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Late Long spot-kick seals crucial victory for struggling Wimbledon

18:15 01 January 2013

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AFC Wimbledon's Stacy Long. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

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League Two: Torquay 2 AFC Wimbledon 3

Stacy Long’s last-gasp penalty saw AFC Wimbledon claimed a first win in eight games.

The Dons are still rooted to the foot of League Two but the vital three points did claw back some ground on their fellow strugglers Barnet and Plymouth Argyle who both lost.

The south Londoners took the lead after five minutes when Paul McCallum headed home.

The lead didn’t last long as Torquay captain Lee Mansell equalised four minutes later.

Mat Mitchel-King restored the Wombles lead on 30 minutes before some late drama at the end of the match.

Rene Howe looked to have snatched a point for the Devon but deep into injury time Aaron Downes foul Rashid Yussuff in the penalty area and Long stepped up to get Wimbledon’s New Year off and running.

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