Ten undefeated after last gasp attack! – News
Ethan Chislett’s strike grabbed all three points at the death as the Dons won 2-1 over Colchester United.
After falling behind to John Akinde’s penalty, our team rolled up their socks and showed another glimpse of true Wimbledon spirit to claim a comeback win which was started by Josh Davison’s bullet header.
From the equalizer onwards it looked like only one side would win it, with Chislett eventually packing home as the extra time table was set up – much to the delight of our vocal supporters!
This result extends our unbeaten run and keeps us well and truly in the hunt for Sky Bet League Two play-off places.
Johnnie Jackson made one change to the side as they drew 1-1 with Newport County as George Marsh came on for Kyle Hudlin who dropped to the bench. Meanwhile, Paul Kalambayi reached a century of appearances for the Dons.
The first half hour was quiet to say the least, with only Harry Pell testing Kieran O’Hara with a daisy cutter near the area. Most of our best play came down the right with Chislett and Huseyin Biler combining well.
Ayoub Assal was crowded in the area after collecting a good cross from Biler as the break approached. Nik Tzanev was then called into action for the first time when he headed a Tommy Smith header over from a corner before the break came and went.
Colchester then took the lead five minutes into the second half when Tzanev was adjudged to have brought down Samson Tovide after a ball over the top. Akinde stepped up and slotted the penalty.
Akinde then hit the inside of the post as the hosts pushed for a second, before Davison headed an effort into the hands of O’Hara up the other end.
However, our number nine would not be denied twice as he headed home an Assal cross for the equalizer after another quick free-kick routine. Chislett and Biler then tested O’Hara from range as we began to get going.
We then took the lead just south of the final minute of normal time when Chislett smashed home a rebound after Biler’s long-range effort was saved. Ryley Towler then hacked the ball off the line as the U’s pushed for a late equaliser.
However, it proved to be in vain as we held on for a last-gasp win that takes us to 10 league games unbeaten.
AFC Wimbledon: Nik Tzanev, Alex Woodyard, George Marsh (Kyle Hudlin), Harry Pell, Josh Davison, Ayoub Assal (Chris Gunter), Ethan Chislett, Ryley Towler, Huseyin Biler, Jack Currie (Lee Brown), Paul Kalambayi
PHOTOS: Ian Stephen (Pro Sports Images)