Despite the chaos of a coronavirus crisis., the makeshift team earned a point against a Wimbledon side who were tough to break down, but the lads will be left frustrated with a draw.
Lee Burge (6/10): Frustratingly, this was another game where Burge had very little to do yet still failed to keep a clean sheet after we gifted them a spot kick. The keeper was quick off his line and made a couple of smart saves, but of course was helpless for the penalty.
Conor McLaughlin (7/10): One of our most composed passers, McLaughlin got down the line well and put in some dangerous balls, particularly one for Grigg in the first half.
Dion Sanderson (7/10): Showed some good awareness and used his pace well. Sanderson is clearly good technically and looked more than capable of stepping in for Tom Flanagan.
Bailey Wright (7/10): Exposed at times on the counterattack, but Wright was pretty good on the ball when we saw lots of possession. The captain on the pitch produced a brilliant finish out of nowhere, striking the ball ever so cleanly past the keeper to equalise.
Callum McFadzean (5/10): Every Wimbledon attack came from our left hand side where the former Plymouth man too often failed to track back. Also gave away a silly penalty. Perhaps Denver Hume is a more solid defensive option.
Grant Leadbitter (6/10): In the first half, Leadbitter was excellent. He showed great quality on the ball and helped keep us on the front foot with his long passing from deep. However, he regressed massively in the second half as Wimbledon came out of their shell. Clearly needs someone next to him to do the running and defending, something Embleton isn’t the right man for.
George Dobson (6/10): Kept things tidy with short passes without ever really looking forward. Defensively, Dobson recovered once to make an excellent interception for one of Wimbledon’s few half-chances. It was probably smart to bring the lad off at half time though. as you don’t want him on the ball when chasing a game.
Elliot Embleton (6/10): Looked bright in the first half without creating a whole lot. Deployed in a deeper role in the second half, Embleton couldn’t make a huge difference in the game. His set pieces looked aimless and hopeful at best, although he can’t fully be blamed for playing in an unfamiliar role.
Jack Diamond (7/10): Like many of his teammates, Diamond was bright in the first half before running out of steam in the second. In the first half, the youngster was beating his man time and time again, looking like our best player once again.
Aiden O’Brien (6/10): Another player who faded after half time. O’Brien showed glimpses of quality with good touches and great movement without any sort of end product. Another lad who wouldn’t have expected to start, so it’s understandable he’d be a bit rusty.
Will Grigg (5/10): Fed off scraps but squandered one golden opportunity from a marvellous Conor McLaughlin cross.
Lynden Gooch (5/10): Looked very rusty from his injury, struggling to get involved. Rushed back due to the crisis, Gooch shouldn’t have played today.
Jordan Willis (6/10): Playing at fullback, Willis wasn’t as impactful as McLaughlin. As we chased the winner, he got caught out more on the right hand side.
Mitchell Curry (N/A): It was good to see the young lad come on, but Curry barely touched the ball and looked isolated up top.