3rd Aug 2013
AFC Wimbledon and Torquay played out a draw on the opening day of the League Two season, however it’ll be the hosts Torquay that’ll ultimately be the happier of the sides.
The closest that either came to breaking the deadlock in the first half came with Wimbledon denied by Martin Rice, the Gulls’ deputy keeper saving brilliantly from Luke Moore with the interval on the horizon.
Callum Ball, on loan with Torquay from Derby, bettered that in the second half and went even closer with a 25-yard strike that had the Dons’ debutant keeper Ross Worner beaten. However, it didn’t beat the post!
Having been denied by Rice again the Dons finally broke through, seemingly decisively, when Harry Pell (88) saw a shot deflected into the back of the net as fulltime beckoned.
A dramatic 1-1 draw was secured by Torquay though!
Deep into injury-time when Aaron Downes (90), who was the man to deflect Pell’s effort in for the Wimbledon goal, headed home.
Wimbledon would’ve taken a draw before the game you’d suspect, but it’ll ultimately be Torquay that despite being the home side will be the happier of the sides with this point after it was secured in such circumstances.
Torquay 1 AFC Wimbledon 1
3rd Aug 2013