2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Jack Fitzwater (6')
  • Julien Ngoy (45')
  • Joe Pigott (48')
  • Lyle Taylor (65')
  • Dean Parrett (90'+6' PEN)

Wimbledon beat relegation rivals Walsall with stoppage-time penalty

Dean Parrett's stoppage-time penalty capped a stunning comeback as Wimbledon fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at relegation rivals Walsall.
Walsall led after just six minutes as Jack Fitzwater glanced Erhun Oztumer's free-kick past keeper George Long via his outstretched thigh.
They doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time when Julien Ngoy flicked a ball over one Dons defender before outsprinting another to slot a cool finish under Long.
But Nicky Devlin's rash challenge on Andy Barcham handed Wimbledon a lifeline two minutes into the second half.
Unlucky Walsall keeper Liam Roberts saved Lyle Taylor's penalty with his legs and palmed away the loose ball only for Joe Pigott to slam home from close range.
Taylor then fired an acrobatic volley off the post but latched onto keeper Long's 65th-minute clearance to thump home a superb strike from just inside the box.
And Wimbledon won it deep into stoppage time as Parrett lashed home from the spot after Kory Roberts fouled Taylor.
Victory pushed the Dons above Walsall, with the sides sitting four and three points respectively above the drop zone.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 19 +21 38
2 Wigan Athletic 18 +18 38
3 Wycombe Wanderers 20 +9 38
4 Plymouth Argyle 20 +11 36
5 Sunderland 18 +7 35
6 Milton Keynes Dons 19 +13 34
7 Sheffield Wednesday 20 +7 33
8 Oxford United 18 +11 32
9 Portsmouth 20 +4 32
10 Burton Albion 20 -1 28
11 Cheltenham Town 19 -4 27
12 Bolton Wanderers 20 0 26
13 Ipswich Town 19 +5 24
14 Accrington Stanley 19 -13 24
15 Charlton Athletic 20 -1 23
16 Cambridge United 20 -8 23
17 AFC Wimbledon 18 -4 21
18 Lincoln City 19 -4 21
19 Shrewsbury Town 19 -7 19
20 Morecambe 19 -8 19
21 Gillingham 20 -11 17
22 Fleetwood Town 18 -4 15
23 Doncaster Rovers 19 -23 13
24 Crewe Alexandra 19 -18 12