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We've Met Before: AFC Wimbledon

22 March 2023

Ian Allington

We've Met Before: AFC Wimbledon

22 March 2023

Club Historian Phil Yelland flicks through the archives on previous encounters with AFC Wimbledon at the SO Legal Stadium.

This will be only the third meeting with AFC Wimbledon at Holker Street.

Of course, they visited us two seasons ago in the FA Cup First Round in a game which takes us back to the dark days of Covid and the lockdowns.

At that stage, AFC Wimbledon were in League One. The game should have been played in early November but was postponed due to Covid issues and was eventually played on a Thursday night late in the month.

We had lost 4-3 at home to Oldham Athletic just forty eight hours earlier. Manager David Dunn fielded a completely different starting eleven, but those who might have watched the stream of the game were treated to one hundred and twenty minutes of football without a goal and hardly a chance created.

AFC Wimbledon won 4-2 on penalties and seventy two hours later they lost 2-1 at home to Crawley Town in Round Two.

Earlier this season in our first ever trip to the impressive 'new' Plough Lane we won, thanks to Josh Gordon’s early strike.

Here is our full record against AFC Wimbledon to date :-

Venue P W D L F A
Holker Street    3 1 1 1 4 2
Kingsmeadow/Plough Lane   3 2 0 1 3 2
Total 6 3 1 2 7 4

With nine home wins in League Two this season to date, we go into today’s game looking to make it ten home Football League wins in a season for the first time since the 1968-69 season in Division Three (now League One).

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