February 19, 2013
Dons denied by Ade
Adebayo Akinfenwa's penalty earned play-off chasing Northampton a 1-1 draw at AFC Wimbledon but the result did little to aid either side's cause.
The Dons took the lead through Alan Bennett's first-half header, his first goal since joining on a free transfer at the beginning of the month, but they remain rooted to the foot of the table.
Despite the delayed kick-off due to a power cut the hosts started brightly and broke the deadlock after 28 minutes.
Chris Hussey's in-swinging corner found Bennett at the back post and the centre-back headed home unmarked.
The goal sparked the visitors into life and almost immediately Roy O'Donovan fired a shot into the side-netting and Lewis Hornby saw a dipping volley fly just wide.
Akinfenwa had two efforts just after the break but Wimbledon were still a threat with Toby Ajala shooting straight at Lee Nicholls from close range.
But Northampton drew level after 75 minutes when O'Donovan collided with keeper Neil Sullivan and Akinfenwa slotted home his 17th goal of the season from the spot.
|AFC Wimbledon||Northampton Town|
|35 Neil Sullivan||21 Lee Nicholls|
|39 Alan Bennett||30 Clarke Carlisle|
|5 Pim Balkestein||5 Kelvin Langmead|
|44 Chris Hussey||6 Lee Collins|
|31 Jonathan Meades||2 John Johnson|
|27 Peter Sweeney||12 Ben Tozer|
|12 Harry Pell||3 Joe Widdowson|
|38 Toby Ajala||7 Ishmel Demontagnac|
|28 Gary Alexander||22 Lewis Hornby|
|10 Jack Midson||10 Adebayo Akinfenwa|
|11 Luke Moore||28 Roy O'Donovan|
|33 Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz||Dean Snedker 13|
|6 Mat Mitchell-King||Luke Guttridge 4|
|7 Stacy Long||Chris Hackett 11|
|8 Sammy Moore||Ben Harding 8|
|23 Rashid Yussuff||Emmanuel Oyeleke 23|
|16 Kevin Sainte-Luce||Clive Platt 9|
|21 Charlie Strutton||Jake Robinson 17|
|Sammy Moore for Peter Sweeney (15)||Chris Hackett for Lee Collins (60)|
|Kevin Sainte-Luce for Luke Moore (81)||Clive Platt for Ishmel Demontagnac (71)|
|Jake Robinson for Roy O'Donovan (80)|
|Gary Alexander (41)||Lee Collins (23)|
|Toby Ajala (84)||Lewis Hornby (57)|
|Joe Widdowson (65)|
|· Squads: AFC Wimbledon | Northampton Town|