September 2004

Pos
Teams
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
PTs
GD
01
AFC-Wimbledon
10
9
1
-
28
8
28
+20
02
Metropolitan Police
11
7
1
3
24
14
22
+10
03
Burgess Hill Town
10
7
-
3
24
10
21
+14
04
Bromley
11
6
3
2
22
14
21
+8
05
Walton & Hersham
11
5
3
3
14
10
18
+4
06
Horsham
10
4
2
4
19
15
17
+4
07
Hastings Utd
10
5
2
3
14
10
17
+4
08
Corinthiam Cas
11
4
5
2
13
14
17
-1
09
Tooting & Mitcham
10
4
4
2
24
14
16
+10
10
Bashley
11
3
4
3
19
17
16
+2
11
Cray Wanderers
10
3
6
1
22
12
15
+10
12
Fleet Town
11
4
2
5
17
22
14
-5
13
Croydon Ath
11
3
4
4
19
16
13
+3
14
Leatherhead
10
3
4
3
14
19
13
-5
15
Dorking
10
3
3
4
14
17
12
-3
16
Whyteleafe
12
3
3
6
12
21
12
-9
17
Molesey
11
3
1
7
12
24
10
-12
18
Banstead Ath
11
3
2
6
15
21
8
-6
19
Croydon
11
2
2
7
7
21
8
-14
20
Newport IOW
11
2
2
7
9
24
8
-15
21
Dulwich Hamlet
10
1
4
5
15
19
7
-4
22
Ashford Town
11
1
4
6
14
29
7
-15


Wednesday 29th September 2004
Corinthian-Casuals 0-3 AFC Wimbledon

After a fairly quite start by both teams the dons again scored two goals in quick succession, the 1st again created and scored by the Wizard Ursell after picking up the ball on the edge of the box ran at the defenders an hit a shot that was heading towards goal until a Casuals player ducked in the way an the ball bounced of his back and down to the feet of Rob who then lobbed the keeper from close range and the ball dipped under the bar

The second goal was a fine low strike from the edge of the box into the bottom right corner of the net and unlike Leatherhead or Hastings, the Corinthians never looked like troubling Danny Naisbitt in goal, the only shots they had were from long range and both went way over the bar and only troubled the owners of the cars parked over the back of the fence.

The third goal came with fifteen minutes left in the half Joe Sheerin and Richard Butler worked the ball through the Casuals defence before laying the ball off two off to Rob Ursell who rounded the keeper before hit the ball into the back of the net, three nil and a very comfortable win.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson (sub 57), Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Glenn Wilson, Jay Conroy, Robert Ursell, Chris Gell, Joe Sheerin (sub 77), Richard Butler, Jon-Barrie Bates (sub 75)

Subs Used : Gavin Bolger (sub 57), Michael Woolner (sub 75), Martin Randall (sub 77)

Subs Not Used : Paul Smith, Jamie Taylor

Goalscorers : Robert Ursell (35,72), Richard Butler (38)

Goals Against : n/a

Attendance : 1,300

Wednesday 29th September 2004
Team News
Corinthian-Casuals v AFC Wimbledon
KO 7.45pm

Mr.Anderson has named the following team for tonight's match against Corinthian Casuals.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Steve Gibson, Michael Woolner, Antony Howard, Jay Conroy, Glenn Wilson, Ryan Gray, Gavin Bolger, Rob Ursell, Jon-Barrie Bates, Chris Gell, Jamie Taylor, Joe Sheerin, Richard Butler, Martin Randall.

Sunday 26th September 2004
AFC Wimbledon Ladies
1-5 Crystal Palaces Ladies

Team News : Lou Cooper, Rachael Axon, Natalie Barette, Maria Bertelli, Laura Smith, Vicky Elcome, Lizzie Laws, Andi McGrady, Keisha Ramos, Julie Bygrave, Michelle Riley

Subs Used : Beth Sims, Joanna Goodwin

Subs Not Used : Danni Davies, Lisa Patey,

Goalscorers : Michelle Riley (16)

Match Photos

Sunday 26th September 2004
AFC Wimbledon Ladies
v Crystal Palaces Ladies

After a win against Southampton and an excellent draw against top of the league Chelsea the Ladies will be looking to extend their unbeaten run and move up the table when they take on Crystal Palace in the second of three London derbys at Kingsmeadow tomorrow kick off 2pm

Team News : Rachael Axon, Natalie Barette, Maria Bertelli, Julie Bygrave, Lou Cooper, Danni Davies, Vicky Elcome, Joanna Goodwin, Lizzie Laws, Andi McGrady, Lisa Patey, Keisha Ramos, Michelle Riley, Beth Sims, Laura Smith

Saturday 25th September 2004
AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Hastings United

The dons had to battled hard in the 1st half either team's could have gone in at half time with a lead, but both keepers where in top form and the score remained nil all.

The second half was also fairly even in the first fifteen minutes, then two goals in two minutes gave the dons the upper hand, the break though came on sixty three minutes when Rob Ursell threaded a ball through to Richard Butler on the left side of the box, he then ran the ball into the six yard box holding of two defenders and fired the ball low into the near bottom corner.

Goal number two was also created by the Wizard Ursell after picking the ball up just in side Hastings half he ran at the defenders and after turning their number two inside out a couple of time jinxed in a low ball for Richard Butler and the keeper both went for, the keeper managed to get to the ball a fraction before Butler but was unable to scoop the ball up and set the ball outward of his chest toward the edge of the box where Joe Sheerin had turned up and Joe chipped the ball over the out stretched keepers hand and into the back of the net.

Hastings pulled a goal back seven minutes later and sent fears of Leatherhead around the ground, after the dons had tried to clear the box twice, 1st Danny punched the ball out only for the ball to be headed back in and then headed again the ball was returned back in, but this time lower down and Sean Ray was able to stick out a foot between two defenders and sent the ball towards goal and pass the diving Danny into the bottom corner.

The Dons held firm and made it safe when Martin Randall with his back towards goal on the center circle flicked the ball out to the wing for Jamie Taylor who took the ball down the wing to the ball to the byline and sent in a low cross in the box, where Martin Randall had run into and with the ball coming towards him at about hip height he got down well and head the ball out of the keeper reach in to the corner of the goal and secure three more well earned points.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Glenn Wilson, Jay Conroy, Robert Ursell (sub 73), Chris Gell, Joe Sheerin (sub 86), Richard Butler (sub 90), Jon-Barrie Bates

Subs Used : Gavin Bolger (sub 73), Jamie Taylor (sub 86), Martin Randall (sub 90)

Subs Not Used : Paul Smith, Nick Roddis

Goalscorers : Richard Butler (63), Joe Sheerin (65), Martin Randall (90)

Goals Against : Sean Ray (72)

Attendance : 2,873

Friday 24th September 2004
Lee Sidwell

It was announced today on the OS that Lee Sidwell has been in touch after his time off for work and has decided to leave and join Whyteleafe who could promise him 1st team footie.

Sorry to see you go Lee and all the best, apart from new years day 2005, when you will return to play against us 8-)

Friday 24th September 2004
Team News
AFC Wimbledon v Hastings Untied
KO 3.00pm

Mr.Anderson has named the following team for tomorrow's top of the table Battle against Hastings United who are currently fourth and on a charge up to the top having not been beaten in the league for over a month.

Team : Danny Naisbitt; Paul Smith; Steve Gibson; Michael Woolner; Antony Howard; Jay Conroy; Glenn Wilson; Ryan Gray; Gavin Bolger; Rob Ursell; Jon-Barrie Bates; Chris Gell; Nick Roddis; Jamie Taylor; Joe Sheerin; Richard Butler.

Thursday 23rd September 2004
More room in the End

Following a recent safety meeting with the Kingston Council safety consultant, the police and the fire brigade, it has been announced that capacity at Kingsmeadow has been increased from 4,262 to 4,500.

All the extra capacity has been allocated to the Athletics End of the stadium.

Well done to all involved, especially all the volunteers and stewards for all their hard work.

The increase applies with immediate effect.

Wednesday 22nd September 2004
Chelsea Ladies 1-1 AFC Wimbledon Ladies

The Ladies became the 1st team to take points off Chelsea Ladies this season with a well earned draw and on the balance of play should have had all three points.

For most of the game the Ladies outplay and out fought Chelsea on the ball and where unlucky to go behind after Chelsea received a free kick for a fair challenge, this was knocked in the crowded box, but the clearance only found a Chelsea player who hit the ball high to the far post and eluded everyone and dropped into the top corner of the net, just out of reach of Lou Cooper in goal.

With about ten minutes left in the half Lizzie Law conceded a penalty, which Lou Cooper parried away with ease and put an even bigger smile on her face.

With three or four minutes before the break Laura Smith went off and the Dons had to hold Chelsea at bay until Lisa Patey was ready to replace her.

The second half saw the Dons pushing Chelsea back into their own half, while Chelsea tried to hit longs ball's forward for there fast forwards to run onto and on a couple of occasions they broke through, but were unable to get past Lou Cooper in goal.

Chelsea claimed to have scored from a corner, but the ball was well cleared of the edge of the line, I'm just not saying which side and both the ref and linesman both waved play on..

With eight minutes remaining the Dons were awarded a penalty and Maria Bertelli stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to equalise for the Dons and after that the Ladies pilled on the pressure looking for the winner, which nearly came when Keisha Ramos shot just went wide.

Well done Ladies for an excellent performance and lets hope to see more of the same on Sunday at K's against Crystal Palace.

Team : Lou Cooper, Lizzie Laws, Vicky Elcome, Rachael Axon, Michelle Riley, Natalie Barette, Maria Bertelli, Laura Smith, Beth Sims, Julie Bygrave, Andrea McGrady

Subs Used : Lisa Patey (44), Keisha Ramos (66), Joanna Goodwin (90)

Subs Not Used : Danni Davies

Goalscorers : Maria Bertelli (82 Pen)

Goals Against : Nicky De la Salle (32)

Attendance : 100

Wednesday 22nd September 2004
Chelsea Ladies v AFC Wimbledon Ladies

After recording their 1st win of the season on Sunday the ladies face a tough challenge tonight away to top of the table Chelsea Ladies at Hampton & Richmond's ground kick off 7.45pm

Team News : Rachael Axon, Natalie Barette*, Maria Bertelli, Julie Bygrave, Lou Cooper, Danni Davies, Vicky Elcome, Joanna Goodwin, Lizzie Laws, Andi McGrady, Lisa Patey, Keisha Ramos, Michelle Riley, Beth Sims, Laura Smith

*Natalie Barette is due to have a late fitness test.

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Monday 20th September 2004
TheFA Cup 2RQ Draw

The draw for the 2nd qualifying round draw was made today and the Dons have been drawn away to Dunstable Town on Saturday 2nd October, Dunstable beat St Margartsbury 5-0 to reach the 2QR

Current league position 13 in the DM Southern Premier League P9 W4 D0 L5 F13 A19 GD-6 Pts12 and are a Level 3 team

Ticket & Travel News

Monday 20th September 2004
TheFA Trophy

The Match against the Metropolitan Police on Saturday the 9th of October has been moved to a 1pm kick off to allow fans to watch the big game, then at 3pm they can watch the Welsh take on the English's in TV Land possibly in both bars.

Again this is not All Ticket, but ticket for the Main Stand and President’s Lounge are available to season ticket holders who wish to reserve their normal seats and they should apply by no later than first post on Monday 4 October.

All such applications that arrive on time will be dealt with before seats are made available on general sale on 5 October.

For this game, season ticket holders in Block A may, if they wish, apply for their usual seats as we are not expecting significant demand for seats from Metropolitan Police supporters.

Terrace tickets are also on sale in advance.

From Tuesday 5 October, remaining tickets will be available for sale to callers at the office between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Until that date, applications will only be accepted by post.

Postal applications should enclose Voucher B, a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a cheque for the relevant amount.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Main Stand
Adult £10, Concessions £5, Under-16s £3

Terrace
Adult £8, Concessions £4, Under-16s £2

Sunday 19th September 2004
Southampton Ladies 2-3 AFC Wimbledon Ladies

The ladies recorded their 1st win of the season, after being two one down at half time to bottom of the league Southampton Ladies, well done the ladies, next up top of the table Chelsea Ladies on Wednesday at Hampton & Richmond's ground.

Goalscorers : Maria Bertelli (29m Pen), Andrea McGrady (81m), Maria Bertelli (90)


Saturday 18th September 2004
Dover 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

After taking on and beating Ashford Town at home, it was another Kent side standing in the way of the Dons, this time the mass ranks of Dons supporter made their way to Dover by cars, trains, coaches and strech4x4's they came.

On reaching the top of the hill were the Crabble ground lay they found waiting for them not the usual fifty or so, but a band of six hundred vocal locals waiting to give the Dons a bit of friendly banter, the Dons crowd on there own is usual pretty good, but how it added to the atmosphere of the game and gave it that tense cup feeling.

The game kicked off with the Don's attacking the home end and Dover started off kicking the Dons, to be fair there where some hefty challenges, but nothing we haven't seen, and at time done ourselves over the year's ask Steve McMahon 8-), it was a cup tie and both teams were giving their, just that ours was more to do with the ball.

With quite a few players out through injuries the Dons started with Richard Butler alone up front, with Robert Ursell in-between him and the midfield and the two Eagles of Jay Conroy and Glen Wilson started along side Anthony Howard at the back and all three gave very solid performance's.

Both the Dons and Dover had chance's, but it was the Dons who broke the deadline after just under half a hour, the Wizard Ursell conjured up a perfect pass to Richard Butler who drilled the ball home pass two Dover defenders one nil.

Just before half time the Dover keeper limped off and was replaced.

The second half saw Dover come out looking for and equalizers and their fan's where giving them plenty of encouragement, but the Dons held firm and only the brake always looked capable of scorings and on two occasions the the ball way put in the back of the net only too find that the linesman had ruled them off side.

With time ticking away Dover once again pressed forward, but Danny Naisbitt in goal was never really tested, the Dons also had chances the best fallings to Chris Gell who found himself free by the edge of the box and hit a powerful shot, but it was always rising and may have come down by now.

Finally the ref not for the 1st time, but at last for the final time blow his whistle and send the sixteen hundred traveling Dons home happy and through to the next round of the FA Cup sounds nice that doesn't it, where we will be traveling some forty odd miles North to meet Dunstable Town.

Special thanks to all at Dover for their warm welcome and to their players for applauding the Dons fans after the match, nice club hope they can survive.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Glenn Wilson, Jay Conroy, Robert Ursell, Jon-Barrie Bates, Richard Butler, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell

Subs Used : Joe Sheerin, Nick Roddis

Subs Not Used :Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Jamie Taylor

Goalscorers : Richard Butler (26)

Goals Against : n/a

Attendance : 2,103

Video highlights can be seem here doverathleticvideo.com and on Dons Online

the draw will be held Monday at 11am and seem here thefa.com

Saturday 18th September 2004
Team News F.A. Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Dover Athletic v AFC Wimbledon
KO 3.00pm

The Eagles have landed, with Matt Everard and Steve Butler out injured, Mr. Anderson has announced that the club has signed two young central defenders from Crystal Palace on loan.

Glenn Wilson and Jay Conroy have both featured in the Palace reserve squad this season and are well-regarded by the Premiership club, Jay Conroy has already played for the Dons in the PreSeason match against Barnet and did pretty well.

The rest of the team news for tomorrow's trip to Dover Athletic is as follows;

Team : Danny Naisbitt; Paul Smith; Steve Gibson; Michael Woolner; Antony Howard; Jay Conroy; Glenn Wilson; Ryan Gray; Gavin Bolger; Rob Ursell; Jon-Barrie Bates; Chris Gell; Nick Roddis; Noel Frankum; Jamie Taylor; Leon McDowall; Joe Sheerin; Richard Butler.

Dover Athletic have made the following announcement about arrangements for tomorrow:

First of all I can confirm that there will be segregation at Saturdays game.

I can also confirm that Dover Athletic Supporters will be at the "River End" of the ground.

Entrance into the ground will be via the main turnstiles with Dover fans having the three turnstiles to the extreme right and Wimbledon Supporters having the other five going across to the left as you come up the slope. Temporary safety fencing will be erected so as to make it clear which side both sets of fans should enter.

The "Centre Spot" will close at 2.30pm sharp and will not re-open until 5.00pm.

At the end of the game Dover Athletic Supporters will leave via the normal exit down the slope. Wimbledon supporters will leave the ground via the rear exit through what is normally the directors' car park down to where their coaches will be waiting outside the bottom of the old ground in Crabble Lane.

The ground will be open from 1.15pm onwards and it would be appreciated if all supporters could arrive as early as possible to avoid last minute congestion.

Programmes, Golden Goal Tickets and Cashcade Tickets will be available at the bottom of the slope and not the other side of the turnstiles as usual."

By JOHN FARRINGDON Dover Athletic director

For those booked on one of the club coaches, these will leave from Kingsmeadow @ 11:30 and will start their return journey 45 minutes after the final whistle. Both coaches are now full.

Should the game be drawn after 90 minutes, there will be a replay at Kingsmeadow this Tuesday, 21st September.


Tuesday 14th September 2004
AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Leatherhead

For eighty minutes the dons controlled the game and for most of the 1st half kept Leatherhead in their own half, plenty of chances few the dons way with Ryan Gray coming the closes in the 1st half with a freekick from outside of the box being left by the keeper only for it to hit the post and out.

Towards the end of the half Matt Everard went down injured and was replaced at half time by Nick Roddis who went into midfield and Jon-Barrie Bates dropped back into defence.

With an hour gone the dons received a corner which Ryan Gray took, it was not the best of corners and that was what probable through the Leatherhead defence, as the ball came over around about knee height two Leatherhead and the keeper missed the ball and it went through to the centre of the goal where Jamie Taylor was on hand to tap the ball home.

Antony Howard nearly made it two, but his header was cleared of the line, then ten minutes later the second goal came after Richard Butler held off a Leatherhead player and laid the ball off to the Wizard Ursell after a couple of rollovers he then guided the ball into the bottom right corner of the goal.

Leatherhead made a couple of changes and with the full vocal support of their band of thirty or so travelling supporters they went on the attack for the last ten minutes, the dons seem to be taken back by this and started to rush passes and clearances which on gave the ball back to Leatherhead and with eighty nine minutes on the clock Leatherhead s' Dave Stevens score to make it two one.

Then with their next attack Dave Stevens was again let through on goal and calmly place the ball to Danny Naisbitt's left two all and if it hadn't been for the ref blowing up after little or no injury time Leatherhead may have gone on to get a winner, but as he did and they didn't the Dons and Tanners shared the points.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Matt Everard (sub 45) , Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Gavin Bolger, Jon-Barrie Bates, Jamie Taylor, Richard Butler

Subs Used : Nick Roddis (sub 45)

Subs Not Used : Paul Smith, Leon McDowall, Paul Quinn, Joe Sheerin

Goalscorers : Jamie Taylor (66), Robert Ursell (76)

Goals Against : Dave Stevens (89), (90)

Attendance : 2,397

Tuesday 14th September 2004
Pictures up
From Saturday match against Croydon & Sunday's 88 Rematch day.

Tuesday 14th September 2004
Team News
AFC Wimbledon v Leatherhead
KO 7.45pm

Mr.Anderson has named the following team for tonight's league match against Leatherhead at Kingsmeadow.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Steve Gibson, Matt Everard, Chris Gell, Antony Howard, Ken During, Ryan Gray, Paul Quinn, Jon-Barrie Bates, Nick Roddis, Gavin Bolger, Noel Frankum, Robert Ursell, Jamie Taylor, Joe Sheerin, Richard Butler, Leon McDowell.



Liverpool88 1-1 Wimbledon88

Goalscorers Dons : Kevin Cooper, Liverpool : John Aldridge (Pen, but 16 years to late :-)

The day starts at 12 noon and the gates open at 1pm, with a 2pm kick-off for the fans/celeb match and 4pm for the Wimbledon v Liverpool match.

Liverpool: Bob Bolder, John Aldridge, Steve McMahon, David Fairclough, Gary Gillespie, Nigel Spackman, Dave Watson, Paul Walsh, Mark Walters, John Wark, Alan Kennedy, Ronnie Whelan, Michael Thomas, Jimmy Case.

Dons: Dickie Guy, Glyn Shimmell, Alan Kimble, Roger Joseph, John Scales, Warren Barton, Glyn Hodges, Efan Ekoku, Andy Sayer, Stuart Evans, Stewart Castledine, Ian Hazel, Andy Clement, Dean Thomas.

The other match on the day will be between a group of fans and celebrities from both sides. The celebrities line up as follows:

Liverpool C/F 2-2 Wimbledon C/F

Coops missed penalty

Goalscorers Dons : Kevin Cooper, Liverpool : John Aldridge (Pen, but 16 years to late :-)

Wimbledon:
Michael Greco (Beppe in Eastenders), David Jones (Sky Sports News Presenter), Brett Allen (Casualty & Mike Bassett England Manager), Dave Fry (ex-AFC Wimbledon), Peter Smith (Popstars The Rivals) and Mark Fabian (Chlidren’s TV show Heroes to Zeros).

Liverpool:
Dean Gaffney (Eastenders), Mohammed George (Eastenders), Lee Latchford-Evans (Steps), Ralph Little (The Royle Family), DJ Spoony (Radio 1), Dane Bowers (TV Presenter).

Also at Kingsmeadow six decades of Wimbledon’s players with around 40 expected.

They include from the fifties, Derek Holyoake, John Martin and Ron Wootton; from the sixties, Roy Law, Geoff Hamm and Les Brown; from the seventies, Allen Batsford, Ian Cooke, Glenn Aitken and Jeff Bryant; from the eighties, John Leslie; and from the nineties, Andy Clarke, Peter Fear, Marcus Gayle and Jason Euell.

Come on down and make a day of it, joining in the fun here at The Fans’ Stadium - Kingsmeadow. Proceeds from this event will be put into the ring-fenced Stadium Fund managed by The Dons Trust. A donation will also be made to the fund for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Sunday 12th September 2004
AFC Wimbledon Ladies 0-7 Birmingham Ladies (Womens Premier League Cup) @ Dorking FC KO 1pm

Kylie Davies, AFC Wimbledon's England Under 17 defender, yesterday joined Fulham Ladies. Kylie, who first joined Wimbledon's Under 12's in 1998, had already been approached during the close season, but the lure of a first team place in the National Division proved too much at the second time of asking.

Geena Gordon and Sammy Stewart have also moved on.

Danielle Rebelo, a twenty-two year old striker, has joined the Club after completing last season at Loughborough Students, and made her debut in the reserves last weekend


Saturday 11th September 2004
Croydon 3-0 AFC Wimbledon

Not the most entertaining of first half, both teams seem to struggle to get any flow to their games with the strong wind circulating the ground not helping, Robert Ursell had a couple of good chances that caused the keeper some concern but he was also having a quite game.

The only couple of incident of the 1st half happened late of the 1st when Jamie Taylor was through on goal and the Croydons keeper rushed out to meet him, this had the result of Jamie going up in the air about three to four foot and nothing else, not even a word in the ear by the ref, the second incident happen just on half time from a corner the keeper came to claim the near post ball and clattered into (not on purpose) Steve Butler, who had to leave the field with what was later reported to be a cracked rib along with another couple chipped and will be out for about six weeks, Steve was replaced by new signing Nick Roddis who slotted into midfield.

The second half saw the both teams have attempts on goal early on, but still no goals came, Jamie Taylor up front with Joe Sheerin wasn't having much luck despite all his efforts and on sixty five minutes was replaced by Richard Butler and his extra strength seem to be the difference from the on the dons had the upper hand first he hit the bar then another corner saw Anthony Howard head the ball onto the bar before after only three minutes Richard Butler was in the right place to knock home a ball headed down by Joe Sheerin from a Robert Ursell freekick.

On eighty minutes some good work by Joe Sheerin and a delightful backheel by the Wizard Ursell allowed Ryan Gray to brake free down the left wing and cross in a ball about chest height, which Richard Butler swooped down and headed home.

With six minutes left Leon McDowall who has been scoring goals fro fun in the reserves made his debut coming on for Joe Sheerin and then to top off his day he found himself alone in the box when Nick Roddis after winning the ball in midfield laid on a lovely chipped ball to his feet and Leon had only to knock the ball pass the keeper, which he did with easy.

So another well fought for three points and clean sheet against a well organised Croydon team.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Steve Gibson, Ryan Gray, Antony Howard, Jon-Barrie Bates, Steve Butler (sub 45) , Robert Ursell, Chris Gell, Jamie Taylor (sub 65) , Joe Sheerin (sub 84), Gavin Bolger

Subs Used : Leon McDowall (sub 84), Richard Butler (sub 65), Nick Roddis (sub 45)

Subs Not Used : Paul Smith, Paul Quinn

Goalscorers : Richard Butler (68), (81), Leon McDowall (90)

Goals Against : n/a

Attendance : 1,219

Saturday 11th September 2004
Lewis moves on & Roddis in

It was announced today on the OS that Lewis Taylor has been released by the club after a seven day approach by Whyteleafe click here to read Mr. Andersons comments on this and the signning of Nick Roddis who is a 31 year-old central midfielder who has spent most of his career in the Conference, joined AFC Wimbledon today. His previous clubs include Hayes, Woking, Margate, Aldershot and Crawley Town.

Saturday 11th September 2004
Team News
Croydon v AFC Wimbledon
KO 3.00pm

Mr.Anderson has named the following team for the away game agaist Croydon tomorrow:

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Ken During, Paul Quinn, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Noel Frankum, Jon-Barrie Bates, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Joe Sheerin, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor, Leon McDowall

Michael Woolner and Martin Randell are out injuried and Matt Everard and Gareth Graham are suspended, with Noal Frankum back in the 1st team after his shoulder injury, along with Paul Quinn back from injury and Ken During and Leon McDowall moving up from the reserves.


Sunday 5th September 2004
AFCW Ladies

AFC Wimbledon Ladies v Cardiff Ladies 0 - 3

Despite having most of the play in the 1st forty five minutes the Ladies conceded a goal just before half time and a second just after which gave Cardiff the space and time to soak up the Dons pressure and pass the ball about,.

With the Dons going forward looking for a goal to get back into the game it was also likely that Cardiff's quick forwards would get more chance and n the hour mark they score a third goal again against the run of play.

Last season saw the Ladies loss three out their first six games and recorded just two wins and a draw then went unbeaten for the next right and finish third in league, this season has seen them draw one and lose three , so if they win the next two games they will be back on track and who better to beat than 1st place Chelsea then last season runners up Southampton, but 1st a win in the cup game on Sunday against Birmingham.

Goalscorers : Against : (44,50,61)

This is what our keeper looks like Ashford.
Saturday 4th September 2004
AFC Wimbledon 3-0 Ashford Town (K)

Finally back in the FACup, the Dons set out their stall from the off, attack the Westbank the Dons put Ashford under pressure, the Ashford keeper John Whitehouse had to be at his best from the start

The Dons had already came close on four of five occasions, even the defenders where taking pot shots, a flying volley from Michael Woolner at the back of the six yard box hit the side netting and Matt Everard stuck a ball from outside the box that just went over the bar.

Then Ryan Gray who has settled into the new formation started doing what he did all of last season, flying down the wing he sent over an inch perfect low ball for Richard Butler to slot home from six or seven yard out, one nil the Dons.

The second half saw the Dons on the attack once again with Jamie Taylor and Robert Ursell both coming close, the second goal came on sixty five minutes, the ref awarded the Dons a penalty after a ball into the box had been punched, nothing wrong with that you say until your told it was by a defender not a bad punch though.

The Wizard Ursell lined up the penalty and unlike his last attempt he didn't need a second go send the keeper the wrong way two nil

With the clock running out the Wizard Ursell showed off his favourite party trick and guided the ball pass the Ashford keeper, it's not just the Cup that's magic.

Dover here we come.....

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Michael Woolner, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Jamie Taylor, Richard Butler

Subs Used : Steve Gibson, Jon-Barrie Bates, Joe Sheerin

Subs Not Used : Paul Smith, Leon McDowall

Goalscorers : Goalscorers : Richard Butler (25), Robert Ursell (65), Robert Ursell (90)

Goals Against : n/a

Attendance : 2,696

Saturday 4th September 2004
Team News
AFC Wimbledon
v Ashford Town (K)
KO 3.00pm

Back in the FA Cup, tomorrow sees the Dons take on Ashford Town from Kent at Kingsmeadow in a replay of the opening game of the season, were the Dons ran out eventual winners by three goal to nil, but this is the FACup and we all know that it can throw up a surprise or two.

Talking of 88 the bidding for the 88 rematch has finished with the place on the Dons team reaching £1,850.00 and the place of the Liverpool team went for £455.00 and the email bidding for the fan/celebrity match stops today at 4pm, but there will be a final auction for the places in the main bar after the match tomorrow, also the England match will e show on the big screen that game kicks off at 7.30pm.

Click here for the latest known totals and to submit your bids.

Team : Danny Naisbitt, Paul Smith, Michael Woolner, Steve Gibson, Antony Howard, Matt Everard, Steve Butler, Ryan Gray, Lewis Taylor, Jon-Barrie Bates, Gavin Bolger, Chris Gell, Robert Ursell, Joe Sheerin, Richard Butler, Jamie Taylor.

Wednesday 1st September 2004
Bye Bye Dobo

It was announced today on the OS that Darren Dobinson has decided he is unable to give the time needed to player for the club due to work reason and has left on good terms, it's sad to see you go Dobo Jnr good luck and hope to see you at Kingsmeadow in the future either on or off the pitch, preferable in the yellow and blue on the pitch, click here to read Dodo's and Mr. Andersons comments.

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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