Bottom-of-the-table AFC Wimbledon drew with high-flying Burton to extend their unbeaten league run to five games.

Gary Alexander, signed on loan from Crawley on deadline day , put the hosts in front when he turned home Pim Balkestein's lofted free-kick.

But the visitors' new signing, Michael Symes, levelled matters with a strike from the left side.

And despite Albion defender Zander Diamond seeing red for violent conduct, neither side could find a winner.

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AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"It should have been more. Did we do enough? Probably not, but they battled well and limited us to few chances."

"I've told some players that they have to stop playing their own game and start playing the game as a team and stick to the script."

"We can't afford to keep dropping points. It becomes a problem when people stop doing their jobs, but there is a bit of momentum there - but it's still not good enough."

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"I would have to see it again but I would be very surprised if Zander's headbutted Balkestein. I felt as though he went down slightly theatrically.

"If the referee has seen any sort of contact, obviously he's reacted to that - the way he went down.

"I was disappointed because there was a lot of tussling in the box and peoples arms around people.

"I think Zander was just trying to release himself a little bit, but I'd have to see it again."

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

7 5

Corners

8 2

Fouls

16 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:03 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +4:33

Pim Balkestein concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Kee. Direct free kick taken by Anthony O'Connor.

90:00 +2:25

Harry Pell concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Kee. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

90:00 +2:00

Jon Meades crosses the ball, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:04

Lee Bell fouled by Gary Alexander, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:08

Anthony O'Connor takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:08 Booking

Booking The referee shows Peter Sweeney a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:02

Peter Sweeney challenges Robbie Weir unfairly and gives away a free kick.

89:16

Pim Balkestein concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Kee. Anthony O'Connor takes the direct free kick.

87:29

Peter Sweeney takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Paul McCallum goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

87:06

Harry Pell takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Bell.

85:08

Peter Sweeney produces a cross, clearance by Marcus Holness.

83:17

Harry Pell takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

82:51

Anthony O'Connor crosses the ball.

81:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rashid Yussuff. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

79:10 Substitution

Substitution Rashid Yussuff comes on in place of Luke Moore.

78:34

Toby Ajala takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

77:10 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Holness comes on in place of Michael Symes.

76:55

Centre by Chris Hussey.

75:52

Gary Alexander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Sharps. Anthony O'Connor takes the free kick.

75:06 Dismissal

Dismissal Zander Diamond is sent off.

73:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Drury played to the near post.

73:03 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Wimbledon) makes a substitution, with Paul McCallum coming on for Jack Midson.

72:23

Gary Alexander challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

70:30

Zander Diamond takes a shot. Mat Mitchel-King gets a block in.

69:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony O'Connor by Gary Alexander. Anthony O'Connor takes the direct free kick.

69:11

Harry Pell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

67:21

Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Bell from right wing, clearance made by Pim Balkestein.

67:21 Booking

Booking Harry Pell booked for unsporting behaviour.

67:14

Unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Harry Pell results in a free kick.

65:28

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Sweeney, clearance by Ian Sharps.

64:37

Lee Bell takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Mat Mitchel-King.

63:45

Adam Drury delivers the ball, clearance made by Mat Mitchel-King.

59:35

Gary Alexander is caught offside. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

58:45

Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Moore from left wing, clearance by Lee Bell.

58:45 Booking

Booking Caution for Anthony O'Connor.

58:37

Unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Anthony O'Connor results in a free kick.

58:13

Jack Midson takes a shot. Aaron Webster gets a block in.

57:35

Jack Midson delivers the ball, clearance made by Robbie Weir.

56:27

Michael Symes takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

54:02

Corner taken right-footed by Jon Meades, Shot by Harry Pell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

51:30

Aaron Webster fouled by Toby Ajala, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

49:49

Aaron Webster sends in a cross, clearance by Chris Hussey.

47:38

The offside flag is raised against Gary Alexander. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

46:39

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

45:51

Foul by Jack Midson on Anthony O'Connor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Anthony O'Connor.

45:05 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Paterson.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:45

Adam Drury produces a cross, clearance by Pim Balkestein.

43:20

Mat Mitchel-King challenges Michael Symes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jacques Maghoma has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

42:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Midson. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

40:01

Shot from long range by Harry Pell misses to the left of the net.

35:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Symes - Wimbledon 1 - 1 Burton A goal is scored by Michael Symes from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Burton Albion.

34:53

The ball is crossed by Matthew Paterson, Pim Balkestein makes a clearance.

34:25

Robbie Weir sends in a cross, clearance by Pim Balkestein.

32:37

Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.

30:52

Harry Pell has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

30:25

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney played to the near post, clearance by Lee Bell.

29:53

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

29:40

Toby Ajala crosses the ball, Ian Sharps gets a block in.

29:09

Unfair challenge on Ian Sharps by Gary Alexander results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

28:21

The ball is swung over by Toby Ajala, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Gary Alexander misses to the right of the target.

27:55

Matthew Paterson is ruled offside. Jon Meades restarts play with the free kick.

26:01

Assist by Pim Balkestein.

26:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Alexander - Wimbledon 1 - 0 Burton Gary Alexander scores a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Burton Albion.

25:17

Chris Hussey fouled by Adam Drury, the ref awards a free kick. Pim Balkestein takes the free kick.

23:42

Michael Symes concedes a free kick for a foul on Pim Balkestein. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

23:19 Substitution

Substitution Adam Drury joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex MacDonald.

20:10

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luke Moore from left wing, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

20:10 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Alex MacDonald for unsporting behaviour.

20:03

Alex MacDonald challenges Chris Hussey unfairly and gives away a free kick.

17:46

Toby Ajala challenges Jacques Maghoma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex MacDonald has an effort direct from the free kick.

16:32

Jon Meades challenges Jacques Maghoma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Alex MacDonald, Jack Midson manages to make a clearance.

15:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Toby Ajala. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

13:25

Foul by Toby Ajala on Aaron Webster, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

12:12

Lee Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Midson. Jon Meades takes the direct free kick.

10:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Sweeney, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

10:30

Toby Ajala produces a cross, Ian Sharps gets a block in.

9:39

Unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Ian Sharps results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Peter Sweeney, Jacques Maghoma makes a clearance.

8:41

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Moore from the left by-line, Pim Balkestein takes a shot. Clearance made by Lee Bell.

8:27

Chris Hussey delivers the ball, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

5:23

Toby Ajala takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Webster.

3:31

Toby Ajala fouled by Lee Bell, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Peter Sweeney, Gary Alexander produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

1:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Toby Ajala. Mat Mitchel-King takes the free kick.

0:20

Alex MacDonald delivers the ball, Michael Symes takes a shot.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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