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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon ended a five-game losing run as they earned a point in a 1-1 draw at in-form Crewe.

Joe Pigott's early header was cancelled out by Oli Finney's thunderous strike for the Railwaymen, who were not at their best but extended their unbeaten run to 10 games.

The Dons' direct play paid dividends against a home defence hit by injuries, with Billy Jones playing his first game since arriving back at the club on loan from Rotherham.

When Crewe goalkeeper Dave Richards failed to reach Cheye Alexander's cross at the back post, Pigott won the aerial battle to nod in a simple opener after 70 seconds.

David Artell's side came roaring back and Sam Walker kept out an effort from Finney before Omar Beckles looped a header over.

Finney showed a predatory instinct to level in the 31st minute, moving in to thrash the ball high into the net after veteran defender Jones' lofted cross came back off the far post.

Crewe were living dangerously when Alexander's superb angled drive came back off the crossbar and a shot from Ryan Longman flashed past the far post.

Richards redeemed himself after the restart when turning around Pigott's set-piece header which looked like it was destined for the bottom corner.

At the other end, Walker palmed away a blistering shot from Owen Dale.

Crewe pressed for a winner and Middlesbrough loanee Stephen Walker was unmarked from a corner but failed to get power behind his finish and Glyn Hodges' side held on for a point they deserved.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Richards
  • 30Jones
  • 16Lancashire
  • 29Beckles
  • 21Adebisi
  • 14Finney
  • 4Wintle
  • 8LowerySubstituted forMurphyat 73'minutes
  • 19Dale
  • 9PorterSubstituted forWalkerat 82'minutes
  • 10Kirk

Substitutes

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 6Nolan
  • 18Griffiths
  • 22Sass-Davies
  • 23Johnson
  • 28Murphy
  • 31Walker

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Walker
  • 2O'NeillSubstituted forKalambayiat 45'minutesSubstituted forDobsonat 59'minutes
  • 5Nightingale
  • 3Csoka
  • 7AlexanderSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 76'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 4Woodyard
  • 33Reilly
  • 12Rudoni
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 29Longman
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 11Chislett
  • 13Tzanev
  • 14Robinson
  • 16Oksanen
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 24Dobson
  • 30Kalambayi
Referee:
Kevin Johnson

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Billy Jones.

  4. Post update

    Oliver Lancashire (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Kirk with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Longman (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Shane McLoughlin with a cross following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

  9. Post update

    Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rio Adebisi with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Callum Reilly.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Stephen Walker replaces Chris Porter.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Longman (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Woodyard with a cross.

  15. Booking

    Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Rio Adebisi (Crewe Alexandra).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull23143640202045
2Lincoln City22143534191545
3Peterborough22133636211542
4Portsmouth22125537191841
5Doncaster20123535211439
6Charlton2410773732537
7Sunderland2299429171236
8Crewe2410683328536
9Ipswich2111282623335
10Accrington1910362521433
11Oxford Utd219483227531
12Fleetwood238692922730
13Gillingham2393112629-330
14Plymouth238693139-830
15MK Dons237792929028
16Blackpool218492124-328
17Shrewsbury215972126-524
18Rochdale2358103543-823
19Bristol Rovers2164112233-1122
20Wimbledon2357112641-1522
21Northampton2264122038-1822
22Wigan2256112438-1421
23Swindon2363143147-1621
24Burton2437142951-2216
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