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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

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