League Two
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AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Bristol Rovers

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:

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Post-match: Wimbledon boss Ardley

"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:

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Post-match: Bristol Rovers' Clarke

"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."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 36Richards
  • 27Morris
  • 14Antwi
  • 28Jones
  • 7Francomb
  • 12Pell
  • 10MidsonSubstituted forWykeat 86'minutes
  • 37AppiahSubstituted forHyltonat 66'minutes
  • 4SweeneySubstituted forSainte-Luceat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hylton
  • 11Moore
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown
  • 26Wyke
  • 29Nicholson

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 29McChrystalBooked at 72mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 30LockyerSubstituted forSantosat 45'minutes
  • 24O Clarke
  • 25ClucasSubstituted forGillespieat 57'minutes
  • 39Mohamed
  • 9Harrold
  • 32O'Toole

Substitutes

  • 7Clarkson
  • 8Gillespie
  • 17Harrison
  • 19Beardsley
  • 20Gough
  • 33Santos
  • 34Keary
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
4,322

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.
Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Steven Gillespie (Bristol Rovers).
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Tom Richards.
Hand ball by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.
Attempt saved. Steven Gillespie (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).
Kaid Mohamed (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Charlie Wyke replaces Jack Midson.
Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Steven Gillespie (Bristol Rovers).
Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Darren Jones (AFC Wimbledon).
Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).
Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).
Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.
Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).
Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon).
Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Danny Hylton replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Peter Sweeney.
Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).
Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).
Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Steven Gillespie replaces Seanan Clucas.
Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Matt Harrold.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.
Attempt saved. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Substitution

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

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Bristol Rovers 0.
Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).
Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).
Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.
Attempt blocked. Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.
Attempt saved. Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale41229102575
2Scunthorpe41191842575
3Chesterfield41191482671
4Fleetwood41208131368
5Burton4118149668
6Southend411614111362
7York41151511860
8Oxford Utd41151412659
9Plymouth40151015-155
10Dag & Red41131513-154
11Bury41121712553
12Mansfield41131414-953
13Cheltenham41121514-851
14Newport40121414-450
15Hartlepool41131018-149
16Accrington41121316-349
17Wimbledon41121316-649
18Morecambe41121217-1448
19Portsmouth41111515-1548
20Exeter41121118-647
21Bristol Rovers41111416-847
22Wycombe41111317-746
23Northampton41101318-2043
24Torquay419923-2436
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