Nicholson||Curtis Haynes-Brown 22|
|8 Jamie Milligan||Rashid Yussuff 23|
|18 Jamie McGuire||Christian Jolley 12|
|31 Gerard Kinsella||Luke Moore 11|
|17 Alex Titchiner||Charlie Strutton 21|
|Jamie McGuire for Tom Barkhuizen (46)||Rashid Yussuff for Sammy Moore (20)|
|Barry Nicholson for Damien Johnson (46)||Curtis Haynes-Brown for Jim Fenlon (74)|
|Jamie Milligan for Junior Brown (84)|
|Steven Gregory (54)|
|Jim Fenlon (72)|
|· Squads: Fleetwood Town | AFC Wimbledon|