Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth had mixed emotions after Danny Hylton equalised in stoppage time in a 1-1 draw his side could have won comfortably.
AFC Wimbledon took the lead in the first half through Max Porter's goal, which looked enough for all three points heading in to injury time. But after AFC midfielder Ricky Wellard saw red for a second bookable offence in added time, Hylton popped up to earn the hosts a share of the spoils with a heavily deflected shot four minutes into injury time.
"I'm delighted with the result in the end, but disappointed really with dominating a football match and the amount of attempts on goal we've had to not get three points," said Holdsworth.
"It feels like a win in the end and the jubilation with our fans was magnificent and I was pleased with that but we've got to take it on the chin. We will relay hurt someone soon.
"I'm pleased we got something from the game and I think we earned our luck in the end with a bit of a deflection but we're camped in their half second half and I'm glad they've got some reward, they've done themselves proud.
"We carried on trying to play and when we got in and around, we put the ball in the box and carried on believing."
Dons manager Terry Brown admitted his former club deserved to snare of the spoils.
"It wasn't exactly how I planned it," he said. "It was a typical derby really. There wasn't a lot of football played and the football that was played was certainly played by Aldershot.
"I thought they were the better side and I think it would have been a travesty had we got away with stealing a 1-0 win.
"I'm not too pleased with the performance of our players especially in the second half and I think we've come away with a point I can't ask much more than that after a performance like that. We didn't have a tackle in their second half. It'll be a DVD that I'll have to have a look at because regardless of the late goal, Aldershot deserved that anyway."
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