January 12, 2013
Super-sub McClure denies Dons
Matt McClure stepped off the substitutes' bench to rescue a point for Wycombe in a 2-2 draw and deny relegation-threatened Wimbledon their third win on the spin.
Wycombe went ahead through Jo Kuffour, but West Ham loanee Paul McCallum levelled and added his fourth goal in three games to put the Dons ahead.
But a lucky goal from McClure 18 minutes from time rescued a point for a Wycombe side, who have lost only two of their last 10 league games under player-manager Gareth Ainsworth.
Kuffour put the visitors ahead early on, turning with his back to goal and firing in for only his second league goal of the season.
McCallum made it three goals in as many games for the Dons, blasting in from close range to level just seven minutes after going behind.
A combination of the crossbar and Wycombe goalkeeper Jordan Archer denied McCallum his second, his flicked effort nearly creeping in.
And Wimbledon's star man struck again after 41 minutes, turning expertly in the box to blast past Archer and give the Dons the lead.
Joel Grant tried to find a way back for Wycombe, but flashed his shot just wide as the visitors looked to be heading towards their eighth league defeat on the road.
And hat-trick hunting McCallum forced a reaction save from Archer as Wimbledon looked to seal the win before McClure's fortuitous late equaliser.
|AFC Wimbledon||Wycombe Wanderers|
|35 Neil Sullivan||36 Jordan Archer|
|29 Will Antwi||5 Dave Winfield|
|2 Curtis Osano||23 Michael Harryman|
|6 Mat Mitchell-King||18 Charles Dunne|
|31 Jonathan Meades||34 Kortney Hause|
|27 Daniel Sweeney||11 Sam Wood|
|7 Stacy Long||17 Joel Grant|
|11 Luke Moore||8 Stuart Lewis|
|38 Toby Ajala||28 Josh Scowen|
|10 Jack Midson||20 Dean Morgan|
|37 Paul McCallum||22 Jo Kuffour|
|33 Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz||Lee Harrison 21|
|5 Pim Balkestein||Marvin McCoy 19|
|44 Chris Hussey||Anthony Stewart 27|
|15 Jim Fenlon||Matthew Spring 9|
|18 Brendan Kiernan||Gareth Ainsworth 7|
|9 Byron Harrison||Bruno Andrade 12|
|19 Jason Prior||Matt McClure 29|
|Chris Hussey for Curtis Osano (46)||Bruno Andrade for Joel Grant (66)|
|Byron Harrison for Paul McCallum (73)||Matt McClure for Jo Kuffour (66)|
|Jason Prior for Jack Midson (88)|
|· Squads: AFC Wimbledon | Wycombe Wanderers|