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Sunday, September 2, 2012
League Two: AFC Wimbledon 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 2
AFC Wimbledon restored some confidence as they recovered from their thrashings at Burton and Bradford to draw at home with Dagenham & Redbridge.
After those hammerings manager Terry Brown was slightly disappointed not to have picked up all three points and hailed his new acquisitions, George Francomb and Dale Bennett.
“It was a fair result overall. I thought we deserved to be in front at half-time,” Brown said.
“I was really pleased with our first-half performance, Christian Jolley was back to his best and Byron Harrison did well.
“The two loan signings were great too. Dale had a nasty bang on his knee and I was looking to take him off because he was limping, but he would not come off and he is that kind of character.
“He is as tough as nails and at this moment in time we need that kind of centre-back. George looked a class above and was one of the best players on the pitch.
“In the second-half we came out a bit sloppy though and with the way Dagenham press, then you are forced back onto the edge of your own box.
“If you are not strong enough physically to win those battles and then to break with a bit of pace then you can come unstuck.”
Seb Brown had saved Dwight Gayle’s penalty after 15 minutes but was beaten by Michael Spillane just 13 minutes later.
However, Jack Midson equalised two minutes later before Byron Harrison fired home from close range.
However, Luke Howell fired home early in the second half to grab a share of the spoils.