AFC Wimbledon, were held 1~1 by Bristol Rovers this afternoon at the Cherry Red Records stadium in their battle to retain their League 1 Status.
Wimbledon went into the game with 1 defeat in the last 6, but that run included 3 successive draws, which also happened to be the last 3 games.
While Bristol Rovers were on a similar run, which included 2 defeats and their last match was a draw. They have also proved to be Wimbledon’s achillies heel in years goneby.
Wimbledon Started brightly and took the lead through Joe Pigott on 22 minutes in a first half that they dominated and held on until half time.
Half Time: AFC Wimbledon 1 Bristol Rovers 0
The second half saw Wimbledon have to deal with sustained pressure from Rovers, which combined with poor decision making from the home side, which Wally Downes put down to their inexperience, saw them hanging on, which they did so until the 78th Minute.
At this point, Rovers scored a 25 yard Wonder goal from Ollie Clarke which gave home goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale no chance.
Wimbledon responded in a posistive fashion but were unable to get the vital second goal.
This result leaves the Dons unmoved in 21st posistion, but still in touch with the pack above them and probably needin 2 wins from their last 3 matches, the first of which is a tough test at League Leaders, Luton Town on Tuesday, before games against Wycombe at home and finishing off at Bradford on the last day of the season, for them to reach the magical 50 point mark, which should guarantee survival.
Either way, they are battling to stay up