AFC Wimbledon 1 - 1 Fleetwood
By adam_leone | Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:44
With a second game under Neal Ardley's belt as manager he's managed to muster up a draw with Fleetwood at the weekend.
Byron Harrison gave the Dons it's first point since being taken under new leadership.
It was the fourth match in a row in which Byron had scored and his seventh goal of the season.
Wimbledon made three changes since the disapointing Cheltenham game including the return of Curtis Osano, who made his first competitive start for the Dons.
Stacy Long and Sammy Moore also returned to the midfield position with Luke Moore. Rashid Yussuff and Louis Harris were left with a place on the bench.
AFC Wimbledon were caught out on their right side with a pass from David Ball finding Steven Gillespie, who cut inside and found the far corner with a shot that Seb Brown got a hand to, but could not keep out.
Fleetwood comfortably dealt with the Wimbledon threat for the rest of the first-half, but Will Antwi did have a chance on the stroke of half-time from a Francomb corner, but he headed over the crossbar.
The second-half started in a similar manner to the way the first 45 minutes had ended with Wimbledon dominating possession and their best move of the match resulted in a chance that Jack Midson would often do better with.
The Dons came so close to snatching all three points in the 90th minute when Francomb's free-kick was charged down and his follow-up effort was cleared off the line. Harrison also curled wide of the far post with a well curled effort as the Dons had to settle for a creditable point.