AFC Wimbledon came back from two goals down to secure a point at home to Newport County in League Two.

Chris Zebroski's spectacular volley gave Newport the lead before Michael Flynn doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Christian Jolley was fouled.

Kwesi Appiah reduced the deficit after Newport failed to clear a free-kick.

George Francomb equalised for the hosts when his long-range effort took a deflection to beat Ian McLoughlin.

Newport County striker Aaron O'Connor came on as a second-half substitute to make his first appearance of the season after a lengthy injury lay-off.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm bitterly disappointed. I thought we were as good as we've been for a long while in the first half.

"From going 2-0 up we should have gone on to win the game comfortably.

"We've then put ourselves under pressure and allowed Wimbledon a big lift in the game which they hadn't worked hard for."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller
  • 15 Fenlon (Arthur - 45' )
  • 08 Moore
  • 28 Jones
  • 05 Frampton
  • 07 Francomb (Moore - 91' )
  • 27 Morris
  • 10 Midson
  • 37 Appiah
  • 29 Nicholson (Hylton - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Sweeney
  • 09 Hylton
  • 11 Moore
  • 12 Pell
  • 14 Antwi
  • 19 Arthur
  • 22 Brown

Newport County

  • 33 McLoughlin
  • 18 Jackson
  • 13 Sandell Booked
  • 17 Flynn (Chapman - 77' )
  • 20 Feely Booked
  • 16 Blake
  • 11 Zebroski
  • 04 Porter
  • 45 Howe (O'Connor - 64' )
  • 23 Jolley (Willmott - 77' )
  • 08 Minshull Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 03 Hughes
  • 07 Chapman
  • 10 O'Connor
  • 12 Willmott
  • 14 Jeffers
  • 24 Amadi-Holloway
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 4,398

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

3 4

Corners

7 7

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 2.

90:00 +5:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 2.

90:00 +4:31 Booking

Booking Andy Sandell (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:28

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

90:00 +4:28

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

90:00 +1:51

Attempt missed. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +1:14

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

90:00 +1:14

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces George Francomb.

89:30

Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:30

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

88:22

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Darren Jones.

88:16

Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

87:28

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

82:51

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

82:51

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:22

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:22

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

77:19

Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

76:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces Christian Jolley.

76:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Adam Chapman replaces Michael Flynn.

74:51

Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

74:51

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:44

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Christian Jolley.

70:45

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

70:45

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 2. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

68:00

Michael Flynn (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:59

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

66:23

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

66:23

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:55 Booking

Booking Kevin Feely (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

65:34

Attempt missed. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

64:43

Foul by Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon).

64:43

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Aaron O'Connor replaces Rene Howe.

62:51

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

61:11

Attempt missed. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) header from outside the box misses to the right.

60:49

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

60:49

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

60:15

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

60:15

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:52

Attempt missed. Max Porter (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

59:21

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Darren Jones.

58:05

Hand ball by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

57:08

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

54:59

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

54:30

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

50:35

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Darcy Blake.

50:12

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

49:41

Hand ball by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

48:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Newport County 2. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Francomb.

47:28 Booking

Booking Lee Minshull (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

47:25

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:25

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

46:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Newport County 2. Michael Flynn (Newport County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

45:41

Penalty conceded by Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:41

Penalty Newport County. Christian Jolley draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:00

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Newport County 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Chris Arthur replaces Jim Fenlon.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Danny Hylton replaces Jake Nicholson.

45:00 +1:29 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Newport County 1.

44:48

Attempt missed. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

44:08

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jim Fenlon.

43:35

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Andrew Frampton.

40:12

Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:12

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

39:07

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jim Fenlon.

38:41

Attempt blocked. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

37:15

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

37:15

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:47

Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:47

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

34:22

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

30:32

Andy Sandell (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:23

Foul by Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon).

29:38

Hand ball by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

27:02

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

26:30

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jim Fenlon.

26:17

Michael Flynn (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:17

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

24:05

Attempt missed. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

22:18

Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

20:27

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

20:06

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

20:06

Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:18

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:18

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

18:51

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

15:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Newport County 1. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

12:39

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

12:39

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:21

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

5:33

Attempt missed. Kevin Feely (Newport County) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

5:05

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ross Worner.

4:57

Attempt saved. Christian Jolley (Newport County) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

4:12

Hand ball by Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon).

3:43

Foul by Max Porter (Newport County).

3:43

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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