AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Morecambe- Report
Report of match 18th February 2012
AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Morecambe- Report.
Yussuff to the rescue for Dons
Rashid Yussuff struck with 15 minutes remaining to rescue a 1-1 draw for AFC Wimbledon and prevent a third successive defeat at home to Morecambe.
After losses to Aldershot and bottom side Northampton, the Dons looked set to suffer another painful reverse when Gary McDonald headed the Shrimps ahead after 52 minutes.
Yussuff had other ideas, though, and after collecting substitute Billy Knott's pass he fired AFC Wimbledon level, leaving Morecambe to hang on for a draw.
After an uneventful opening 10 minutes, some great play between Yussuff and Jack Midson allowed the latter to shoot from distance only to be denied by Morecambe's fit-again `keeper Barry Roche.
The Shrimps opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half when a cross from Danny Carlton found McDonald, whose header from inside the penalty area fell beyond Seb Brown.
And that looked to have settled matters until Yussuff's well-taken 75th-minute equaliser.
The home side then hit Morecambe with a barrage of pressure in the closing stages but the visitors' defence stood firm.
|Competition: npower League Two Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Kingsmeadow Attendance: 3,964|
|1 - 1||Morecambe
|-||Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Morecambe 1.|
|90+2||Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Morecambe 1.|
|90+2||Gary Hunter (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|90+1||Corner, AFC Wimbledon.|
|85||Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for dissent.|
|84||Corner, AFC Wimbledon.|
|80||Substitution, Morecambe. Lewis Alessandra replaces Andrew Fleming.|
|79||Substitution, Morecambe. Gary Hunter replaces Jordan Burrow.|
|75||Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Morecambe 1. Rashid Yussuf (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Moncur.|
|61||Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Christian Jolley replaces Byron Harrison.|
|61||Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Billy Knott replaces Jason Euell.|
|52||Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Morecambe 1. Gary McDonald (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Carlton with a cross.|
|50||Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|46||Substitution, Morecambe. Andy Parrish replaces William Haining.|
|-||Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Morecambe 0.|
|45+3||First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Morecambe 0.|
|44||Corner, AFC Wimbledon.|
|40||Corner, AFC Wimbledon.|
|34||Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|32||Corner, AFC Wimbledon.|
|21||Jason Euell (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|17||Corner, AFC Wimbledon.|
|17||Corner, AFC Wimbledon.|
|13||Corner, AFC Wimbledon.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|