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Jul 11, 2015 at 3pm UK at The Cherry Red Records Stadium
AFC Wimbledon
2-2
Watford
Kennedy (11' pen.), Francomb (91' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ighalo (34'), Forestieri (52')

Result: AFC Wimbledon hold Premier League Watford thanks to late penalty

Odion Ighalo and Fernando Forestieri find the net for Premier League Watford, but it is not enough to help them beat AFC Wimbledon.

George Francomb's late penalty earned AFC Wimbledon a 2-2 draw against Watford at Kingsmeadow this afternoon.

The Premier League outfit found themselves a goal behind with a little over 10 minutes on the clock, after Ikechi Anya brought down an opponent inside the box.

Adebayo Akinfenwa of AFC Wimbledon battles with Craig Cathcart of Watford during the Pre Season Friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Watford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 11, 2015© Getty Images

Callum Kennedy coolly dispatched the resulting penalty, although the Hornets were nearly on level terms moments later when Troy Deeney saw his effort deflected wide.

Neither side could really create any clear-cut chances as the first half continued, with Adebayo Akinfenwa heading over his side's best opening since their early spot kick.

Watford did manage to draw level prior to the interval in the most fortunate of circumstances, however, with Odion Ighalo seeing a clearance from the goalkeeper come back off his back and loop into the net.

Fernando Forestieri was denied an instant second by some good goalkeeping, ensuring that it remained all square at the break.

A fully-changed Wimbledon side emerged for the second 45 minutes, but it was Quique Sanchez Flores's charges who found the game's third goal through Forestieri's bundled close-range finish.

Adebayo Azeez looked to have made it 2-2 on the hour mark, only for the referee to rule out his deflected strike due to an apparent shove on Daniel Pudil in the build-up.

New recruit Jose Holebas was given a 15-minute run-out at the end of the pre-season affair, but it was an afternoon that ended in relative disappointment for the visitors as Francomb converted from the spot after Andy Barcham was felled inside the box.

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Odion Ighalo of Watford celebrates scoring their second goal during the Pre Season Friendly match between St Albans City and Watford at Clarence Park on July 8, 2015
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