NEAL Ardley's half-time team-talk put the fire back in AFC Wimbledon bellies and provided the spark for their second-half turnaround at Gillingham.
First-half goals from Deon Burton and former Dons hero Danny Kedwell looked to have plunged his old club deeper into relegation trouble at Priestfield.
But Ardley's men were rejuvenated in the second period and Jack Midson and Jonathan Meades saw the visitors come back from the dead to grab a priceless point.
Ardley said: “There was a bit of fire put into their bellies. We got into them, changed the shape, told them how we were going to do it and they did. The first-half was so disappointing. It went against everything we had done all week. We gave them a bit of direction and I couldn't ask for any more than that second-half performance. We had the champions on the rack.
“I only felt that one team was going to win. They were hanging on for the draw at the end. Small margins make the difference. We have got to win our last game of the season. If we win that we stay up. When you've got a team of players who care, then naturally there's going to be a bit of apprehension. My job is to get them over the line.”
Wimbledon take on Fleetwood at Kingsmeadow next weekend in the final game of the League Two campaign.
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