Keeper Steve Mildenhall made numerous saves to deny Wimbledon and earn Bristol Rovers a point towards their bid for League Two survival.

Mildenhall made three crucial stops from Jack Midson, most notably when blocking a point-blank effort.

Dons midfielder George Francombe's shot was blocked by Lee Brown.

And Rovers had a penalty appeal turned down when Matt Harold was pulled by Darren Jones, but the draw puts them four points clear of the drop zone.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"I'm disappointed we didn't win the game as I thought we were the better team.

"We work hard at being an attacking team and today we had 33 crosses and 15 attempts. You'd like to think one of those would go in.

"The season hasn't gone as we hoped. We'd like to have been further up.

"Our little confidence lapse in front of goal this last three to four months has probably cost us the 12-14 points that would have [put us] in the play offs."

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's a point, a point closer to where we need to be at. I thought first half we were not really at it.

"So I changed things around rather than wait and wait. I changed things at half-time and I think we looked better going forward in the second half

"They will probably count themselves unfortunate to not have won the game but we have dug in and it's tense - you can see that from the players

"The way it is at the minute the players are tense, they're edgy, they don't want to make mistakes. But we need more and we know we need more, we have to be better."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller
  • 36 Richards
  • 27 Morris
  • 14 Antwi
  • 28 Jones
  • 07 Francomb
  • 12 Pell
  • 10 Midson (Wyke - 86' )
  • 37 Appiah (Hylton - 66' )
  • 04 Sweeney (Sainte-Luce - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Hylton
  • 11 Moore
  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 19 Arthur
  • 22 Brown
  • 26 Wyke
  • 29 Nicholson

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 14 Brown
  • 29 McChrystal Booked
  • 06 Parkes
  • 30 Lockyer (Santos - 45' )
  • 24 Clarke
  • 25 Clucas (Gillespie - 57' )
  • 39 Mohamed
  • 09 Harrold
  • 32 O'Toole

Substitutes

  • 07 Clarkson
  • 08 Gillespie
  • 17 Harrison
  • 19 Beardsley
  • 20 Gough
  • 33 Santos
  • 34 Keary
Ref: Tim Robinson
Att: 4,322

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

3 2

Corners

9 3

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

90:00 +3:38

Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:38

Foul by Steven Gillespie (Bristol Rovers).

90:00 +2:55

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Tom Richards.

90:00 +1:47

Hand ball by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

90:00 +0:59

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

89:08

Attempt saved. Steven Gillespie (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:24

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

88:24

Kaid Mohamed (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:30

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Smith.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Charlie Wyke replaces Jack Midson.

80:27

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:27

Foul by Steven Gillespie (Bristol Rovers).

79:22

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

75:12

Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

74:28

Attempt saved. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

73:09

Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).

73:09

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:04 Booking

Booking Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

71:00

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:00

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

69:17

Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).

69:17

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:23

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

67:27

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

67:27

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:48

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:15

Foul by Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon).

66:15

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Danny Hylton replaces Kwesi Appiah.

65:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Peter Sweeney.

64:07

Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:07

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

63:08

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

60:23

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

60:23

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Steven Gillespie replaces Seanan Clucas.

54:47

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:47

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

52:06

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Harrold.

51:44

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

51:23

Attempt saved. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces Tom Lockyer because of an injury.

45:00 +5:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

45:00 +4:07

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

45:00 +4:07

Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +3:21

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

43:35

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

42:44

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

42:44

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

40:15

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

39:00

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

38:33

Attempt blocked. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:08

Attempt blocked. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

34:49

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

30:42

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

29:58

Attempt saved. Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:25

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

23:51

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:46

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

21:46

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:19

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

20:18

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

18:27

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:27

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

17:13

Attempt saved. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

16:17

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Lee Brown.

15:48

Hand ball by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

13:41

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

13:41

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:53

Delay in match Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

8:00

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:57

Foul by Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers).

6:39

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

5:30

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:30

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

0:30

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Will Antwi.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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