Sammy Moore scored a stoppage-time equaliser as 10-man AFC Wimbledon denied struggling Northampton a win.

The away side took a first-half lead when Tom Richards crossed for George Francomb to finish well.

After Jack Midson handled inside the box and was sent off, the Cobblers equalised through a Darren Carter penalty and the midfielder then curled a shot into the bottom corner.

But deep in injury-time, Moore got on to Alan Bennett's cross to earn a draw.

The result means Northampton are two points from safety in League Two, with both Portsmouth and Wycombe on 42 points.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"When people score that late against you, it feels like a defeat.

"We should've been a lot better in possession, but we've had chances to score and we haven't taken them.

"If you can't put teams to bed then you run the risk of this type of thing happening.

"We're working extremely hard to bring in another forward before Thursday's loan deadline, because we need to give Emile Sinclair and Alan Connell a bit more support."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 29 Robertson (Horwood - 58' )
  • 34 Ravenhill
  • 23 Diamond
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11 Hackett Booked
  • 04 Carter
  • 07 Sinclair
  • 18 Connell (C. López - 57' )
  • 35 Dickenson (Morris - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Morris
  • 10 C. López
  • 12 Tozer
  • 13 Snedker
  • 17 Deegan
  • 24 Toney
  • 25 Horwood

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller
  • 36 Richards
  • 08 Moore
  • 05 Frampton (Antwi - 75' )
  • 06 Bennett
  • 07 Francomb (Arthur - 81' )
  • 27 Morris Booked
  • 26 Wyke (Moore - 75' )
  • 10 Midson Dismissed
  • 35 Collins Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Sweeney
  • 11 Moore
  • 12 Pell
  • 14 Antwi
  • 19 Arthur
  • 22 Brown
  • 29 Nicholson
Ref: Michael Bull
Att: 3,812

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

4 3

Corners

7 4

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Northampton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 2.

90:00 +8:46 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 2.

90:00 +8:13

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

90:00 +7:57

Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

90:00 +6:43

Hand ball by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

90:00 +5:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 2. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alan Bennett.

90:00 +3:20

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Chris Hackett.

90:00 +1:06 Booking

Booking Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:55

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:55

Foul by Will Antwi (AFC Wimbledon).

88:41 Booking

Booking Michael Collins (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

88:36

Ian Morris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:36

Foul by Michael Collins (AFC Wimbledon).

87:38

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Aaron Morris.

85:21

Attempt saved. Luke Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

84:11

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

81:13

Attempt missed. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

80:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Chris Arthur replaces George Francomb.

79:34

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

79:34

Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:20

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

79:20

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 1. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces Charlie Wyke.

74:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Will Antwi replaces Andrew Frampton.

73:42

Foul by Cristian (Northampton Town).

73:42

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:58

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

66:56

Attempt missed. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66:03

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

66:03

Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:11

Attempt missed. Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

64:37

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

63:43

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

63:43

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:51

Foul by Cristian (Northampton Town).

62:51

Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:03

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

60:39

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Alan Bennett.

60:03

Ian Morris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:03

Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

59:13

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

59:13

Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Evan Horwood replaces Gregor Robertson.

57:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Ian Morris replaces Brennan Dickenson.

57:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Cristian replaces Alan Connell.

54:16

Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:16

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

53:30

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:30

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

50:42 Booking

Booking Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

50:38

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

50:38

Michael Collins (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:41

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

48:41

Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Northampton Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

45:00 +4:36 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Northampton Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

45:00 +4:12

Attempt missed. Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00 +3:26

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Andrew Frampton.

41:25

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

41:25

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:04

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

34:07

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

34:07

Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:53

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:53

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

31:37

Attempt saved. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

27:35 Dismissal

Dismissal Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the red card for hand ball.

26:02

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

25:15

Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:15

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

22:41

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

21:39

Attempt saved. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:18

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:18

Foul by Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon).

13:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 0, AFC Wimbledon 1. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Richards.

12:17

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

10:44

Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

9:57

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

5:43

Foul by Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town).

5:43

Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:00

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:56

Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

1:24

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Leon McSweeney.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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