December 8, 2012
Long stings Bees
Stacy Long's late, deflected goal was enough to rescue AFC Wimbledon a 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers Barnet and leave the Bees rooted to the foot of the npower League Two table.
The Dons looked to be heading for a fourth straight defeat in all competitions after Jake Hyde headed the home side in front after 64 minutes.
Luke Moore wasted a great chance to level with 15 minutes to go but Long's strike from outside the box deflected past goalkeeper Graham Stack in the 84th minute to earn AFC Wimbledon a point.
Ricky Holmes almost opened the scoring inside the first minute only for visiting keeper Neil Sullivan to tip his curling shot over the crossbar at full stretch.
The Dons' best first-half chance came after 31 minutes with Curtis Osano beating three defenders and crossing only for his dangerous ball to be cleared off the line.
Barnet took the lead after 63 minutes when Hyde escaped his marker to head in Mark Byrne's corner before Moore, seeking an equaliser, fired into the side netting.
But just when it looked like Barnet would hold on, Long's 20-yard strike took a wicked deflection and found its way into the back of the net.
|29 Graham Stack||35 Neil Sullivan|
|30 David Stephenson||29 Will Antwi|
|2 Barry Fuller||2 Curtis Osano|
|32 Krystian Pearce||31 Jonathan Meades|
|26 Elliot Johnson||30 Yado Mambo|
|38 Edgar Davids||15 Jim Fenlon|
|8 Mark Byrne||7 Stacy Long|
|7 Oliver Lee||38 Toby Ajala|
|11 Ricky Holmes||10 Jack Midson|
|19 Jake Hyde||11 Luke Moore|
|34 George Barker||21 Charlie Strutton|
|18 Sam Cowler||Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz 33|
|35 Andy Iro||Warren Cummings 14|
|4 Clovis Kamdjo||Pim Balkestein 5|
|20 Curtis Weston||Mat Mitchell-King 6|
|15 Andy Yiadom||Kieron Djilali 34|
|37 Melvin Holwijn||Huw Johnson 17|
|10 Jon Nurse||Byron Harrison 9|
|Andy Yiadom for Edgar Davids (68)||Huw Johnson for Jonathan Meades (42)|
|Melvin Holwijn for George Barker (83)||Byron Harrison for Charlie Strutton (61)|
|Clovis Kamdjo for Oliver Lee (88)||Kieron Djilali for Luke Moore (80)|
|Mark Byrne (87)||Toby Ajala (23)|
|Ricky Holmes (90)|
|· Squads: Barnet | AFC Wimbledon|