AFC Wimbledon v Southend United Preview
The Wombles of Wimbledon - AFC Wimbledon v Southend United
Southend United make another short trip this evening, this time, to Kingstonian, South West London, to play AFC Wimbledon.
Tomorrow’s hosts share the ground with local Isthmian League side, Kingstonian FC, who are the main tenants. The club, (AFC Wimbledon) are currently in talks for a new ground.
The two sides have met 9 times in total, with the fixture advancing into double figures tonight, in what will be the tenth meeting between them. The first meeting was as recent as December 2011, when Southend comprehensively won 4-1. Blues went on to do the double over “The Wombles” that season, beating them 2-0 at Roots Hall in the reverse fixture.
All of the first four meetings between these sides were won by Southend, but Blues have only managed to beat tonight’s hosts once since 2012, when they won 1-0 at Kingsmeadow last season, on boxing day 2013. On loan Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow got the goal.
The most recent meeting between these sides was earlier this season, when AFC Wimbledon dumped Blues out of the Johnstones Paint Trophy on penalties following a 2-2 draw. Southend legend and current Blues defender Adam Barrett equalised in the last minute for Wimbledon in that game.
AFC Wimbledon Wins: 3
Southend Wins: 5
AFC Wimbledon 9 – 16 Southend United
Who are AFC Wimbledon?
Full Name: Association Football Club Wimbledon
Nickname: The Dons, The Wombles
Ground: Kingsmeadow OR The Cherry Red Records Stadium (For sponsorship reasons) (4,850 Capacity – 2,265 seated)
Manager: Neal Ardley
2013-14 Season: SkyBet League Two – 20th
Most Recent Line-Ups
AFC Wimbledon: Shea, Fuller, Winfield, Oshilaja, Kennedy, Potter (Azeez – 71’), Bulman, Reeves, Rigg (Moore – 71’), Akinfenwa, Tanner (Connolly – 84’)
Southend United: T.Smith, White, Thompson, Prosser, Coker, Worrall (Hurst – 88’), Leonard, Timlin, Atkinson, Pigott (Payne – 79’), Corr
Last Time We Met – JPT – AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Southend United – 02/09/2014
AFC Wimbledon win 4-2 on Penalties
AFC Wimbledon: Shea, Fuller, Nicholson, Kennedy (Harrison – 45’), Barrett, Pell, Phillips, Sainte-Luce (Tubbs – 61’), Rigg (Bulman – 61’), Beere, Azeez
Southend United: Bentley, Coker, Prosser, Ibenfeldt, White (Corr – 92’), Atkinson, Deegan (Leonard – 81’), Payne, Coulthirst, Weston (Barnard – 84’), Worrall
AFC Wimbledon’s Last 5 Results
Hartlepool United (A) – L 1-0
Cambridge United (A) – D 0-0
Luton Town (H) – W 3-2
Shrewsbury Town (A) – L 2-0
Burton Albion (A) – D 0-0
What Could Happen?
A win for AFC Wimbledon, who are currently in 11th, would keep up their push for the play-offs, and would move them up one place to 10th if Northampton Town lose at home to Portsmouth
A win for Blues would put us into 3rd place, if magical things happen regarding the score line in the Wycombe game. Otherwise, a win for us would move us up to 4th if Luton Town lose.
For Travelling Blues Fans
Where Can I Drink?
There are two main pubs located inside the Paul Strank Stand, so personally, i’d look no further as they welcome away fans as well as home fans.
Where Can I Park?
Only street parking as available, but be aware, it’s quite tight as the ground is in a residential area and parking spaces are very limited speaking from experience.
The teams will most probably wear these:
Shirt: Yellow with Black Trim
Sponsor: Martin Dawn PLC
Shirt: Blue with yellow trim & yellow pinstripes
Sponsor: Football Manager (Sports Interactive Games)
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