February 26, 2013
Dons back in drop zone with point
Harry Pell's strike secured a point but AFC Wimbledon fell back into the League Two relegation zone as they were held 1-1 at home by bottom side Plymouth.
Jason Banton's superb solo effort on the counter had put the visitors in front midway through the first half but the Dons responded immediately as Pell found space to bundle home.
After the break it was the hosts who looked the more likely winners, Pell and Sammy Moore both going close as Argyle held out valiantly.
Banton gave the visitors the lead In the 26th minute as Pell was caught in possession, allowing Reuben Reid to release the youngster who finished clinically on his left side for his third goal of the season.
But just two minutes later the Dons were level, Pell making up for his mistake by volleying home his first goal for the club after Argyle failed to clear their lines.
Ronan Murray missed a golden chance to put Argyle back in front before the break but it was Neal Ardley's side who dominated after the interval.
Substitute Jessie Darko fired narrowly over while Moore's volley forced a fine save from Jake Cole but Argyle held on in the end for what could prove to be a vital point.
|AFC Wimbledon||Plymouth Argyle|
|35 Neil Sullivan||1 Jake Cole|
|39 Alan Bennett||5 Guy Branston|
|5 Pim Balkestein||26 Anthony Charles|
|6 Mat Mitchell-King||14 Onismor Bhasera|
|44 Chris Hussey||4 Maximo Blanchard|
|8 Sammy Moore||10 Lee Cox|
|12 Harry Pell||6 Conor Hourihane|
|28 Gary Alexander||19 Jason Banton|
|10 Jack Midson||24 Reuben Reid|
|11 Luke Moore||28 Ronan Murray|
|9 Brennan Dickenson||18 Gozie Ugwu|
|33 Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz||Ollie Chenoweth 13|
|3 Warren Cummings||Jamie Richards 23|
|7 Stacy Long||Paul Wotton 15|
|18 Brendan Kiernan||Luke Young 8|
|16 Kevin Sainte-Luce||Andres Gurrieri 27|
|21 Charlie Strutton||Nick Chadwick 9|
|14 Jessie Darco||Paris Cowan Hall 7|
|Jessie Darco for Brennan Dickenson (46)||Jamie Richards for Jason Banton (33)|
|Kevin Sainte-Luce for Luke Moore (70)||Nick Chadwick for Gozie Ugwu (65)|
|Jamie Richards (85)|
|Paris Cowan Hall (90)|
|· Squads: AFC Wimbledon | Plymouth Argyle|