Dons get a draw against battling Bees

Dons get a second half goal to secure a draw in the London derby clash against Barnet

AFC Wimbledon 1 – 1 Barnet FC

Sammy Moore finished off a good attack when he got the second half equaliser for AFC Wimbledon at home to London rivals Barnet.

Chris Jolley and Luke Moore returned to the AFC starting eleven but it was Sammy Moore who stole the headlines after he salvaged a point for the Dons just after the hour mark at Kingsmeadow, in the League Two London derby on Saturday. 

Barnet started the better and grabbed the lead just before the break in a scrappy first half with neither team producing great entertainment.

Former MK Dons striker Izale McLeod found himself unmarked in the box and headed home a good cross from Denny Senda on the right side. 

McLeod gave early warnings of his threat when he had the first real chance of the game midway through the first half; Wimbledon goalkeeper Seb Brown however saved the shot.

It was a first half where AFC never really got going and failed to produce much attacking entertainment to the 4,369 in attendance, who frustratingly had to witness their team go to half time trailing by one goal. 

The home team however came out in the second half looking better, with a higher defensive line and pressing more aggressively and eventually got their deserved equalizer in the 63 minute, when Luke Moore played a wonderful ball through the Bees defence for Sammy Moore to drive the ball behind Barnet goalie Dean Brill from 10 yards out. 

The Dons continued to put pressure on the Bees defence to get the final goal, but it was the visitors who came closest to stealing all the points as McLeod wasted a glorious opportunity when he was played through on goal ten minutes before the final whistle, but blasted the ball over the bar. 

The draw means that Wimbledon has failed to win their last five matches and currently find themselves sitting 11th in the NPower League Two table. 

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