Scunthorpe United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon
Battling AFC Wimbledon shut out League Two leaders Scunthorpe United to earn a hard-fought draw this afternoon.
The Dons held the Iron to a goalless stalemate and will be more than happy to come away with a share of the spoils after their poor showing against Torquay last time out.
Harry Pell returned to the starting line-up for the trip to North Lincolnshire after recovering from a sickness bug in one change from the side that were beaten 2-0 by the Gulls.
However, AFC Wimbledon were forced into an early substitution as centre-half Andy Frampton picked up an injury and new signing Aaron Morris entered the breach.
Neal Ardley will have warned his Dons players of the danger of Iron top scorer Sam Winnall but they repeatedly allowed him too much space in the first-half at Glanford Park.
Three times the striker got in behind the Wimbledon backline but each time failed to make the visitors pay as Ross Worner continued his impressive form between the sticks.
Sammy Moore had the best chance of the opening half for the away side but his long-range drive was well held by Sam Slocombe to see the two sides go in level at the interval.
Ardley resisted changes things at half-time, instead waiting until after hour to make a double switch as Chris Arthur and Kevin Sainte-Luce replaced Charlie Wyke and George Francomb.
Arthur's electrifying pace gave the Iron immediate problems and Callum Kennedy then whipped in an inviting free-kick that was just begging to be stuck away.
Neither side could find the breakthrough in the end but Ardley will gladly take a point against the table-toppers and hope his team can take great heart from what is an excellent result.
AFC WIMBLEDON: Worner, Fuller, Kennedy, Frampton (Morris 11), Bennett, Francomb (Sainte-Luce 65), S Moore, Midson, Pell, Antwi, Wyke (Arthur 65) .
Subs (not used): Brown, L Moore, Sheringham.
Att: 4,326 (268 away).