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Kingsmeadow Stadium (ATT 4,398) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

AFC W'don AFC Wimbledon vs Newport County AFC Newport

AFC W'don 2

K Appiah (49)
G Francomb (69)

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Newport 2

C Zebroski (15)
M Flynn (pen 47)

Francomb leads Dons fightback

Last Updated: 18/04/14 6:50pm

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George Francomb: Played a central role in fightback

George Francomb: Played a central role in fightback

George Francomb played a key role to help AFC Wimbledon battle back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with Newport.

County took the lead through Chris Zebroski's fine half-volley from 20 yards after 16 minutes and Michael Flynn's penalty doubled their advantage shortly after the break.

But the Dons hit back quickly when Francomb's free-kick was deflected in by Kwesi Appiah before Francomb himself levelled up the scores with a deflected strike midway through the second half.

Zebroski, Newport's top scorer, bagged his 13th goal of an injury-hit season with a half-volley from just outside the area that gave goalkeeper Ross Worner little chance as it flew into the top corner of the net.

County were in charge and a rare away win looked to be a good bet when Christian Jolley was hauled down inside the box just 41 seconds after half-time. Flynn sent Worner the wrong way from the penalty spot.

But the hosts had other ideas and they hit back almost straight away when Appiah, the striker on loan from Crystal Palace, bundled the ball in at the far post from a Francomb free-kick with 49 minutes on the clock.

And the Dons were level after 69 minutes when Francomb unleashed a long range rocket that flew past Ian McLoughlin with the help of a deflection to earn the hosts a point.

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1 Burton Albion 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37