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Plainmoor (ATT 2,618) 1st January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: O Langford

Torquay Torquay United vs AFC Wimbledon AFC W'don

Torquay 2

L Mansell (9)
R Howe (90)

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AFC W'don 3

P McCallum (5)
M Mitchel-King (33)
S Long (pen 90+4)

Long snatches dramatic victory

Last Updated: 01/01/13 5:54pm

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Long: Scored from the penalty spot

Long: Scored from the penalty spot

Stacy Long thrashed in a stoppage-time winner as AFC Wimbledon triumphed 3-2 at Torquay, who had levelled seconds earlier.

United thought they had earned a share of the points when top scorer Rene Howe headed in a 90th minute equaliser before the game's late twist.

The Dons scored with their first attack as striker Paul McCallum guided his header into the far corner following Rashid Yussuff's cross from the right wing on six minutes.

Wimbledon's joy was short-lived as United responded within two minutes as the visitors failed to deal with Danny Stevens' incisive run into the box.

Dons keeper Neil Sullivan saved Stevens' close-range shot but Gulls skipper Lee Mansell was on hand to fire in the loose ball.

Wimbledon regained the lead when central defender and captain Mat Mitchell-King scored with an angled drive from the left hand side of the penalty area on 33 minutes.

Forwards Ashley Yeoman and top scorer Howe both tested Sullivan with shots as United pressed for a leveller while midfielder Craig Easton should have scored after being teed up by Yeoman on 65 minutes.

Substitute Luke Moore forced United keeper Michael Poke into a full stretch save with a thumping 74th minute drive before two goals in a thrilling finale left both sets of fans breathless.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
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7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
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11 Morecambe 27 37
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14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18