League Two
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AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Newport County

Aaron O'Connor in action against Wimbledon

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."

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 15FenlonSubstituted forArthurat 45'minutes
  • 8Moore
  • 28Jones
  • 5Frampton
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forMooreat 90+1'minutes
  • 27Morris
  • 10Midson
  • 37Appiah
  • 29NicholsonSubstituted forHyltonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Sweeney
  • 9Hylton
  • 11Moore
  • 12Pell
  • 14Antwi
  • 19Arthur
  • 22Brown

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 18Jackson
  • 13SandellBooked at 90mins
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forChapmanat 77'minutes
  • 20FeelyBooked at 66mins
  • 16Blake
  • 11Zebroski
  • 4Porter
  • 45HoweSubstituted forO'Connorat 64'minutes
  • 23JolleySubstituted forWillmottat 77'minutes
  • 8MinshullBooked at 48mins

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 3Hughes
  • 7Chapman
  • 10O'Connor
  • 12Willmott
  • 14Jeffers
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,398

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Newport County 2.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

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

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces George Francomb.

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

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Darren Jones.

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

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

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

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

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

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Robbie Willmott replaces Christian Jolley.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Adam Chapman replaces Michael Flynn.

Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Christian Jolley.

Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Goal!

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

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

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Aaron Morris (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Danny Hylton (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

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

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

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

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

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe43192042577
2Chesterfield43201582775
3Rochdale43229121975
4Fleetwood43219131472
5Burton42181410568
6Southend431714121565
7York43161611964
8Oxford Utd43161413762
9Plymouth43161017-658
10Bury43131812957
11Dag & Red43141514-357
12Mansfield43141514-657
13Newport43131515-354
14Wimbledon43131416-553
15Cheltenham43121615-952
16Accrington43121516-351
17Portsmouth42121515-1251
18Morecambe43121417-1450
19Hartlepool42131019-249
20Exeter43121318-649
21Wycombe43111418-947
22Bristol Rovers42111417-947
23Northampton43111418-1947
24Torquay4310924-2439
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