February 2, 2013
New boys on target in stalemate
Gary Alexander announced his arrival to the AFC Wimbledon faithful by bagging a debut goal in a 1-1 draw against promotion-chasing Burton.
Alexander joined on loan from Crawley on deadline day and took less than half an hour to open his account.
However, another new signing, Michael Symes of Albion, ensured the points were shared.
The Dons pressed for a winner after the break but despite their opponents going down to 10 men when Zander Diamond was sent off, it ended all square.
Alexander opened the scoring with a simple finish after Pim Balkestein's lofted free-kick found him unmarked in the six-yard-box after 27 minutes.
Symes, also a deadline day signing from Leyton Orient, levelled the scores nine minutes later with a shot from the left side of the area.
Alexander went close again 10 minutes after the break and was then denied a golden chance to make it 2-1 when Toby Ajala ran the length of the pitch but failed to pick out the unmarked new signing.
Burton were then dealt a blow when captain Diamond was sent-off for head-butting Balkestein while forward for a 76th minute corner.
|AFC Wimbledon||Burton Albion|
|35 Neil Sullivan||13 Stuart Tomlinson|
|5 Pim Balkestein||24 Ian Sharps|
|6 Mat Mitchell-King||3 Aaron Webster|
|44 Chris Hussey||5 Alexander Diamond|
|31 Jonathan Meades||20 Anthony O'Connor|
|27 Peter Sweeney||23 Lee Bell|
|12 Harry Pell||19 Jacques Maghoma|
|38 Toby Ajala||8 Robbie Weir|
|28 Gary Alexander||30 Michael Symes|
|10 Jack Midson||26 Alexander MacDonald|
|11 Luke Moore||18 Matthew Paterson|
|33 Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz||Dean Lyness 16|
|3 Warren Cummings||Marcus Holness 21|
|15 Jim Fenlon||John McGrath 6|
|7 Stacy Long||Jimmy Phillips 17|
|23 Rashid Yussuff||Jack Dyer 22|
|37 Paul McCallum||Adam Drury 27|
|19 Jason Prior||Billy Kee 29|
|Paul McCallum for Jack Midson (74)||Adam Drury for Alexander MacDonald (24)|
|Rashid Yussuff for Luke Moore (80)||Billy Kee for Ariel Borysiuk (46)|
|Marcus Holness for Michael Symes (78)|
|Harry Pell (68)||Alexander MacDonald (21)|
|Peter Sweeney (90)||Anthony O'Connor (59)|
|Alexander Diamond (76)|
|· Squads: AFC Wimbledon | Burton Albion|