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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 Shrewsbury Town 28 54
2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
6 Newport County AFC 28 46
7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 28 40
11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21