November 17, 2012
Dons hit back to hold Shots
Stacy Long netted 13 minutes from time to salvage a 1-1 draw for AFC Wimbledon and keep fellow strugglers Aldershot in the League Two drop zone.
The Shots appeared to be heading out of the bottom two after loanee Dani Lopez, making his first Shots start, broke the deadlock with his first goal in English football on the stroke of half-time.
However the Dons had other ideas and Long's free-kick against the run of play denied Aldershot, who did still move up a place to 23rd with a point.
Danny Hylton enjoyed great opportunities to put Aldershot in front in the first half but he could not direct two free headers on target.
Lopez, though, made no mistake in first-half injury time after the Dons failed to clear a corner, denying Neil Sullivan a clean sheet upon his return to Wimbledon.
The Dons started the second half brightly with Jake Reeves narrowly missing the target twice from two early efforts from long range.
Lopez was gifted a clear shot on target by a poor Jonathan Meades clearance but struck straight at Sullivan on the hour mark, before Long's free-kick produced a draw as they clash entered the closing stages.
|AFC Wimbledon||Aldershot Town|
|35 Neil Sullivan||21 Jamie Young|
|29 Will Antwi||3 Anthony Tonkin|
|2 Curtis Osano||2 Ben Herd|
|31 Jonathan Meades||4 Aaron Morris|
|30 Yado Mambo||5 Troy Brown|
|7 Stacy Long||23 Sonny Bradley|
|28 Steven Gregory||31 Daniel Rose|
|32 Jake Reeves||11 Peter Vincenti|
|21 Charlie Strutton||28 Kieron Cadogan|
|10 Jack Midson||37 Daniel Lopez Ramos|
|9 Byron Harrison||10 Daniel Hylton|
|33 Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz||Glenn Morris 29|
|26 Daniel Sweeney||Scott Donnelly 26|
|4 Louis Harris||Josh Payne 8|
|14 Callum McNaughton||Adam Mekki 17|
|34 Kieron Djilali||Michael Rankine 9|
|17 Huw Johnson||Robert Sinclair 14|
|20 Frankie Merrifield||Alberto Seidi 38|
|Kieron Djilali for Charlie Strutton (64)||Michael Rankine for Daniel Lopez Ramos (90)|
|Frankie Merrifield for Steven Gregory (80)|
|Charlie Strutton (63)|
|Jake Reeves (68)|
|· Squads: AFC Wimbledon | Aldershot Town|