League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United0WimbledonAFC Wimbledon0
Alfie Potter
Alfie Potter was denied a third goal of the season by Wimbledon keeper James Shea

AFC Wimbledon halted a long run of defeats against Oxford with a hard-fought draw at the Kassam Stadium.

Oxford had won all eight previous games between the sides but defences were on top throughout their latest contest.

A brilliant goal-saving challenge by Oxford skipper Jake Wright denied Matt Tubbs, while Alfie Potter went close for the hosts when his shot from 20 yards was saved by keeper James Shea.

Both teams had been bidding for a third straight win.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We came here and we were brave. We went with three centre forwards and wanted to have a go at it and cause them problems.

"If you look at our performance, as a Wimbledon fan or part of the group, you'll see that they haven't had an attempt or troubled James Shea and we've had the best two chances of the game.

"To play three forwards and draw 0-0 is strange, but the boys have put in a fantastic shift after five games in two weeks."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 25Riley
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 34Holmes-Dennis
  • 11Potter
  • 16WhingBooked at 79mins
  • 29HowardSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 71'minutes
  • 7Rose
  • 10Hylton
  • 31RobertsSubstituted forBarnettat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Meades
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 19Collins
  • 21Crocombe
  • 27Barnett
  • 33Dunkley

Wimbledon

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 27Barrett
  • 6Bennett
  • 3Smith
  • 31SutherlandBooked at 21minsSubstituted forFrancombat 74'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 8Moore
  • 9Tubbs
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forOakleyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 7Francomb
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Nicholson
  • 21Beere
  • 23Oakley
  • 32Sweeney
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
5,443

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon).

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jack Smith.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Oakley replaces Adebayo Azeez.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

  11. Post update

    Adam Barrett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Booking

    Andrew Whing (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

  14. Post update

    Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Riley.

  16. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Riley.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).