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AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Bury

Bottom side Bury came from behind to end their three-year stay in League One with a 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon.

Dons midfielder Dean Parrett put the hosts in front with a superb half-volley after Barry Fuller's long throw fell to him at the back post.

Kwesi Appiah doubled their advantage after 34 minutes, firing past the luckless Joe Murphy for his third goal for the club after hesitation in the Shakers' backline.

Captain Neil Danns brought Bury back into the game after 66 minutes, curling into the top corner after Dons goalkeeper George Long had come off his line to parry Jay O'Shea's deep cross.

Substitute Andy Barcham then struck the bar with a 20-yard volley for Neal Ardley's Dons, who ended the season seven games unbeaten.

However, the Shakers earned only their 11th away point of the campaign courtesy of George Miller, who met O'Shea's delivery to head home late on.

The game was soured by injuries to Dons' highly-rated leading scorer Lyle Taylor and 18-year-old Bury defender Ryan Cooney, who were both stretchered off after lengthy delays.

Bury only won once away from Gigg Lane in the league all season and struggled against the tempo of Wimbledon's play in the opening half.

Yet they almost completed the most unlikely of comeback victories in the 89th minute as Miller met Zeli Ismail's drilled cross into the box only to fire over the bar.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 6Robinson
  • 32Charles
  • 23Kennedy
  • 8Abdou
  • 19Soares
  • 18ParrettBooked at 77mins
  • 21KajaSubstituted forSamat 73'minutes
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forBarchamat 60'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forPigottat 32'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Meades
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 16Sam
  • 17Barcham
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
  • 39Pigott

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 5Thompson
  • 43Shotton
  • 28CooneySubstituted forNyaupembeat 65'minutes
  • 3Leigh
  • 31DannsSubstituted forAdamsat 90'minutes
  • 24Styles
  • 16Ismail
  • 26O'Shea
  • 25DaiSubstituted forTutteat 46'minutes
  • 19Miller

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 6O'Connell
  • 22Sang
  • 37Nyaupembe
  • 40Adams
  • 42Maloney
  • 46Hulme
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,770

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Bury 2.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Saul Shotton.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Lloyd Sam (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Adam Thompson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Dougie Nyaupembe.

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (AFC Wimbledon).

Joe Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Dougie Nyaupembe.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Joe Adams replaces Neil Danns because of an injury.

Attempt missed. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Zeli Ismail (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Bury 2. George Miller (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jay O'Shea with a cross.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt saved. Zeli Ismail (Bury) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Saul Shotton.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon).

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dougie Nyaupembe (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lloyd Sam (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Dougie Nyaupembe.

Attempt blocked. Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Lloyd Sam replaces Egli Kaja.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Bury 1. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Dougie Nyaupembe replaces Ryan Cooney because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Andy Barcham replaces Kwesi Appiah because of an injury.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Attempt saved. Zeli Ismail (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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3Shrewsbury462512960392187
4Rotherham462471573532079
5Scunthorpe4619171065501574
6Charlton462011155851771
7Plymouth461911165859-168
8Portsmouth46206205756166
9Peterborough461713166860864
10Southend461712175862-463
11Bradford46189195767-1063
12Blackpool461515166055560
13Bristol Rovers461611196066-659
14Fleetwood46169215968-957
15Doncaster461317165252056
16Oxford Utd461511206166-556
17Gillingham461317165055-556
18Wimbledon461314194758-1153
19Walsall461313205366-1352
20Rochdale461118174957-851
21Oldham461117185875-1750
22Northampton461211234377-3447
23MK Dons461112234369-2645
24Bury46812264171-3036
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