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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Will Nightingale (4')
  • Lee Novak (84')

Novak salvages point for Scunthorpe at Wimbledon

Lee Novak snatched a late equaliser for Scunthorpe to seal a 1-1 draw at AFC Wimbledon.
The Dons went ahead after just four minutes as Scunthorpe failed to clear a corner and Will Nightingale rose highest to head in Harry Forrester's left-wing cross.
Minutes later Forrester rattled the crossbar and Dean Parrett then saw an effort ruled out for offside.
Scunthorpe enjoyed a spell of possession but failed to create any clear-cut chances, while Deji Oshilaja came within inches of converting Parrett's corner for the Dons.
Both sides started the second half slowly, with Jordan Clarke's weak shot saved easily by George Long.
But with just five minutes remaining, Duane Holmes burst down the left and Novak converted his low cross from close range to level with the Iron's first chance of the game.
Despite intense late pressure from the visitors, Wimbledon held on to make it four games unbeaten although they remain just a point from safety in 20th.
Scunthorpe are winless in 10 and fall to ninth, one point from the play-offs.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 18 +15 36
3 Peterborough United 19 +17 32
4 Blackpool 19 +7 32
5 Bristol Rovers 18 +3 31
6 Coventry City 19 +3 31
7 Oxford United 18 +18 30
8 Rotherham United 19 +11 30
9 Fleetwood Town 17 +7 29
10 Portsmouth 18 +8 28
11 Sunderland 18 +4 26
12 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 25
13 Doncaster Rovers 16 +7 24
14 Gillingham 19 +1 24
15 Burton Albion 18 +1 24
16 Rochdale 20 -11 22
17 Lincoln City 18 -2 21
18 Accrington Stanley 19 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -7 17
20 Tranmere Rovers 18 -11 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -14 14
22 Southend United 20 -37 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 16 -27 2