A MOMENT of madness from AFC Wimbledon’s goalkeeper cost them three points in Saturday’s crucial relegation battle.

The Dons sacked boss Mark Robinson last month after 21 games without victory which left them fighting for League One survival.

Joe Garner buried the free-kick in the 88th minute to send AFC Wimbledon back to League Two


Joe Garner buried the free-kick in the 88th minute to send AFC Wimbledon back to League TwoCredit: Rex

Shot stopper Nik Tzanev, 25, conceded an unfortunate free-kick in the 88th minute which allowed Fleetwood Town back into the game.

The loss has effectively relegated Wimbledon, with either Fleetwood or Gillingham needing a single point.

A wonderful finish from Luke McCormick had given Wimbledon the lead, finding the top corner early in the first half.

And they were heading towards a massive victory, when awarded a foul just inside their own box, with time ticking towards the final whistle.

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Tzanev nudged the ball forward to himself from the resulting free-kick.

The referee blew for an indirect place-kick for the home side.

And Joe Garner coolly slotted home.

There was thunderous celebrations at Highbury Stadium as the hosts put themselves one step closer to safety themselves.

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Wimbledon’s last victory came on December 7 against Accrington Stanley.

One Twitter user said: “This might be the worst few moments of goalkeeping I’ve ever seen; and it has effectively relegated AFC Wimbledon. Calamitous doesn’t come close.”

Another added: “Genuinely have no words… means they’re virtually relegated as a result in a huge 6 pointer gotta feel bad.”

Elsewhere in League One, Wigan Athletic look to seal the title and promotion to the Championship with a result against Portsmouth tomorrow.


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