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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Teenager Ayoub Assal's late goal on his league debut helped struggling AFC Wimbledon snatch a 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury.

For the first 35 minutes neither box saw much action with both defences on top in a game devoid of any really attacking quality.

Shrewsbury had been dealt a big blow on the half-hour mark when captain Ollie Norburn was forced off with an injury.

But that negative turned into a positive as playmaker Harry Chapman came off the bench and produced a piece of individual brilliance with one of his first touches to give Shrewsbury the lead.

The Blackburn loanee picked up the ball from a short corner and curled a superb shot across goalkeeper Sam Walker and into the top corner.

Daniel Udoh and Curtis Main had second-half strikes ruled out for offside before the Dons snatched the most unlikely of late goals in the 84th minute after rarely troubling the Shrews goal.

A cross from the left was knocked down and substitute Assal bundled the ball home from close range.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 5-3-2

  • 31Sarkic
  • 22DanielsSubstituted forWhalleyat 74'minutes
  • 29Pennington
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 5Williams
  • 14Ogbeta
  • 10Vela
  • 28DavisSubstituted forEdwardsat 86'minutes
  • 8NorburnSubstituted forChapmanat 32'minutes
  • 20Main
  • 23Udoh

Substitutes

  • 1Burgoyne
  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 6Goss
  • 7Whalley
  • 9Pyke
  • 32Chapman

Wimbledon

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Walker
  • 27JohnsonSubstituted forO'Neillat 62'minutes
  • 22Heneghan
  • 5Nightingale
  • 7Alexander
  • 4Woodyard
  • 24DobsonSubstituted forOksanenat 71'minutes
  • 19McLoughlinBooked at 67minsSubstituted forRudoniat 71'minutes
  • 33ReillySubstituted forAssalat 71'minutes
  • 29Longman
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 11Chislett
  • 12Rudoni
  • 16Oksanen
  • 17Assal
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 21Cox
Referee:
Chris Sarginson

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. David Edwards replaces David Davis.

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Nathanael Ogbeta.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ayoub Assal.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Ayoub Assal (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Josh Vela tries a through ball, but Curtis Main is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ayoub Assal (AFC Wimbledon).

  10. Post update

    Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon).

  12. Post update

    Nathanael Ogbeta (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon).

  14. Post update

    Curtis Main (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Ayoub Assal (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by David Davis (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Joshua Daniels.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ayoub Assal (AFC Wimbledon).

  19. Post update

    Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jaakko Oksanen replaces George Dobson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough31195751262562
2Hull331851054282659
3Lincoln City31176848311757
4Sunderland311412547262154
5Portsmouth31157948301852
6Doncaster29164949371252
7Ipswich30155103529650
8Accrington3013894133847
9Charlton32138114644247
10Oxford Utd30137104436846
11Crewe32129114240245
12Plymouth32129114351-845
13Blackpool28135103427744
14Gillingham32135144244-244
15MK Dons32119124744342
16Fleetwood321010123630640
17Shrewsbury2991193334-138
18Burton3087153755-1831
19Swindon3294193858-2031
20Bristol Rovers3186173050-2030
21Wimbledon3078153154-2329
22Northampton3278172649-2329
23Rochdale32610164159-1828
24Wigan3276193260-2827
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