AFC Wimbledon earned their first league point under manager Neal Ardley as they drew against Fleetwood.

Ardley saw his side fall behind when Steven Gillespie finished off a flowing counter attack following a Dons corner.

However the visitors pulled level when Byron Harrison headed home Rashid Yussuff's pin-point free-kick.

The Cod Army pressed for a late winner, but David Ball and Barry Nicholson spurned fine chances as both sides had to settle for a point.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London 94.9:

"I would have enjoyed it more if we had nicked a second goal late on.

"We keep falling behind in games but today we showed a little bit of courage.

"We pressed them really well and got back in the game I'm really, really pleased with the boys."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 03 Howell
  • 12 Brown (Milligan - 84' )
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 28 Mawene
  • 33 Edwards
  • 10 Fowler
  • 20 Johnson (Nicholson - 46' )
  • 19 Gillespie
  • 26 Ball
  • 32 Barkh'zen (McGuire - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Maxwell
  • 13 Goodall
  • 08 Milligan
  • 11 Nicholson
  • 18 McGuire
  • 31 Kinsella
  • 17 Titchiner

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Osano
  • 15 Fenlon Booked (Haynes-Brown - 74' )
  • 24 Francomb
  • 29 Antwi
  • 30 Mambo
  • 07 Long
  • 08 S Moore (Yussuff - 20' )
  • 28 Gregory Booked
  • 09 Harrison
  • 10 Midson

Substitutes

  • 33 Jaimez-Ruiz
  • 04 Harris
  • 22 Haynes-Brown
  • 12 Jolley
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 11 L Moore
  • 21 Strutton
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 2,547

Match Stats

Shots

7 19

On target

5 8

Corners

3 7

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:30 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rashid Yussuff on Jamie Milligan. Direct free kick taken by Scott Davies.

90:00 +2:25

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the right by-line, clearance by Seb Brown.

90:00 +2:11

Lee Fowler sends in a cross, clearance by Curtis Haynes-Brown.

90:00 +0:59

Byron Harrison takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

90:00 +0:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by George Francomb played to the near post.

90:00 +0:13

George Francomb takes a shot. Rob Edwards gets a block in.

89:49

George Francomb takes a shot. Scott Davies gets a block in.

88:49

Stacy Long takes the direct free kick.

87:33

Unfair challenge on Jack Midson by Youl Mawene results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

87:04

Jack Midson concedes a free kick for a foul on Youl Mawene. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

86:03

Curtis Haynes-Brown crosses the ball.

85:17

David Ball takes a shot. Save made by Seb Brown.

84:14

The ball is swung over by Conor McLaughlin, clearance made by Curtis Osano.

83:39 Substitution

Substitution (Fleetwood Town) makes a substitution, with Jamie Milligan coming on for Junior Brown.

81:36

The ball is swung over by Conor McLaughlin.

80:44

David Ball takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

80:05

Rashid Yussuff crosses the ball, Rob Edwards makes a clearance.

79:26

Curtis Haynes-Brown produces a cross, Rashid Yussuff takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Davies.

77:45

Barry Nicholson takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Junior Brown misses to the right of the goal.

77:32

Steven Gillespie crosses the ball, Yado Mambo gets a block in.

75:58

Jack Midson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

75:04

Rashid Yussuff has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

74:50

George Francomb produces a cross, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.

73:41 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Haynes-Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jim Fenlon.

73:41

Foul by Jamie McGuire on Stacy Long, free kick awarded. Stacy Long restarts play with the free kick.

72:57

Steven Gregory has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

71:47 Booking

Booking Jim Fenlon is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

69:57

David Ball takes a shot. Blocked by Will Antwi.

69:40

The ball is delivered by George Francomb, save by Scott Davies.

64:33

Effort on goal by Stacy Long from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

64:07

Stacy Long produces a cross, clearance made by Rob Edwards.

63:03

The referee blows for offside. Seb Brown takes the free kick.

61:54

Conor McLaughlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Midson. Will Antwi restarts play with the free kick.

61:09

Rashid Yussuff provided the assist for the goal.

61:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Byron Harrison - Fleetwood 1 - 1 Wimbledon Byron Harrison scores a headed goal from inside the area. Fleetwood Town 1-1 AFC Wimbledon.

59:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Harrison by Dean Howell. Rashid Yussuff has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

57:58

Jack Midson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

57:43

Byron Harrison takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

56:10

Steven Gillespie fouled by Will Antwi, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Howell delivers the ball, Jamie McGuire takes a shot.

55:30

Effort from inside the area by Jack Midson misses to the left of the target.

54:34

George Francomb has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

53:22

Foul by Rashid Yussuff on Steven Gillespie, free kick awarded. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

53:22 Booking

Booking Steven Gregory shown a yellow card.

53:14

Steven Gregory gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson. Dean Howell takes the free kick.

51:48

Jim Fenlon produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

49:23

Stacy Long delivers the ball, save made by Scott Davies.

48:03

Steven Gregory gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson. Dean Howell takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Barry Nicholson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Damien Johnson.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Tom Barkhuizen goes off and Jamie McGuire comes on.

45:00 +3:11 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:06

Lee Fowler concedes a free kick for a foul on Rashid Yussuff. Yado Mambo takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:40

A cross is delivered by Jack Midson.

45:00 +0:57

The ball is sent over by Rashid Yussuff, Damien Johnson gets a block in.

44:44

Unfair challenge on Yado Mambo by David Ball results in a free kick. Will Antwi takes the free kick.

44:03

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by George Francomb, Will Antwi produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

43:39

Corner taken by George Francomb, Scott Davies makes a save.

43:24

Steven Gregory takes a shot. Lee Fowler gets a block in.

42:54

Conor McLaughlin challenges Jack Midson unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Francomb crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Lee Fowler.

37:21

Inswinging corner taken by George Francomb.

36:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Damien Johnson.

36:22

The official flags David Ball offside. Free kick taken by Seb Brown.

35:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Johnson by Rashid Yussuff. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

34:19

Foul by Steven Gillespie on Seb Brown, free kick awarded. Seb Brown takes the free kick.

33:39

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Fowler, save made by Seb Brown.

31:40

Shot from 12 yards from David Ball. Save by Seb Brown.

30:42

Curtis Osano concedes a free kick for a foul on Junior Brown. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

30:16

The ball is swung over by Tom Barkhuizen.

27:04

A cross is delivered by Tom Barkhuizen.

24:44

The ball is crossed by Jim Fenlon.

22:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youl Mawene by Byron Harrison. Free kick taken by Rob Edwards.

21:54

Curtis Osano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Gillespie. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.

20:05

Foul by Lee Fowler on Stacy Long, free kick awarded. Yado Mambo restarts play with the free kick.

19:09 Substitution

Substitution Rashid Yussuff replaces Sammy Moore.

17:53

The ball is swung over by Curtis Osano, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Byron Harrison misses to the left of the goal.

17:35

Sammy Moore fouled by Junior Brown, the ref awards a free kick. George Francomb takes the direct free kick.

12:49

The referee penalises Steven Gillespie for handball. Direct free kick taken by Yado Mambo.

12:20

Steven Gregory takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Gillespie.

10:54

Curtis Osano fouled by Steven Gillespie, the ref awards a free kick. George Francomb delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

9:49

The assist for the goal came from David Ball.

9:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Gillespie - Fleetwood 1 - 0 Wimbledon Steven Gillespie scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fleetwood Town 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

8:59

George Francomb takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Damien Johnson.

8:16

Conor McLaughlin produces a cross.

7:20

George Francomb takes a shot. Save made by Scott Davies.

5:48

Byron Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Youl Mawene. Rob Edwards takes the free kick.

3:59

Steven Gregory crosses the ball.

3:42

Steven Gregory takes a shot. Blocked by Conor McLaughlin.

3:21

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the right by-line, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.

3:08

George Francomb sends in a cross, Dean Howell gets a block in.

2:26

Foul by Steven Gregory on Junior Brown, free kick awarded. Dean Howell crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Seb Brown.

1:13

Conor McLaughlin delivers the ball.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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