AFC Wimbledon and Wigan played out a 1-1 draw at Plough Lane to keep both sides’ bids to avoid relegation from League One alive.
Jamie Proctor’s composed opener was harsh on a Dons side that spurned a number of opportunities, before George Dobson deservedly drew them level 11 minutes from time.
Wimbledon remain in the relegation zone, two points from safety, while Wigan sit one point above the bottom four.
The hosts started the sharper, Joe Pigott curling narrowly wide early on.
Ryan Longman was their bright spark, providing a regular source of crosses as well as being a threat on the ball himself, drawing the first save from Wigan goalkeeper Jamie Jones.
Leam Richardson’s side only came alive after the break, Lee Evans and then Proctor forcing Nik Tzanev into action, before Latics scored a brilliantly worked goal.
Viv Solomon-Otabor’s deep cross was superbly brought down by Dan Gardner and despite having a sight at goal himself, he opted to tee up Proctor, who was the epitome of calmness.
Wimbledon got their reward when Dobson headed home from Longman’s cross but were left to rue their profligacy as Pigott, Longman and Ollie Palmer all wasted excellent chances.
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- 7AlexanderSubstituted forO’Neillat 74′minutes
- 27JohnsonSubstituted forHeneghanat 88′minutes
- 33ReillySubstituted forOksanenat 53′minutes
- 12RudoniSubstituted forOsewat 74′minutes
- 11MasseySubstituted forGardnerat 42′minutes
- 16ProctorSubstituted forDodooat 74′minutes
Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Wigan Athletic 1.
Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Wigan Athletic 1.
Offside, Wigan Athletic. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Curtis Tilt is caught offside.
Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ryan Longman (AFC Wimbledon).
Offside, Wigan Athletic. George Johnston tries a through ball, but Dan Gardner is caught offside.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Ben Heneghan replaces Darnell Johnson because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lee Evans.
Attempt saved. Luke O’Neill (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Longman.
Attempt saved. Joseph Dodoo (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon).
Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Wigan Athletic 1. George Dobson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Longman with a cross.
Jaakko Oksanen (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic).
Foul by George Johnston (Wigan Athletic).
George Dobson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joseph Dodoo replaces Jamie Proctor.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke O’Neill replaces Cheye Alexander.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Paul Osew replaces Jack Rudoni.