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AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Rochdale

Substitute Andy Barcham rescued a point in Wally Downes' first game as AFC Wimbledon boss after they were held 1-1 by Rochdale.

Barcham rifled in from the edge of the box to cancel out Calvin Andrew's first-half effort, which keeps the Dons second from bottom in League One.

The hosts started brightly with Jake Jervis having a penalty appeal waved away and Will Nightingale heading straight at Josh Lillis moments later.

Rochdale started to dominate and, on 35 minutes, took the lead. Joseph Rafferty skipped down the right wing before fizzing in a cross, which was bundled in by Andrew.

The Dons returned after the break with a renewed vigour and almost instantly levelled, but Hanson headed over from six yards and a deflected Scott Wagstaff volley was palmed away by Lillis.

As the rain swept in Wimbledon were prodding and probing trying to find a way back into the game and just before 70 minutes they equalised. A long throw into the box fell to Barcham who fired in from 20 yards.

Hanson then almost put the hosts ahead but shot straight at Lillis after racing through one-on-one.

Andrew nearly stole it for Rochdale at the death, but an excellent save from Joe McDonnell low to his left ensure the spoils were shared.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 24McDonnell
  • 2Watson
  • 5Nightingale
  • 26McDonald
  • 3PurringtonBooked at 81mins
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hartigan
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forWordsworthat 45'minutes
  • 11Pinnock
  • 18Hanson
  • 10JervisSubstituted forBarchamat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 6Thomas
  • 14Trotter
  • 17Barcham
  • 20Sibbick
  • 39Pigott
  • 40Wordsworth

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 5Delaney
  • 16Done
  • 25AdsheadSubstituted forRathboneat 73'minutes
  • 8WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 17PerkinsSubstituted forGillamat 78'minutes
  • 27CannonSubstituted forInmanat 55'minutes
  • 9Andrew
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 11Williams
  • 14Rathbone
  • 19Inman
  • 24Norman
  • 28Morley
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,988

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Rochdale 1.

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon).

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Booking

M.J. Williams (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tennai Watson (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Foul by Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon).

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon).

Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matthew Gillam replaces David Perkins.

Tennai Watson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone replaces Daniel Adshead.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Rochdale 1. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mitchell Pinnock.

Hand ball by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Andy Barcham replaces Jake Jervis.

Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bradden Inman replaces Andrew Cannon because of an injury.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth20145134151947
2Luton21125441212041
3Sunderland19117139182140
4Peterborough21116438261239
5Barnsley20105534201435
6Doncaster2110563426835
7Charlton2010463224834
8Blackpool209742519634
9Wycombe218763028231
10Walsall218672329-630
11Coventry218582225-329
12Accrington207762224-228
13Fleetwood217682823527
14Burton208392628-227
15Southend2182112528-326
16Gillingham2173113134-324
17Shrewsbury216692427-324
18Rochdale216692839-1124
19Oxford Utd215792733-622
20Scunthorpe2156102944-1521
21Bristol Rovers2145121725-817
22Plymouth2145122440-1617
23Wimbledon2143141531-1615
24Bradford2143141839-2115
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