Conference Score! Tuesday 29th September ’09

Rushden & Diamonds    (0) 0

AFC Wimbledon    (1) 1    Montague (2)

The Dons roared up to fourth after winning at Nene Park and extending their unbeaten run to seven games. An early goal from Ross Montague was enough to take the points back to SW19 in what was described by BBC Northampton as ‘an outstanding midfield performance’. However the Dons had to ride their luck in the first half, as Craig Farrell rattled the post for the hosts, then saw his penalty saved by Jamie Pullen.

The Dons moved up an astonishing six places on a night when results really went their way elsewhere, only three points seperating Wimbledon from their vanquished opponents down in thirteenth. Leaders Oxford kept their eight point gap at the top intact with a 3-1 home win over stubborn Crawley.

Meanwhile second place Kettering needed two goals in the last five minutes to defeat Hayes, and arguably the biggest game of the night saw pre-season favourites Luton host third placed Stevenage. The pressure is now on Mick Harford as the visitors snatched the points late on with an 85th minute Scott Laird goal, resulting in The Hatters being booed from the field and calls for the managers head once more from sections of the 8,000 plus-crowd.

The Dons return to action on Saturday at home to Kidderminster, full Anony Don coverage continues from later in the week with the match preview…

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