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Doncaster Rovers 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon earned the point they needed to ensure League One survival as they drew 0-0 at Doncaster.

In a game of few chances, second-half substitute Kwesi Appiah twice went close late on for the visitors, but it was a case of job done for Neal Ardley's men.

Dean Parrett smashed a shot over the crossbar early on for Wimbledon, before Rovers goalkeeper Ian Lawlor comfortably saved Joe Pigott's header.

The hosts finally had their first shot at goal after 25 minutes, with Niall Mason lashing a drive well wide.

Alfie May had a shot blocked for Rovers, before Jon Meades fired narrowly wide at the other end.

After a tepid first half, the second 45 minutes started much brighter and Rovers almost took the lead when John Marquis' close-range header was saved by George Long.

Ben Whiteman forced Long into a decent save low to his left as Doncaster threatened to get on top.

Appiah, though, very nearly gave Wimbledon the lead with their first shot of the second half in the 75th minute but his clever hooked effort landed on top of Lawlor's net.

The same player went close again, with a 10-yard shot being diverted narrowly past Lawlor's left-hand post, before referee John Brooks brought the game to an end, sparking much jubilation amongst the 482 away fans.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 8Mason
  • 6Butler
  • 18Anderson
  • 17Blair
  • 16Houghton
  • 12WhitemanBooked at 17mins
  • 22BeestinSubstituted forKiwomyaat 60'minutes
  • 27Ben KhemisSubstituted forAmosat 75'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 19MaySubstituted forKongoloat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McCullough
  • 5Baudry
  • 7Kongolo
  • 13Marosi
  • 23Kiwomya
  • 38Morris
  • 39Amos

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 32Charles
  • 23Kennedy
  • 17BarchamBooked at 89mins
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forForresterat 73'minutes
  • 8Abdou
  • 3Meades
  • 33Taylor
  • 39PigottSubstituted forAppiahat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 9Appiah
  • 11Forrester
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
7,094

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by George Long.

Booking

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Danny Amos replaces Issam Ben Khemis.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Forrester replaces Dean Parrett.

Attempt saved. Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Issam Ben Khemis (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Joe Pigott.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alex Kiwomya replaces Alfie Beestin.

Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Issam Ben Khemis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Alex Kiwomya (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Blackburn452712680394193
3Shrewsbury452512860382287
4Rotherham452371572531976
5Scunthorpe4519161064491573
6Charlton452011145850871
7Plymouth451911155654268
8Peterborough4517131568581064
9Portsmouth45196205556-163
10Southend451711175862-462
11Bradford45188195666-1062
12Blackpool451515156054660
13Bristol Rovers451610196066-658
14Doncaster451317155251156
15Oxford Utd451511196064-456
16Fleetwood45159215768-1154
17Gillingham451217164553-853
18Walsall451313195364-1152
19Wimbledon451313194556-1152
20Oldham451116185673-1749
21Rochdale451018174857-948
22Northampton451210234175-3446
23MK Dons451012234269-2742
24Bury45811263969-3035
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