League One
Wimbledon1Bristol Rovers1

AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Ollie Clarke and Joe Piggott exchanged sublime strikes as Bristol Rovers rescued a draw against relegation rivals AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.

Piggott put the hosts ahead in the 22nd minute but Rovers, who started the day five points above fourth-bottom Wimbledon, levelled through Clarke 12 minutes from time.

The hosts created the better early chances and took the lead when Piggott picked up a beautiful disguised pass from Anthony Hartigan and swept the ball into the far corner of the net.

And Rovers would have been two behind if it had not been for a finger-tip save by Jack Bonham to keep out Steven Seddon's header and Tony Craig's goalline clearance as Anthony Wordsworth hammered his follow-up on target.

Rovers should have got their equaliser on the hour mark after the dancing feet of Clarke put Gavin Reilly through on goal but Aaron Ramsdale was equal to the Scotsman's shot.

But with 10 minutes to go Rovers got their goal as Clarke showed brilliant skill to shift the ball onto his left foot and bend his 20-yard strike beyond Ramsdale.

The last chance of a winner fell to Dons forward James Hanson but he could not direct Seddon's cross home.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 5NightingaleBooked at 49mins
  • 26McDonald
  • 20Sibbick
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forConnollyat 80'minutes
  • 8HartiganSubstituted forSoaresat 81'minutes
  • 40Wordsworth
  • 15SeddonBooked at 43mins
  • 18Hanson
  • 39PigottSubstituted forFoliviat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 11Pinnock
  • 16Connolly
  • 19Soares
  • 24McDonnell
  • 38McLoughlin
  • 41Folivi

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 22PartingtonSubstituted forRodmanat 65'minutes
  • 5Craig
  • 3Holmes-DennisSubstituted forSercombeat 72'minutes
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Upson
  • 20ReillySubstituted forJakubiakat 72'minutes
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 47mins
  • 25Ogogo
  • 19Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 7Sercombe
  • 10Nichols
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 21Smith
  • 24Sinclair
  • 30Kilgour
  • 33Rodman
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
4,850

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by James Clarke.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Foul by James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Soares replaces Anthony Hartigan.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dylan Connolly replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ed Upson.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

Attempt saved. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Liam Sercombe replaces Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Gavin Reilly.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Paul Kalambayi.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman replaces Joe Partington.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Michael Folivi replaces Joe Pigott.

Attempt missed. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley432413674363885
3Sunderland422217376413583
4Portsmouth422411777453283
5Charlton4323101063402379
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough421811136455965
8Coventry431810155249364
9Burton4316121561501160
10Blackpool431417124746159
11Fleetwood421512155548757
12Oxford Utd431414155257-556
13Gillingham43149205769-1251
14Bristol Rovers431214174548-350
15Shrewsbury431214174855-750
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Rochdale43139215283-3148
18Wycombe431211205265-1347
19Plymouth431211205270-1847
20Scunthorpe431210214973-2446
21Wimbledon43129223860-2245
22Southend43128235064-1444
23Walsall431110224670-2443
24Bradford43106274574-2936
View full League One table

Top Stories