August 24, 2013
King Arthur completes Dons comeback
Chris Arthur grabbed a dramatic late winner as AFC Wimbledon came from 2-0 down to beat Scunthorpe 3-2 in League Two and end Town's unbeaten start to the season.
The visitors took the lead when Sam Winnall fired home from close range after Dons keeper Ross Worner parried Chris Iwelumo's shot, having dropped a near-post cross.
Charlie Sheringham wasted a golden opportunity midway through the first half after Niall Canavan handled in the box and his resulting penalty was well saved by Sam Slocombe low down to his right.
The visitors took full advantage on the half-hour when Iwelumo met Andy Welsh's far-post cross from the left with a thumping header into the roof of the net.
However, Wimbledon pulled one back on 62 minutes when Michael Smith fired home his first Dons goal since signing on loan from Charlton and Harry Pell levelled with a thumping low strike from 18 yards after Scunthorpe failed to clear their lines.
Scunthorpe thought they had won it late on but Winnall's effort was ruled out for offside before Dons substitute Arthur drilled home with three minutes to go to complete a stunning comeback.
|AFC Wimbledon||Scunthorpe United|
|1 Ross Warner||1 Sam Slocombe|
|5 Andy Frampton||3 Andy Dawson|
|24 Rhys Weston||5 David Mirfin|
|2 Barry Fuller||18 Eddie Nolan|
|3 Callum Kennedy||6 Niall Canavan|
|11 Luke Moore||7 Matthew Sparrow|
|18 Charlie Sheringham||11 Andrew Welsh|
|8 Sammy Moore||19 Michael Collins|
|21 George Porter||14 Terry Hawkridge|
|12 Harry Pell||9 Chris Iwelumo|
|9 Michael Smith||29 Sam Winnall|
|22 Sebastien Brown||James Severn 13|
|7 George Francomb||Christian Ribeiro 2|
|15 Jim Fenlon||Callum Howe 20|
|4 Peter Sweeney||Etienne Esajas 10|
|19 Chris Arthur||Sean McAllister 4|
|16 Kevin Sainte-Luce||Deon Burton 8|
|10 Jack Midson||James Spencer 28|
|Chris Arthur for Callum Kennedy (62)||Sean McAllister for Michael Collins (43)|
|Jack Midson for Charlie Sheringham (63)||James Spencer for Andrew Welsh (68)|
|Kevin Sainte-Luce for George Porter (85)||Etienne Esajas for Sam Winnall (90)|
|Harry Pell (24)||Niall Canavan (72)|
|Sammy Moore (71)||Sean McAllister (86)|
|Andy Frampton (83)|
|· Squads: AFC Wimbledon | Scunthorpe United|