It may be stating the obvious but AFC Wimbledon goals are a rare commodity these days but it’s not through a lack of effort.
The Dons recorded two 0-0 draws over the Easter weekend meaning they’ve failed to score in six of their last seven Sky Bet League One matches.
On Good Friday they headed west to relegation-threatened Swindon Town with the Robins hoping to pick up the points that would haul them to safety.
The Dons dug deep but were lucky not to have Tom Soares sent off in the 24th minute when his high-footed challenge on John Goddard left the Swindon midfielder with a nasty head injury which needed attention.
Tyrone Barnett had a good chance to put the Dons ahead but his tame effort summed up the his side’s recent miserable form in front of goal when his shot bobbled into the hands of Swindon keeper Lawrence Vigouroux.
With the bandaged Goddard back on the field, the home side almost forged ahead when his low shot was pushed away by Wimbledon goalkeeper Joe McDonnell.
In a game of few opportunities the Dons had a golden chance to take the lead when Jake Reeves was put clean through on goal in the closing stages but his effort lacked any real conviction and was blocked.
On Monday the Dons hosted mid-table Peterborough United with both sides giving young players a first-team opportunity.
McDonnell proved a safe pair of hands in the first half when he held a rocket shot from Marcus Maddison.
Lyle Taylor’s deep cross could not be converted at close range by George Francomb whose header was saved by Luke McGee.
Dons went close through efforts from Taylor and Barnett but were grateful to another fine piece of handling from McDonnell with time running out.
Paul Robinson had one last chance to grab the points for the Dons but his free header from six yards whistled narrowly over the crossbar.
Wimbledon travel to promotion hopefuls Bradford City this Saturday.