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AFC Wimbledon 4-3 Cheltenham Town

Jack Midson's goal deep into injury time sealed a remarkable comeback for AFC Wimbledon against Cheltenham.

Troy Brown's header and Jermaine McGlashan's close-range finish put Cheltenham 2-0 ahead.

The hosts scored three times in three minutes, Midson setting up the first for Danny Hylton, who then provided the assist for Jake Nicholson's equaliser.

Hylton rounded the keeper for 3-2, only for Cheltenham's Jason Taylor to level, before Midson won it from close range.

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Post-match: AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC Radio London 94.9:

"When we went 2-0 down, you start to fear the worse.

"The players, they need me. I'm going to try and stay positive for them.

"I'm a nightmare, I never switch off. I don't stop thinking about my job - we've got a tough week but its been a good start to it."

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Mark Yates: Cheltenham Town manager on defeat at AFC Wimbledon

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"That was probably our best performance of the season, bar the three goals in three minutes. I'm fuming, but it probably sums up our season."

"It's really frustrating, and it's hard to understand to be honest, but we've gifted them goals.

"At 3-3 you'd take a point, but to concede again, just sums us up. All their goals were self inflicted and I'm a bit stuck for words."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 36RichardsSubstituted forArthurat 54'minutes
  • 4SweeneySubstituted forNicholsonat 45'minutes
  • 28JonesBooked at 33mins
  • 5Frampton
  • 7Francomb
  • 8MooreBooked at 50mins
  • 26Wyke
  • 10Midson
  • 35CollinsBooked at 28minsSubstituted forHyltonat 67'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bennett
  • 9Hylton
  • 11Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 29Nicholson

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 20Jombati
  • 25NobleSubstituted forVincentat 78'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 4TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 8Deering
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 43mins
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 44mins
  • 14Richards

Substitutes

  • 7Cureton
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 32Brundle
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,670

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Cheltenham Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 4, Cheltenham Town 3.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 4, Cheltenham Town 3. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller with a cross.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sam Deering.

Booking

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon).

Michael Ihiekwe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Ashley Vincent replaces David Noble.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andrew Frampton.

Hand ball by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Cheltenham Town 3. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Cheltenham Town 2. Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Cheltenham Town 2. Jake Nicholson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Cheltenham Town 2. Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sammy Moore.

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Danny Hylton replaces Michael Collins.

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

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

Jake Nicholson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

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

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matthew Richards.

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

Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Chris Arthur replaces Tom Richards.

Attempt missed. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Cheltenham Town 2. Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Byron Harrison with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale382171061392270
2Scunthorpe381717459372268
3Chesterfield391813861362567
4Fleetwood38187135445961
5Burton38161394137461
6Oxford Utd381514949371259
7York381413114538755
8Plymouth381510134342155
9Southend381314114436853
10Dag & Red381214124747050
11Hartlepool381310154441349
12Newport371212134649-348
13Cheltenham381115124551-648
14Morecambe381212144556-1148
15Wimbledon381211154045-547
16Accrington381112154649-345
17Exeter381111164549-444
18Mansfield381014143750-1344
19Bury37916124243-143
20Bristol Rovers371013143440-643
21Wycombe381012163947-842
22Portsmouth38915143852-1442
23Northampton38912173149-1839
24Torquay3899203556-2136
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