April 2005

ISTHMIAN RYMAN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Full Grid 35=21 34=24
Pos
Teams
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
PTs
GD
01
AFC-Wimbledon Champions
42
29
10
3
91
33
97
+58
02
Walton & Hersham Promoted
42
28
4
10
69
34
88
+35
03
Horsham in Play-offs
42
24
6
12
90
61
78
+29
04
Bromley in Play-offs
42
22
9
11
68
44
75
+25
05
Metropolitan Police in Play-offs
42
22
8
12
72
51
75
+21
06
Cray Wanderers in Play-offs
42
19
16
7
95
54
73
+41
07
Leatherhead
42
20
13
9
73
55
73
+18
08
Tooting & Mitcham
42
18
15
9
92
60
68
+32
09
Whyteleafe
42
20
6
16
60
59
66
+1
10
Burgess Hill Town
42
19
6
17
73
62
63
+11
11
Hastings Utd
42
15
11
16
55
57
56
-2
12
Croydon Ath
42
13
16
13
66
65
55
+1
13
Corinthiam Casuals
42
15
9
18
56
64
54
-12
14
Bashley
42
13
13
16
68
74
52
-6
15
Dulwich Hamlet
42
10
14
18
61
64
44
-3
16
Molesey
42
12
8
22
46
70
44
-24
17
Banstead Ath
42
10
10
22
50
64
40
-14
18
Newport IOW
42
10
10
22
50
88
40
-38
19
Fleet Town
42
11
5
26
47
86
38
-39
20
Ashford Town
42
8
12
22
47
85
36
-38
21
Dorking Relegated
42
8
11
23
43
89
35
-46
22
Croydon Relegated
42
5
10
27
37
91
25
-54

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Saturday 30th April 2005
Burgess Hill 1-3 AFC Wimbledon

Planes, trains, automobiles, topless double decker buses in fancy dress and last but not least walked the 45miles to it you name it the Dons arrived at Burgess Hill by it, well OK no one turned up on an elephant or camel but there was one on an emu.

The game was played in a party atmosphere, you know where the host welcome everyone, then all the guest spread out around the house, but most end up in the kitchen or in our case the clubhouse.

With the cup final only three days away, Mr. Anderson decide to to rest a few key players Rob Ursell & Shane Smeltz were not in the team and Danny Naisbitt, Michael Woolner, Steve Butler & Ryan Gray where all on the bench, this did give Matt Martin a start, along with reserves/U18's Charlie Bunce, Jon Boswell and Mark King.

Homer and the Burgess Hill supporters where again tucked away in the left top corner of the stand (why its call a stand when people sit in it still confuses me) and once again were in good voice and the sun was out in force.

The game was played at a steady pass, the 1st goal came thirty six minutes in Mark Cooper on the halfway line launched a high ball that found Antony Howard on the edge of the Burgess Hill box, he brought the ball down and hit the ball firm and straight across the area and into the opposite top corner of the net.

Five minutes into the second half saw the Dons double the lead, Richard Butler work an opening on the edge of the box an struck the ball high pass the keeper only to see it hit the underside of the crossbar and bounce out, lucky Martin Randall was on hand at the back of the goal and had a simple tap in.

Burgess Hill keep pressing forward and finally got a goal back when on seventy five minutes Nick Sullivan sent in a high cross from the touchline that curled downward and into the far top corner over the head of a scrambling Matt Martin.

Before Burgess could mount a challenge for an equalizer the Dons had once again opened up a two goal lead, Leon McDowall one a challenge and headed the ball onto to Gavin Bolger who took the ball into the box and slide the ball low across goal into the bottom corner of the net for his 1st goal of the season, which lead to the entire team including subs & management chased him into the corner of the pitch and pile on top of him, that explains the rugby scrum picture above then.

And so ends another league season, just a little matter of a cup final then the long wait for pre season.

Team : Matt Martin, Antony Howard (60), Charlie Bunce, Jon-Barrie Bates (46), Mark Cooper, Jon Boswell, Richard Butler (50), Gavin Bolger, Martin Randall, Mark King, Chris Gell

Subs Used : Michael Woolner (46), Ryan Gray (60), Leon McDowall (sub 50)

Subs Not Used : Steve Butler, Danny Naisbitt

Goalscorers :Antony Howard (36), Martin Randall (50). Gavin Bolger (79)

Goals Against : Nick Sullivan (75)

Attendance : 2,005

Saturday 30th April 2005
Banstead Athletic 0-1 Bromley
Burgess Hill Town 1-3 AFC Wimbledon
Cray Wanderers 1-2 Walton & Hersham
Croydon 2-2 Hastings United
Dulwich Hamlet 4-1 Corinthian Casuals
Horsham 5-0 Ashford Town
Leatherhead 3-0 Croydon Athletic
Metropolitan Police 4-1 Fleet Town
Molesey 3-3 Newport IOW
Tooting & Mitcham 2-0 Bashley
Whyteleafe 3-1 Dorking

Saturday 30th April 2005
Team News
Burgess Hill v AFC Wimbledon KO 3.00pm

Mr. Anderson has named the following team for the last league game of the season tomorrow's away to Burgess Hill

Team : Matt Martin, Danny Naisbitt, Jon Boswell, Charlie Bunce, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Steve Butler, Mark Cooper, Sonny Farr, Chris Gell, Micky Woolner, Jon-Barrie Bates, Robert Ursell, Gavin Bolger, Leon McDowell, Shane Smeltz, Andy Frost, Mark King, Richard Butler.


Sunday 24th April
2005
Surrey Womens Cup Final
@ Horley Town
AFC Wimbledon Ladies 2-1 Chelsea Ladies

Well Done to the Ladies who beat Chelsea in the Surrey Woman's Cup Final 2-1, both the Dons goals were scores by the inspirational captain Maria Bertelli, who had to leave for the airport in Sweden about 4am to get to the game on time, Mazza's 1st goal came in the 1st half after the Dons had already missed a handful of chances, the ball dropped nicely for Mazza in the box and she slotted the ball pass the Chelsea keeper and celebrated in style with a cartwheel.

The Dons totally dominated Chelsea in the 1st half playing some fine passing football and Chelsea only chances came from corners that where easy dealt with.

In the second half the game became more physical as Chelsea looked to get back level and tried without much luck to shake the Dons up with some heavy tackles, but the ladies just stuck to their guns and played football.

The second goal was a goal worthy of winning any cup final Mazza hit the ball from way outside the box across the area and the ball dipped into the far top corner of the net out of the reach of the Chelsea keeper.

Chelsea made a late surge to get back into the game and score after Lou Cooper made her only mistake of the game and dropped a cross (Danny Naisbitt style) and Chelsea only had to tapped the ball in to an empty net.

It was too little to late for Chelsea, but did make for a nail biting last ten minutes or so with injury time as the Ladies held the League Champions at bay and went on to win the cup.

Team : Lou Cooper, Natalie Barette, Maria Bertelli, Vicki Elcome, Jo Goodwin, Carly Hunt, Gemma Hunt, Andrea McGrady, Keisha Ramos, Danielle Rebelo, Michelle Riley, Beth Sims, Laura Smith and Terri Warren.

Goalscorers : Maria Bertelli (13,77)

Goal against : (87)

Team : Lou Cooper, Natalie Barette, Lizzie Law, Laura Smith, Rachal Axon, Keisha Ramos, Michelle Riley, Maria Bertelli, Carly Hunt, Gemma Hunt, Beth Sims

Rolling Subs : Jo Goodwin , Vicki Elcome, Danielle Rebelo, Andrea McGrady, Terri Warren

Goalscorers : Maria Bertelli (13,77)

Goal against : (87)

Pictures

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Saturday
23rd April 2005
AFC Wimbledon 3-0 Cray Wanderers

The final game of the season saw the Dons play some lovely football, score three goals and of course take sweet revenge over the team that stop our unbeaten run Cray Wanderers.

For the forth home game in a row the Dons scored in under ten minutes, Michael Woolner turned his marker in the center circle and volleyed the ball forward and Rob Ursell burst past the Cray defenders and headed after the ball which dropped just in on the edge of the area, with both Rob and the keeper heading towards the ball in was Rob who managed to get a foot to the ball and knock it pass the keeper who carried on through Rob bring him down for a penalty.

Lucky for the keeper the ball was heading away from goal so he stayed on the pitch, but was unable to stop the perfectly taken spot kick by Ryan Gray, the keeper did the usual arm waving and bouncing then set off to his left along his line as Ryan dispatched the ball to his left bottom corner.

Cray came close to pulling level with about half an hour on the clock, but Jon-Barrie Bates made a last minutes tackle as the Cray player was about to stick the ball.

The Dons second goal came on thirty eight minutes once again Rob Ursell found himself heading into the box this time with the ball at his feet and only the keeper to get pass, the keeper stood tall, but Rob just turned him this way then that before sliding the ball into the center of the six yard box, where Shane Smeltz held off two players and poke the ball into the back of the net pass the keeper who was scrambling back into the goal.

A long range freekick was tipped over by Danny Naisbitt as Cray tried to get back into the game, but on sixty eight minutes Richard Butler with the help of the keeper finished the game off with the Dons third goal.

Sonny Farr picked the ball up just inside our half an ran straight down the middle of the pitch about halfway to goal he was tackled by two Cray players, the 1st knocked the ball onto the other and the loose ball fell to Ryan Gray who continued with the ball down the left side to the byline before sending a low ball into the box where Richard Butler was on hand to send the ball goalwards, the keeper managed to deflect the ball upwards and over his own head and as he went to claim the ball on the line he some how allowed the ball to slip through his hands and over the line.

Three more points towar...opps forgot (not) we don't need any more points as we are the champions already plus last home game equals party and awards for players of the year step forward Richard Butler, Junior Dons' Player of the Year, WUP Young Player of the Year, WISA Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year and our Top Goalscorer to boot.

Joe Paris won Reserves' Player of the Year and Bradley Drake won the Under-18s Player of the Year.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Antony Howard (76), Ryan Gray, Chris Gell, Steve Butler, Mark Cooper, Robert Ursell, Jon-Barrie Bates, Shane Smeltz (55) , Gavin Bolger (55), Michael Woolner

Subs Used : Richard Butler (55) , Sonny Farr (55) , Steve Gibson (76)

Subs Not Used : Matt Martin, Leon McDowall

Goalscorers : Ryan Gray (7), Shane Smeltz (38), Richard Butler (68)

Goals Against : N/A

Attendance : 3,358

Saturday 23rd April 2005
AFC Wimbledon 3 - 0 Cray Wanderers
Ashford Town 0 - 0 Metropolitan Police
Bashley 0 - 1 Banstead Athletic
Bromley 2 - 0 Dulwich Hamlet
Corinthian Casuals 1 - 1 Molesey
Croydon Athletic 5 - 3 Burgess Hill Town
Dorking 0 - 0 Tooting & Mitch
am
Fleet Town 1 - 1 Horsham
Hastings United 0 - 1 Leatherhead
Newport IOW 4 - 0 Croydon
Walton & Hersham 1 - 0 Whyteleafe

Thursday 21st April 2005
Manager of the Month

Well Done to Mr. Anderson was was named Division One Manager of the Month for March.

Read Mr.Anderson's comments on this and the T&M game on the O/S.

Thursday 21st April 2005
Dons in testimonial match

AFC Wimbledon will provide the opposition for Joe O'Shea's testimonial at Staines on Thursday 5th May.

The match will also Chris Gell and his brother Richard play against each other .

The match will kick off at 7.45pm at Wheatsheaf Park and tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and OAPs.

Wednesday 20th April 2005
Team News
AFC Wimbledon Res 2-2 Walton Casual Res KO 7.45pm

The Dons came back from two nil down to draw two all with only ten men after Matt Martin had been sent off with a straight red card after only sixteen minutes.

Tuesday 19th April 2005
Lewis back at QPR

Lewis Hamilon has been recalled to QPR and due to being on a Pro contract will not return, thanks for coming Lewis.

To see what Mr.Anderson has to say about Lewis & the rest of the OnloanDons on the O/S click here.

Tuesday 19th April 2005
Ashford Town 4-1 Bashley
Bromley 1-1 Metropolitan Police

Monday 18th April 2005
3rd Kit Design
The shortlist for next years 3rd kit design has been drawn up to have a look click here and submit your votes by April 29.

Monday 18th April 2005
Cup Final Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the Surrey Senior Cup Final against Walton & Hersham at the Kingfield Stadium,Woking, on Tuesday 3 May. Prices are:

Adults: £8

Concessions and under 16s: £4

There are no reduced prices for students.

The match is not all-ticket, but we recommend that you buy your ticket in advance.

Click Here for more Information.

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Sunday 17th April
2005
Enfield Town Ladies 2-7 AFC Wimbledon Ladies

Team : Tracy Perry, Lizzie Laws, Keisha Ramos, Vicky Elcome, Natalie Barette, Maria Bertelli, Carly Hunt, Gemma Hunt, Joanna Goodwin, Danielle Rebelo, Beth Simms

Subs Used : Terri Warren

Subs Not Used : All Used

Goalscorers :Beth Simms (1,6,38), Maria Bertelli (19pen, 21), Keisha Ramos (67), Terri Warren (81)

Goals Against : (52, 81)

Pics

Well done to Lou & Andrea who completed the Marathon in 6:03:02.

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Saturday
16th April 2005
Tooting & Mitcham 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

The Champions came to Imperial Fields and as in the reverse match at Kingsmeadow had to come from behind late on to scrape out a draw against a tough Tooting & Mitcham side.

With T&M still looking for a play off place this was never going to be an easy match, for a packed ground there wasn't much atmosphere and the game didn't help both side where slow to start and apart from a couple of patches here and there stayed at that speed.

T&M keeper had a bit of luck when he went after the ball to the side of the box and clearly gathered the ball up not just on the line but clearly half his body length outside the box, which went unnoticed by the ref or lino and could have been sent off.

Just pass the half hour T&M took the lead, Bolger gave away a foul and from the resulting freekick the ball was swung in low, a group of three players two T&M and one dons went for the ball but all failed to make contact with the ball and this seem to put Danny Naisbitt off as he also completely missed the ball as it hit the back of the net.

The Dons looked more like Champions in the second half, but still struggled with the final balls into the box and with twenty minutes left T&M could have doubled the lead again from a freekick, if the T&M player who had rose unmarked at the back had not headed the ball over from six yards out.

Then with just ten minutes on the clock the Dons equalized with an identical goal, Michael Woolners freekick was hit high the box and Steve Butler and the keeper went for the low ball, Steve stuck his leg out but missed the ball and in doing so deceived the keeper who could only watch as he hit the ground the ball hit the underside of the bar and bounce over the line.

Both teams had late chances to win, but the final score was one all, which points wise made no deference to us, but did mean that T&M could not make the play offs as results elsewhere had gone against them.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Cooper, Chris Gell, Steve Butler, Antony Howard, Robert Ursell, Jon-Barrie Bates, Shane Smeltz, Leon McDowall (74) , Gavin Bolger (70)

Subs Used : Michael Woolner (70), Mark King (74)

Subs Not Used : Matt Martin, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray

Goalscorers :Michael Woolner (80)

Goals Against : Matt Howard (34)

Attendance : 2,637

Saturday 16th April 2005
Ashford Town 0-2 Whyteleafe
Banstead Athletic 6-0 Croydon
Bashley 0-0 Croydon Athletic
Cray Wanderers 2-1 Hastings United
Fleet Town 0-2 Bromley
Horsham 1-4 Walton & Hersham
Leatherhead 1-3 Corinthian-Casuals
Metropolitan Police 2-1 Dorking
Molesey 3-0 Burgess Hill Town
Newport IoW 3-2 Dulwich Hamlet
Tooting & Mitcham Utd 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Saturday 16th April 2005
Team News
Tooting & Mitcham v AFC Wimbledon KO 3.00pm

Mr. Anderson has named the following team for today's derby match against Tooting & Mitcham:

Team : Matt Martin, Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Steve Butler, Mark Cooper, Lewis Hamilton, Chris Gell, Micky Woolner, Jon-Barrie Bates, Robert Ursell, Gavin Bolger, Leon McDowell, Shane Smeltz, Andy Frost.

Tickets for this game will now be on sale on the day in addition to the methods here, they will be available from the ticket office (next to the main stand entrance) from 12.30 onwards.

ALL MAIN STAND TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD. GROUND TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE.

Prices : Ground Adults £7, Under 16s and Senior Citizens £3

Ground: Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6BF

Past Results :

Isthmian League
Year
Home
Away
W
L
D
F
A
56-57
2-4
3-3
0
1
1
5
7
57-58
3-4
1-4
0
2
0
8
4
58-59
1-1
1-0
1
0
1
2
1
59-60
0-1
1-4
0
2
0
1
5
60-61
2-1
3-2
2
0
0
5
3
61-62
5-1
3-1
2
0
0
8
2
62-63
3-2
2-2
2
0
0
5
4
63-64
1-0
4-3
2
0
0
5
3
04-05
2-2
1-1
-
-
2
3
3
LeagueTotal
46-05
9
9
8
5
5
38
36
Cups Total
46-64
P9
w2
L3
D4
F14
A20
Total
46-05
P26
W11
L8
D9
F52
A56

Thursday 14th April 2005
Away Travel
The club has arranged for coach travel to Burgess Hill Town for the final league game of the season on Saturday 30 April. The coach will depart from Kingsmeadow at 11:45 and leave Burgess Hill 45 minutes after the final whistle. The usual prices of £13 for adults and £7 for all concessions will apply. Please book by contacting the office on 020 8547 3528 between 10 am and 4 pm on weekdays, or email coaches@afcwimbledon.co.uk

Wednesday 13th April 2005
Everstong @ HMV in Wimbledon Wednesday

Don't forget that Everstrong's single Take Me Home goes on sale this week - available at local HMV outlets and via the web here

And you can get your copy signed by the band and by AFC Wimbledon players if you head down to HMV on Wimbledon Broadway on Wednesday night from 6pm - 8pm. Dave Anderson, Shane Smeltz and Richard Butler will be among the Dons luminaries in attendance, as well as Simon Vaughan and his Everstrong colleagues.

So head on down to buy your copies, bring your friends and help get the Dons into the charts.

Tuesday 11th April 2005
Corinthian Casuals 0-2 Horsham

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Sunday 10th April
2005
AFC Wimbledon Ladies 0-3 Brighton Ladies

Team : Lou Cooper, Lizzie Laws, Keisha Ramos, Michelle Riley, Carly Hunt (S-Off 15), Laura Smith, Gemma Hunt (45), Andrea McGrady, Natalie Barette, Danielle Rebelo

Subs Used : Beth Simms (45)

Subs Not Used : Rachael Axon

Pics

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Saturday 9th April 2005
AFC Wimbledon v Met Police

Two players returned to the Kingsmeadow field today, firstly with Paul Smith out for the rest of the season Danny Naisbitt returned from loan to step into the number one jersey once again and the second was the goal machine that is Kevin Cooper who has been through three teams this season, but eventually had to return to face us and was given the warm welcome he deserved.

The game got underway and within minutes of the kickoff the Dons had the ball in the back of the net, but somehow Shane Smeltz had played himself into an offside position and the goal was ruled offside, never mind because with eight minutes gone Shane made sure with his next attempt after receiving the ball from Lewis Hamilton he on the edge his 1st shot was blocked, so he turned and hit a low ball with his left foot instead which flow low through the crowded box into the bottom right corner of the net to give the Dons the lead.

The Met then had a couple of chance themselves which lead to some nail biting goal line clearances, Coops who was having a very quite game finally had a shot on goal from a freekick just outside the box, but the Dons defence stood strong and Coops hit the ball into the wall and the Dons went in at half time one up.

In the second half up the Dons went out looking for a second goal up front Leon McDowall was chasing every loose ball and causing the Met a few problems with his pace and Shane had another couple of shots at goal, but a second goal would not come.

With time ticking down Gavin Bolger who had come on for Rob Ursell on the hour made a good run from the halfway line, his cross into the box found Ryan Gray who turned the Met's defence inside out but could not get a clear shot on goal and the ball was eventually cleared for a corner, from which Hamilton head over.

Finally the ref blow his whistle and the Dons could start the celebrations after securing the three points that confirmed us as Champions of the Ryman League Division One.

Well Done to the management, the team and of course us the fans for another wonderful season.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Lewis Hamilton, Ryan Gray, Chris Gell, Steve Butler, Antony Howard, Robert Ursell (60), Jon-Barrie Bates, Shane Smeltz, Leon McDowall, Michael Woolner

Subs Used : Gavin Bolger (60)

Subs Not Used : Mark Cooper, Matt Martin, Steve Gibson, Andy Frost

Goalscorers : Shane Smeltz (8)

Goals Against : n/a

Attendance : 3,230

Saturday 9th April 2005
AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Metropolitan Police
Bromley 3-2 Cray Wanderers
Burgess Hill Town 2-0 Tooting
& Mitcham Utd
Corinthian Casuals 0-3 Newport IoW
Croydon 1-3 Leatherhead
Croydon Athletic 1-1 Banstead Athletic
Dorking 2-1 Fleet Town
Dulwich Hamlet 1-1 Molesey
Hastings United 1-1 Bashley
Walton & Hersham 2-1 Ashford Town
Whyteleafe 1-0 Horsham

Saturday 9th April 2005
Team News
AFC Wimbledon v Met Police KO 3.00pm

Mr. Anderson has named the following team for tomorrows match against the Met Police at Kingsmeadow, which could also see the return of Kevin Cooper though weather he plays or not is still 50-50, let's hope he gets a good reception.

Team : Matt Martin, Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Steve Butler, Mark Cooper, Lewis Hamilton, Chris Gell, Micky Woolner, Jon-Barrie Bates, Robert Ursell, Gavin Bolger, Leon McDowell, Shane Smeltz, Andy Frost, Jones Bamfo.

Saturday 9th April 2005
AFC Wimbledon v Metropolitan Police
Bromley v Cray Wanderers
Burgess Hill Town v Tooting & Mitcham
Corinthian-Casuals v Newport IOW
Croydon v Leatherhead
Croydon Athletic v Banstead Athletic
Dorking v Fleet Town
Dulwich Hamlet v Molesey
Hastings United v Bashley
Walton & Hersham v Ashford Town
Whyteleafe v Horsham

Friday 9th April 2005
Dont forget Give and Go in the Tonight

Entrance will cost just £6 & the doors open at 7.30pm, first band will be on at 8.30pm

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Tuesday 5th April 2005
Surrey Senior Cup Semi-final
Sutton Utd 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

The Dons clinched a place in the Surrey Senior Cup Final after beating Sutton Utd by a single headed goal by Antony Howard in a toughly fought match, which later saw Antony replace Paul Smith in goal after Smithy went off with a dislocated shoulder.

Mr. Anderson was forced to make several changes to the team that was taken apart by W&H on Saturday due to players being cup tied and injured, despite that the Dons came out and looked comfortable, Sutton took the game to the Dons early on and Paul Smith had to be a his best from the off and stopped Sutton taking the lead on a couple of occasions

Both teams had their fair share of chances as the game flowed from end to end, but it was the Sutton that finished the half the stronger and Smithy again pulled of a save to deny Sutton a goal.

At the start of the 2nd half the Dons came out flying, the post came to Sutton's aid from a Leon McDowall header, then on forty eight minutes the Dons received a freekick which Rob Ursell sent into the box and Antony Howard rose at the back post and sent a looping head pass the Sutton keeper one nil.

The lead could have been double just after that, first Ryan Gray then Gavin Bolger had chances, Bolgers was scrambled off the line, Sutton upped the tempo looking to level the game, but the Smith and the defenders where more than a match and held Sutton at bay.

With ninety up Paul Smith cleared a corner, but as he fell to the ground he landed badly and after a long delay was stretched off with a dislocated shoulder and with no keeper on the subs bench it was up to one of the outfield players to step into the green jersey, after some debate goalscorer Antony Howard to the responsibility, but soon found that catch the ball isn't as easy as it looks and to make things worse for him every time the Dons got the ball they sent it out for a throw in or corner.

Rob Ursell showed how to run down the clock and got the ball into the corner, were he turned the Sutton defense inside before getting a corner, after about ten minutes of nail bitten extra time the ref finally blow the whistle to send the crowd ecstatic and take the Dons into the final.

Well done to the team, management and fans for a great evening and bring on Walton & Hersham, who beat Tooting & Mitcham in the other Semi.

Team : Paul Smith (90), Antony Howard, Ryan Gray, Jon-Barrie Bates, Steve Butler, Steve Gibson, Robert Ursell, Michael Woolner, Chris Gell, Leon McDowall, Gavin Bolger

Subs Used : Gareth Graham (90)

Subs Not Used : Jon Boswell, Jones Bamfo, Mark King, Andy Frost

Goalscorers : Antony Howard (48)

Goals Against : n/a

Attendance : 2,063

Tuesday 5th April 2005
Surrey Senior Cup Semi-Final Team News
Sutton Utd v AFC Wimbledon KO 7.45pm

Mr. Anderson has named the following team for tonight's Surrey Senior Cup Semi Final against Conference South side Sutton Utd at Gander Green Lane.

Team : Paul Smith, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Steve Butler, Chris Gell, Micky Woolner, Jon-Barrie Bates, Robert Ursell, Gavin Bolger, Leon McDowell, Jones Bamfo, Mark King, Andy Frost, Jon Boswell.

The game would have been tough enough against Sutton, but with the services of seven players denied through eligibility rules and suspensions, Mr. Anderson has the added problem of Mark Cooper and Richard Butler out injuried and both Steve Butler (thigh) and Micky Woolner (ankle) facing late fitness tests.

Prices: Adults £9, Senior Citizens £5, Junior £3.
Stand transfer £1

Tuesday 5th April 2005
Banstead Athletic 3-0 Dorking

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Saturday 2nd April 2005
Walton & Hersham 4-0 AFC Wimbledon

What can I say about this game apart from well done Walton & Hersham, We came, We saw, We got well and truly stuffed, you had a game plan and stuck to it, we had a game plan and left it behind with our players who also forgot to turn up, nice day out though apart from the result.

The first twenty minutes saw both teams have a fair share of the play, but it was W&H took their chances, the 1st goal came after a bad back pass to Steve Butler saw him struggle to clear the ball which eventually went out for a corner, from the corner the ball was dropped into the near post where W&H had two players on Paul Smith and the ball was bundled over the line.

The lead was doubled twelve minutes later when the ball was driven across the Dons box Paul Harkness turn and hit a hopeful shot which curled just out of the reach of Paul Smith and clipped the inside of the post and in.

The second half saw Joe Vines replace the injured Sonny Farr who was one of the few players who had had a ok first half and the Dons switched to three five two and the Dons started to create chances another of the players performing well was Richard Butler (who doesn't seem to have bad games) and he also picked up a knock that saw him go off on the hour.

Which only left JJB who continues to get stuck in more and more, but alas with only the one player left on the pitch it wasn't long before W&H had made it three, the third came from the now obligatory free kick from dead center outside the box that we give away all to often and then the ball is curled over the wall into the top corner type thing goal.

The fourth on seventy seven minutes was again from a corner that saw Paul Harkness rise unmarked at the near post and head any easy goal.

The ref finally put us out of our missy and left us still looking for the single point that will clinch the title.

Team : Paul Smith. Antony Howard, Lewis Hamilton, Jon-Barrie Bates, Steve Butler, Mark Cooper, Robert Ursell (74), Chris Gell, Richard Butler (60), Shane Smeltz, Sonny Farr (46)

Subs Used : Ryan Gray (74) , Joe Vines (46), Leon McDowall (60)

Subs Not Used : Matt Martin, Michael Woolner

Goalscorers : N/A

Goals Against : Tristan Frontin (24) , Paul Harkness (37, 77), Lee Riddell (70)

Attendance : 2,503

Saturday 2nd April 2005
Ashford Town 3-2 Tooting & Mitcham
Banstead Athletic 0-0 Molesey
Bashley 0-3 Bromley
Cray Wanderers 5-0 Newport IOW
Croydon Athletic 0-1 Dulwich Hamlet
Dorking 0-2 Leatherhead
Fleet Town 2-1 Corinthian Casuals
Horsham 2-1 Croydon
Metropolitan Police 1-0 Hastings United
Walton & Hersham 4-0 AFC Wimbledon
Whyteleafe 1-0 Burgess Hill Town

Friday 1st April 2005
Team News
Walton & Hersham v AFC Wimbledon KO 3.00pm

Mr. Anderson has named the following players for tomorrow’s top of the table clash with Walton & Hersham, where a draw or a win will see us win the title.

Team : Paul Smith, Matt Martin, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Mark Cooper, Joe Vines, Steve Butler, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Ursell, Jon-Barrie Bates, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Micky Woolner, Sonny Farr, Ryan Gray, Shane Smeltz, Richard Butler, Leon McDowall, Mark King, Jones Bamfo, Andy Frost.

Should the Dons get the point need against Walton & Hersham and win the title, only the back bar at Kinsgmeadow will be open for a celebratory drink (fire limit: 200 people).

There are no trains on the Waterloo to Walton line on Saturday and those planning on travelling by rail are advised that a bus service will be in operation from Tolworth.

The engineering works are between Raynes Park and Kingston and Raynes Park and Weybridge. Buses will run from Tolworth at xx10, xx25, xx40 and xx55, taking half an hour and arriving Walton at xx40, xx55, xx10 and xx25.

To connect with these buses take the Chessington service or the diverted Hampton Court service, these will all call at Tolworth.

Season Ticket 2004/2005
Main Stand
Basic Price Optional Donation Total
Adult £200 £50 £250
Concessions (Full Time Students, Over-60s & unemployed)
£100 £100
Under 16 £35 £35
Terrace
Basic Price Optional Donation Total
Adult £150 £50 £200
Concessions (Full Time Students, Over-60s & unemployed)
£75 £75
Under-16 £25 £25
Presidents Lounge
Basic Price Optional Donation Total
Adults £550 £50 £600
Blocks A,B,C and J are no-Smoking areas.

Block K is for Under-16s and their adult family or friends. We will sell tickets in this area to unaccompanied under-16s, but not to unaccompanied adults. This block will also be a no-smoking area.

No New applications will be accepted for seats in Block A.

Main Stand and President Lounge applications are being accepted on the following timetable:

1) Current ST holders have until 31 May to apply for same seat.
2) If you are a current ST holder and wish to move seats, please apply before May 31 indicating both your current seat and your new seat preference . This will ensure that your current seats are not lost if the attempt to move is unsuccessful. We will contact you after 31 May to discuss your seat for next season.

Please note that the vast majority of seats in Central area of the stand (blocks H and G and the seats in the president's Lounge block) are currently held by season ticket holders and we expect almost all of these people to renew.

3) New ST Applications will be accepted and allocated from the seats available after dealing with all renewals and current ST holders wanting to move. You may post your application now if you wish , although all applications received on or before 1st June will be treated as having been received on that date.

Season Ticket Books will be sent out 1st Week Of August.

Concessionary Prices Full Time Students:

Please enclose confirmation of your status from your university College or School.
Unemployed: Please enclose a copy of your benefit Book
For New applications for Over 60's or Under 16s,
Please enclose a copy of your birth certificate

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