County started brightly and Christian Jolley, fresh from ending his 32-game goal drought last week, looked dangerous and tested goalkeeper Ross Warner early on.
The Exiles took the lead 15-minutes in when Zebroski struck a superb half-volley into the top corner of the net from outside the penalty box, leaving the ‘keeper with no chance.
That was his third goal in as many games and 13th of the season, an impressive return for a striker who missed a large part of the season through injury and is still County’s top goalscorer.
County dominated the first-half and extended their lead within minutes of the second when Chris Arthur brought down Jolley in the area and the referee awarded a penalty.
Captain Mike Flynn stepped up and coolly slotted the ball home to give the visitors a two-goal advantage. However, within seconds of the restart, Wimbledon went up the other end and pulled a goal back through Kwesi Appiah who knocked the ball in at the back-post.
O’Connor received the biggest cheer of the game when he replaced Rene Howe with 25-minutes to go and make his first appearance since the memorable 2-0 Playoff Final victory against Wrexham in which he scored in.
The striker has been sidelined with a groin injury and hernia operation this campaign but County fans will be pleased to see last season’s top-scorer playing again.
It wasn’t to be a fairytale return for O’Connor however as the Dons grabbed an equaliser through George Francomb to complete their comeback and both sides had to settle for a point apiece.
Next up for County is the visit of fifth place Burton Albion to Rodney Parade on Monday (KO: 3pm) where Justin Edinburgh’s men will again try to mathematically secure their safety, even through it would take a minor miracle for the sides at the bottom of the table to catch them!
County Team: McLoughlin; Sandell, Feely, Blake, Jackson; Porter, Minshull, Flynn (Chapmen, 78); Jolley (Willmott, 78), Howe (O’Connor, 65), Zebroski
Unused Subs: Pidgeley, Hughes, Holloway, Jeffers