July 2004


Saturday 31st July 2004

Harrow Borough 1 AFC Wimbledon 1

On an extremely hot day the dons played out a 1-1 draw against Harrow Borough, with the dons getting of to the best of start taken the lead from a well drilled shot from Matt Everard at the back post after just two minutes.

Neither side created any telling chances in the 1st half , with the dons central back three Everard Howard and Steve Butler soaking up any chances Harrow did create.

Just before half time Martin Randell had to be stretched off with a bad head injury after a clash of heads with a defender while heading the ball past the keeper.

The 2nd half started at a much gentler pace and both teams seem to be feeling the heat, with eleven minutes gone Harrow leveled the game with a low shot pass Paul Smith from the edge of the area, both teams made numerous substitutions, one of which was Andy Sullivan making his come back from the injury that has kept him out since the 1st pre season friendly.

Towards the end of the match both teams had more chances each than in the rest of the match, Sully had a shot go just wide after he had won a ball back while on the floor, Richard Butler had a chance that went over and Gareth Graham had the shot hit the post.

Full time one all, next game is away to Kingstonian on Tuesday.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Darren Dobinson, Anthony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Gavin Bolger, Robert Ursell, Martin Randall, Richard Butler

Subs Used : Jamie Taylor, Paul Smith, Lewis Taylor, Andy Sullivan, Ken During, Gareth Graham

Subs Not Used : Chris Head

Goalscorers : Matt Everard (2)

Goals Against : Paul Hamer (56)

Attendance : 500

Friday 30 July 2004
Team News
Harrow Borough v AFC Wimbledon
PSF KO 3.00pm

With Mr.Anderson away in Portugal assistant manager Jon Turner has named the following players for tomorrow: match against Harrow Borough.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Steve Butler, Antony Howard, Steve Gibson, Matt Everard, Darren Dobinson, Ryan Gray, Gavin Bolger, Robert Ursell, Jamie Taylor, Martin Randall, Richard Butler, Lewis Taylor, Chris Head, Ken During.

Wednesday 28th July 2004
Seven Sign, One Left

Mr.Anderson has confirmed that the following seven players have sign for the coming season

Paul Smith, Chris Gell, Antony Howard, Steve Butler, Steve Gibson, Darren Dobinson, Martin Randall.

But Seb Favata has decided to leave and obtain 1st team football elsewhere, thanks for last season Seb and wish you well in the future

To read Mr. Anderson's and Seb' s comments on the OS click here


Tuesday 27th July 2004

Gravesend & Northfleet 1 AFC Wimbledon 1

The dons came up the 3rd conference side in pre season and unlike Barnet G&N looked organised and far quicker from back to front and the lads once again acquitted themselves well.

It was against the run of play that the dons took the lead after just fifteen minutes Jamie Taylor split the the G&N defence with a through that found Gavin Bolger running on to it, who hit the ball from the edge of the box low into the corner.

The 2nd half saw the dons again with their backs to the wall, with G&N looking to level the score, but Danny Neisbitt was on top form making some goods saves and claiming the ball well.

G&N final got the equaliser from all their pressure in the seventy eighth minute when they received a freekick on the touchline, which was crossed over for Roy Essandoh to head back across goal giving Danny no chance.

Both teams could have got a winner late on with the dons best chance coming from a header by Martin Randall that hit the post and was cleared for a corner.

Full time came and a draw was a fair result.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Darren Dobinson, Chris Gell, Matt Everard, Anthony Howard, Seb Favata, Gavin Bolger, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor, Ryan Gray

Subs Used : Martin Randall, Steve Butler, Robert Ursell

Subs Not Used : Paul Smith, Lewis Taylor, Chris Head, Jones Bamfo

Goalscorers : Gavin Bolger (16)

Goals Against : Roy Essandoh (78)

Attendance : 626

Tuesday 27th July 2004
Team News
Gravesend & Northfleet v AFC Wimbledon
PSF KO 7.45pm

Mr.Anderson has named the following players for tonight's PSF away to Gravesend & Northfleet.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Steve Butler, Anthony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Gibson, Paul Quinn, Darren Dobinson, Chris Gell, Seb Favata, Gavin Bolger, Lewis Taylor, Robert Ursell, Lee Sidwell, Ryan Gray, Jones Bamfo, Martin Randall, Jamie Taylor, Richard Butler.

Tuesday 27th July 2004
Ginge & Gray to stay

Gareth Graham & Ryan Gray have both agreed terms with the Club for the coming season

To read Mr. Anderson's views on the OS click here

Saturday 24th July 2004
Danny O has left the Dons

click here to read Mr. Anderson's comments on the OS

Thanks for two eventful seasons Danny and good luck in the future.

Goal Two Nil
Saturday 24th July 2004

AFC Wimbledon 3 Barnet 0

Do they not like AFC, last week Barnet went down 1-10 to Arsenal football club and today they came up against the new look AFC Wimbledon with only five of last season champions starting and were beaten by three goals by a team three division below them.

The game kicked off late with a delayed of 15 minutes because Barnet had been stuck in traffic, it really wasn't their day from the off.

From the start the dons were on the attack, then on thirteen minutes the Barnet keeper made the mistake of giving the ball to new signing Robert Ursell, who then rounded the keeper from the edge of the box and roll the ball into the empty net.

Just as Barnet start to get into the game the dons produced a string of passes that ended up with Robert Ursell dragging the ball with his left foot pass one defender, then pausing a second before repeating the trick on the same defender then curling the ball into the top corner with his left foot to put the dons two nil up against the conference team and going some way to living up to his nickname the wizard before half time.

The 2nd half started with the dons attacking the Athletics end, Barnet had a lot more of the possession in the 2nd half with the midfield more in control, but the dons defence held strong and never looked like conceding, despite having to sit back and defend the dons where still making chances and with ninety minutes on the Richard Butler went pass his man in the box, but was tripped as he went pass and the ref awarded a penalty.

Up stepped the wizard and slotted the ball low into the corner for his hat-trick, he then had the cheek to run back to the keeper and pointed to the corner of the net that the ball went into as if to say I told you it was going in that corner.

The ref blow his whistle for full time just after the kick off and send the dons home happy and the forty odd Barnet fans wishing their hadn't bothered getting out of bed, must thank them for coming along and hope to meet them again soon, preferable in the league their in now if not a cup match.

If that's the new look AFC Wimbledon more of the same please, next up is another Conference team Gravesend & Northfleet on Tuesday night.

PS as Arsenal conceded a goal and we didn't does that mean we have a better defence than the Premiership Champions well have to wait until they have to play against us and see, away in the 3rd round of TheFA cup would be nice.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray, Chris Gell, Jay Conroy, , Anthony Howard, Gareth Graham, Martin Randall, Robert Ursell, Jamie Taylor, Gavin Bolger

Subs Used : Chris Head, Seb Favata, Jones Bamfo, Matt Everard, Richard Butler

Subs Not Used : Paul Smith

Goalscorers : Robert Ursell (13), (28), (90 pen)

Goals Against : none

Attendance : 1,305

Friday 23 July 2004
Team News
AFC Wimbledon v Barnet
PSF KO 3.00

Mr.Anderson has named the following players for tonight's PSF away to Horsham YMCA

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Danny Oakins, Anthony Howard, Steve Gibson, Jay Conroy, Paul Quinn, Darren Dobinson, Chris Gell, Seb Favata, Gavin Bolger, Lewis Taylor, Robert Ursell, Gareth Graham, Lee Sidwell, Ryan Gray, Joe Sheerin, Jones Bamfo, Martin Randall, Jamie Taylor, Richard Butler.

The manager explained on O/S

Also at Kingsmeadow tonight both the NEW Home and Away Kits will be on sale from 7pm along with a Q&A session with Mr. Anderson from 8pm.

To submit questions in advance, e-mailtalkback@afcwimbledon.co.uk. The floor will of course be open to questions from the room as well and the event will be broadcast live via radio WDON - for details on how to listen click here. Who will also take questions and feedback on the night via email.


Tuesday 20th July 2004

Horsham YMCA 2 AFC Wimbledon 0

A mixture of 1st team, trialists and reserves went down two nil to Horsham YMCA, who had ex Don Ally Russell up front.

The YMCA had the better of the 1st half and took the lead via a penalty after Paul Smith had brought down a player in the box, captain Gavin Bolger had the best chance for the Dons in the 1st half with his back post header hitting the side netting.

The 2nd half saw the introduction of new Don Richard Butler, who looked strong up front and after a few games should be more used to his new teammate's, the YMCA's tackles started get a lot stronger towards the end and 1st Lewis Taylor then his replacement Mark Skinner both had to be replaced, with Lewis receiving the worse tackle, which sent flying high, he may well have come down by now and could have been ruled out for a few games.

The dons had more chances in the 2nd half with the ball hitting the crossbar at least three times, but it was one of those days when the ball was never going to go in and the YMCA made it two on a counter attack with a cross field pass finding a man unmarked on the back post to knock home from close range.

Team : Paul Smith, Joe Clark, Stewart Ritchie, Sam Elliott, Lewis Taylor, Sab Favata, Gareth Graham, Gavin Bolger, Darren Dobinson, Jamie Taylor, Jones Bamfo

Subs Used : Chris Head, Ken During, Mark Skinner, Richard Butler

Goalscorers : none

Goals Against : 26 mins (pen), 66 mins

Attendance : 275

Thursday 22nd July 2004
Team News
Horsham YMCA v AFC Wimbledon
PSF KO 7.30

Mr.Anderson has named the following players for tonight's PSF away to Horsham YMCA

Team : Paul Smith, Sam Elliott, Lewis Taylor, Gareth Graham, Sab Favata, Gavin Bolger, Darren Dobinson, Jamie Taylor, Jones Bamfo, Richard Butler, Ken During + two trialists (TBC), and a couple more players from the reserve team squad.

After Tuesday tough match against Brentford Mr.Anderson will be resting some player and using some of the reserves players along with a couple of new names (tbc), it will also be the 1st chances to see new forward Richard Butler who is back from holiday.

On the OS there more from Mr. Anderson and also some parking info from the police.

Thursday 22nd July 2004
Players let go

Jamie Angell, Mark William's and Legend Roger Joseph have been told by Mr. Anderson they will not be required for the forth coming season, we would like to wish all three good luck and thank them for their effort in the yellow and blue, especially Roger Joseph for his three spells for Wimbledon it was an honour to see you play again.


Tuesday 20th July 2004
Brentford 2 AFC Wimbledon 0

The Dons turned up at Griffin Park and apart from some loose defending that resulted in Brentford's 1st goal after six minutes, they could have folding against the pro's from the CCL1* but instead gave an impressive display and should have gone in at half time level after Mark Williams had headed the ball into the back of the net but was adjudged to have fouled the defender in doing so.

At half time both chairman said a few words, with the Brentford Chairman welcoming Wimbledon back to Griffen Park again & Kris Stewart wishing them luck against the thing created MMVI and relegated into the CCL1 recently, but not in those words.

At times in the 2nd half it was hard to tell the difference between the two teams with Wimbledon at times having the more of the play, but unable to find the back of the net.

Brentford's 2nd goal was an unstoppable crossfield strike that gave Danny Naisbitt no chance, when Jamie Taylor and Jones Bamfo came on up front in the second half the dons had their best chances with Bamfo snapping at the Brentford players ankles and Jamie getting pass the last men on a couple of occasions and one shot just going pass the post.

Brentford had the ball in the back of the net in injury time, but the goal was disallowed for handball and before the freekick was taken the ref blow for full time

Well done the lads for a great performance against a team from CC League 1*

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Michael Woolner, , Antony Howard, Danny Oakins, Steve Gibson, Chris Gell, Gareth Graham, Robert Ursell, Ryan Gray, Martin Randall, Mark Williams

Subs Used : Gavin Bolger, Seb Favata, Jamie Taylor, Darren Dobinson, Jones Bamfo, Lewis Taylor

Not used : Paul Smith

Goalscorers :

Goals Against : 6 mins, 51 mins

Attendance : 2,562

*No not the combined counties league one, but the coca cola league one i.e. last years division two or the old division three.

Tuesday 20th July 2004
Team News
Brentford v AFC Wimbledon
Supporters Direct Cup KO 7.45pm

Mr.Anderson has named the following players for tonights SDC match away to Brentford.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Roger Joseph, Danny Oakins, Anthony Howard, Steve Gibson, Micky Woolner, Paul Quinn, Darren Dobinson, Chris Gell, Seb Favata, Gavin Bolger, Lewis Taylor, Robert Ursell, Gareth Graham, Lee Sidwell, Ryan Gray, Mark Williams, Joe Sheerin, Jones Bamfo, Martin Randall, Jamie Taylor.

Map & Directions to Griffin Park


Saturday 17th July 2004

Banstead Athletic 1 AFC Wimbledon 2

A well taken goal by Jones Bamfo with only minutes left gave the dons a two one win and also gave Mr. Anderson his 1st victory in charge.

Starting with a 3-5-2 the dons got of to the best of starts with new player Martin Randall putting the dons one up with just 4 mins on the clock, but a mix up at the other end saw Banstead equalised four minutes later.

With half an hour gone the dons had the ball over the line again, but the the ref waved play on and the keeper who was clearly over the line got up the cleared the ball away.

Another new player was Robert Ursell who showed some control and vision on the ball and set up some good chances.

Mr. Anderson made some changes at half time and the team seem to change to a 4-4-2 from the start the dons where again on the attack Mark Williams produced a finger tip save from the Banstead keeper, Ryan Gray had an excellent game and was giving the Banstead defender's plenty to do.

Jones Bamfo came on towards the end along with Jamie Taylor & Gareth Graham both making their second appearance of the day, Jones Bamfo and Jamie Taylor up front where a handful for the defenders and both of them broke through an offside trap late on and it was Jones Bamfo who went at the keeper and slide the ball pass him into the bottom corner.

Another good team performance and back to winning ways

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Roger Joseph, Jamie Angell, Antony Howard, Michael Woolner, Gareth Graham, Robert Ursell , Chris Gell, Ryan Gray, Martin Randall, Jamie Taylor

Subs Used : Gavin Bolger, Seb Favata, Steve Gibson, Paul Smith, Jones Bamfo,Lewis Taylor, Jamie Taylor

Goalscorers : Martin Randall (4), Jones Bamfo (88)

Opponents Goals : 8 mins

Attendance : 1,124

Friday 16th July 2004
Team News
Banstead Athletic v AFC Wimbledon
PSF KO 3.00

Mr.Anderson has named the following players for tomorrow's PSD away to Banstead.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Roger Joseph, Jamie Angell, Antony Howard, Steve Gibson, Michael Woolner, Chris Gell, Seb Favata, Gavin Bolger, Lewis Taylor, Lee Sidwell, Ryan Gray, Mark Williams, Joe Sheerin, Jones Bamfo, Martin Randall, Jamie Taylor.

Martin Randall is an experience centre-forward who played for Mr. Anderson at Hendon and has also played at Hayes and St Albans City.

With Sully still out with a calf strain, Matt Everard's knee, Gareth Graham thigh strain and Jon-Barris Bates with a knock the new physiotherapist Mike Rayner will have his work cut out from the start, would like to wish him well and also wish John Harris all the best for the future and thank him for fixing and patching up the player over the last two seasons.

Other news Danny Oakins is having a trial with Aldershot

Map & Directions to Merland Rise

Wednesday 14h July 2004
Fixture lists announced

AFC Wimbledon will kick off the new season at home to Ashford Town on the 14th August.

The full list of Dons matches can be seen here.


Saturday 10th July 2004

Dagenham & Redbridge 1 AFC Wimbledon 0

The daggers had the chances early on, but Danny Naisbitt in goal was equal to the challenge and Matt Everard was his usual solid self, Gareth Graham looked sharp in midfield and Jamie Taylor and Joe Sheerin up front teamed up well, of the new players on show Michael Woolner stood out as a good prospect, the only disappointing moment of the 1st half was not seeing more of the new streamlined Sully who picked up a knock after four minutes and was replace by Sidwell.

In the 2nd half as expected it was all change on the pitch apart from Lee Sidwell and Naibitt in goal who again had to pull off some good saves to stop the daggers from taking the lead, he was finally beaten after 49 mins when a chipped cross found a D&R player on his own at the back to head the ball down into the net.

Just after that Jones Bamfo came on for Lee Sidwell and the Dons seem to up the tempo and also started to string some good moves together and at times worry the D&R defenders, but the two new players up front Billly Sentence and Mark Williams were not getting the best of the daggers defence.

All in all both the 1st half team and the 2nd half teams put in good performance in the first outing with Mr.Anderson in charge against conference side Dagenham & Redbridge, shame about the result as a draw would have been a fair result, but that's football and they are al few divisions above us, also a very good turn out with a fifty fifty split in the crowd of 1,009 and with the gate money also being split that's not a bad to pre season.

1st half Team : Danny Naisbitt, , Paul Quinn, Matt Everard, Antony Howard, Chris Head, Andy Sullivan (Lee Sidwell), Jon-Barrie Bates, Gareth Graham, Joe Sheerin, Jamie Taylor

2nd half Team : Danny Naisbitt (Paul Smith), Darren Dobinson, Steve Gibson, Danny Oakins, Roger Joseph, Ryan Gray, Lee Sidwell ( Jones Bamfo), Seb Favata, Chris Gell, Billy Sentence, Mark Williams

Goalscorers : D&R 49mins

Attendance : 1,009

Friday 9th July 2004
Hooray Footies Back

Now that the little international tournament is out the way and England once again fail to win at penalties it's time for the real football to start again.

Tomorrow see the first of ten pre season friendly's and also the first match in charge for new manager Mr. Anderson, may I wish him and his team all the best for the season and hope it's a good one.

The OS has a probable team for tomorrow's game against Dagenham & Redbridge as the following
Goalkeepers Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, in defence a choice between Michael Woolner, Steve Gibson, Paul Quinn, Darren Dobinson, Danny Oakins, Matt Everard, Antony Howard, Roger Joseph, in midfield Jon-Barrie Bates, Chris Gell, Gareth Graham, Lee Sidwell, Seb Favata, Andy Sullivan, Ryan Gray, Chris Head and up front Joe Sheerin, Jamie Taylor, Billy Sentence, Jones Bamfo all looking to show they have what it takes to replace KC.

New players on show tomorrow are Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Anthony Howard, Jon Barrie-Bates, Chris Gell, Chris Head & Billy Sentence & not so new is Roger Joseph good to see Jo Jo to have another Go, some players are also away at the moment.

There is likely to be a mass change of players at half time to allow the manager to see all twenty two players and also easy the players back into ninety minutes of football.

There will be no service on the District Line between Earl's Court and Whitechapel and no Circle Line at all.

There will NOT be a replacement bus service in operation, so fans traveling to the game will need to seek alternative routes.

"The advice to those traveling from South West London is take a overground train to Waterloo and then take the Jubilee Line to West Ham. You will then be able to connect with the District Line to Dagenham East."

The match kicks off at 3pm and the gate receipts will be shared between the two clubs,

Terrace tickets will be £8 for adults and £5 for senior citizens and U16s, while seats in the Barking College Family Stand will be priced at £10 and £6.

Directions to ground from Daggers site.

Friday 9th July 2004
AFCW Ladies Fixtures
The fixtures have been announced for the AFCW Ladies first team, who after last seasons excellent work will hopefully be pushing once again for promotion.

Click here for the list or on the menu.

Friday 2nd July 2004
TheFA Cup & Wimbledon together again

AFC Wimbledon have been drawn against Ashford Town (Kent) in the F.A.Cup, Preliminary Draw the match should be played on the Saturday 4 September 04, the winners to face Dover Athletic (a) on the Saturday 18 September 2004.

Friday 2nd July 2004
TheFA Trophy Draw

AFC Wimbledon have been drawn against the Metropolitan Police in the F.A.Trophy, Preliminary Round Draw the match should be played on the Saturday 9 October 2004.

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.

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