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Fan left bloodied as goading and fighting takes place at AFC Wimbledon v MK Dons

A fan has been left bloodied in the head as goading and fighting takes place at the AFC Wimbledon v MK Dons game on Saturday afternoon.

Troy Parrott produced a fantastic strike to help MK Dons to a draw, with the result moving them three points clear of third-placed Rotherham in the League One promotion race.

The draw was more use to them than their relegation-threatened hosts, who were winning for much of the game through captain Alex Woodyard’s goal.

Just minutes into the first half, a bunch of fans confronted Lewington, who stood and looked at them. They then threw the ball at Lewington, who was unmoved.

Wimbledon took the lead on the 19th minute after the visitors failed to clear a free kick sent in from Nesta Guinness-Walker as a mishit effort by Woodyard went into the net.

MK Dons put on more pressure as the second half went on, with Wimbledon keeper Nik Tzanev making a good save from Mo Eisa’s shot across goal.

With 10 minutes remaining, Dean Lewington picked out Parrott, who smashed a fantastic volley off the underside of the bar from a difficult angle.

The goal scorer went straight towards the home fans and slid in front of them, sitting on his bum before moving and celebrating with his fellow teammates.

The hosts fought harder from this and almost got a winner when Ethan Chislett’s stooping header, which could only be blocked by MK Dons goalkeeper Jamie Cumming.

Then after the game, it got rather heated, fans clashed with each other outside Plough Lane with police force to intervene.

No doubt there would have been a number of those ejected and arrested from the ground, with police holding one lad with a face covered with blood.

Wimbledon boss Mark Bowen was left with mixed feelings on the result.

Mark said on the opening strike: “First and foremost – forgetting the situation that we’re in – the biggest feeling I have is for our fans. We were so close to beating them. That’s what hurts. The players in the dressing room feel it too. It would have been brilliant to give the fans that win to go home with. We had a game plan to frustrate them. We did everything right. In the first half we had the best of all the play. I’ve been here three games and I think our goalkeeper has only had five shots to save.

“If you’re nit-picking you could maybe say we switched off (for their goal), but it was a fantastic strike and if he had that opportunity another 10 times it probably wouldn’t be the same outcome. We’re getting really, really harshly punished – it’s always one lapse of concentration at the moment.”

“Purely on Woody, I’ve come into this situation, and I think this club is lucky to have someone like that,” Mark added. “He’s a leader. I’m lucky to have a captain like him.”

Despite seeing the lead slip, the gaffer was quick to emphasise that he had seen more than enough from his side to tell him and his staff that we have every chance of remaining in League One – especially with other results across the division falling somewhat in our favour on Saturday.

“I’m a glass half-full man. If we keep putting performances in like we did for the last four games, we can’t keep being kicked in the face by fate. We’ll be prepared. There’s a belief and a desire in the dressing room to get us out of the situation we’re in. It’s a challenge but bring it on.”

MK Dons Head Coach Liam Manning said: “We’ll keep chipping away and controlling what we can.

“That’s about turning up with the right focus, with the right discipline, the right intensity and churning out performances because that’s what gets you wins to keep us in the position that we want to be in.

“We’ve said it so many times this season that every week you’re facing a really difficult opposition, irrespective of where they are in the league, they’re tough to play against.

“It was the same when we went up there earlier in the season and first half how they set up, the block and the man-to-man press is tough to get into space behind them.

“But we showed some good moments to get there and then other moments a bit sloppy at times.

“The ball from skip (Dean Lewington)’s magnificent, and there was good movement and composure for the finish.

“Same as the second goal – it’s a moment of real quality that ultimately deserves us to win the game.”

This is what fans had to say as a fan is left bloodied while goading and fighting takes place at AFC Wimbledon v MK Dons…

@russcolegsr: Why so many hiding behind the old bill #ringpieces

@woburnsandsdon: O Shit 😂😂

@Joseph_1989_: All mouth no action 🤣 lewie knows

@plattoli: Lewie would have been in big trouble if not for that insurmountable 2.5ft barrier

@Southdoncosmos: Never seen so many people por down stairways with an intent or no intent😆 or hands gesturing up and down and lewy just looks and laughs 😆

@matthew2215: Animals the lot of them, yet its our club thats the problem

@Dm112001: Funny thing is if any of them really wanted to attack lewie and had any bottle to do so, the few stewards and a barrier wouldn’t have stopped em

@LouisMKD: Being held back by a waist high barrier.

@DonWindlesham: Like your supporter who invaded the pitch and then fell over? What a dick! Not to mention chucking flares on to the pitch… Plastic club with plastic fans.

@dazzadon24: Stewards there were shit, yet tried to be bully boys in the away end, please note the word TRIED, useless they were, only there for their ego, had one trying to bait me, just laughed in his face, he didn’t like that…

@9yrspodcast: Spot the objects being thrown from the away end into the Wimbledon fans.

@GLAMBO1905L Absolute inbred species. The audacity for one of them to wear a poppy : take it off and never put it on again. Nobody died for pieces of utter shite like that to roam this country 🤬

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