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Scunthorpe United 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Jimmy Abdou's second-half goal helped AFC Wimbledon rescue a point at Scunthorpe United on the opening day of the League One season.

Conor Townsend gave the hosts an early lead when he fired into the top corner after being played in by Josh Morris.

Abdou grabbed Wimbledon's equaliser midway through the second-half with a volley from the edge of the penalty area.

After Townsend had put the Iron ahead, Andy Barcham curled wide against his former club as the Dons tried to respond.

Cody McDonald slashed wide after latching onto Deji Oshilaja's pass and Barcham saw another effort blocked by debutant Rory McArdle.

After the break Abdou lashed a good chance over the bar, but made a better contact to level the contest after 67 minutes.

Lyle Taylor found the side-netting and Paul Robinson saw an effort parried away by Matt Gilks as the visitors sought a winner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Gilks
  • 21Burgess
  • 23McArdle
  • 5M Wallace
  • 2Clarke
  • 6Ojo
  • 12BishopSubstituted forMantomat 50'minutes
  • 3Townsend
  • 16Adelakun
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forvan Veenat 74'minutes
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forHolmesat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Mantom
  • 10van Veen
  • 14Hopper
  • 18Redmond
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 31Watson

Wimbledon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 6Robinson
  • 23KennedySubstituted forNightingaleat 84'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 8AbdouBooked at 68mins
  • 14TrotterSubstituted forParrettat 89'minutes
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 18Parrett
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 33Taylor
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,398

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Post update

    Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dean Parrett replaces Liam Trotter.

  7. Post update

    Delay in match Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

  10. Post update

    Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Will Nightingale replaces Callum Kennedy because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Hakeeb Adelakun.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11002023
2Oxford Utd11002023
3Portsmouth11002023
4Bradford11002113
5Peterborough11002113
6Southend11002113
7Bury11001013
8Charlton11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Wimbledon10101101
12Scunthorpe10101101
13Doncaster10100001
14Gillingham10100001
15Blackburn100112-10
16Blackpool100112-10
17Plymouth100112-10
18Bristol Rovers100101-10
19MK Dons100101-10
20Northampton100101-10
21Walsall100101-10
22Oldham100102-20
23Rochdale100102-20
24Rotherham100102-20
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