All About: AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon
Ground: Kingsmeadow (2002)

Capacity: 4722

Miles: 30

Manager: Terry Brown (2007)

2010/11: Conference 2nd (play-offs) Average Attendance: 3434
Average Travelling Supporters: 423
Top Scorer: Danny Kedwell (24)
Players Used: 28
Highest Attendance: 4538 v Fleetwood Town (play-offs)
Lowest Attendance: 3069 v Rushden and Diamonds

2009/10: 8th (Conference) Average Attendance: 3535

2008/09: 1st (Conference South) Average Attendance: 3220

Managers since 1992:13
Formed 2002.
2002/04: Terry Eames 2004/07: Dave Anderson

Football League Record:

Wimbledon FC
1977: Elected to Division 4
1979/80: Division 3
1980/81: Division 4
1981/82: Division 3
1982/83: Division 4
1983/84: Division 3
1984/86: Division 2
1986/92: Division 1
1992/00: FA Premier League
2000/02: Division 1

AFC WImbledon
2002: Formed.
2002/04: Combined Counties League
2004/05: Isthmian South
2005/08: Isthmian Premier
2008/09: Conference South
2009/11: Conference

Tier in 1992: Wimbledon were in the FA Premier League

Consecutive Seasons in League 2: First season

LAST SIX v ALDERSHOT TOWN (League):

The teams have not played in league action.

As Aldershot v Wimbledon

19/02/83 D4 H 2720 1-1 Banton (pen)
09/10/82 D4 A 2487 1-6 Banton
11/11/80 D4 A 2538 0-4
19/08/80 D4 H 2922 2-0 Brodie (2)
27/03/79 D4 A 5104 1-3 Longhorn
19/08/78 D4 H 3510 1-1 Wooler

2011/12
Home: Saturday 10th September 2011 (3pm)
Away: Saturday 28th January 2012 (3pm)


PREVIOUS MEETINGS

This will be only the second time that the two teams have met.

Their only other meeting came in December 2006, when then Isthmian League Premier Division AFC Wimbledon
knocked Aldershot Town (Conference National) out of the FA Trophy at the first round stage at the Recreation
Ground.

Aldershot FC and Wimbledon (AFC’s accepted relation) met eight times in the Football League. All of those games
were in the “old” Division 4 and the honours are even, with both sides having three wins to their name.

Aldershot were the first-ever visiting team to win a Football League match at Plough Lane, doing so in September
1977, when goals from Andy Needham and John Dungworth secured a 2-1 victory.

There were also six cup meetings between the “other” Dons and the “old” Shots: the four unsponsored League Cup
meetings yielded three victories for Wimbledon, whilst the duo of Milk Cup games saw Aldershot claim a win and a
draw. The aforementioned win (at Plough Lane in mid-September 1982) will be remembered for a wonder goal from
the halfway line by the Shots’ Malcolm Crosby.

MOST RECENT LINE-UPS

Shots 1-0 Cheltenham Town (Saturday September 3rd)

Ross Worner, Ben Herd, Luke Guttridge, Darren Jones, Jermaine McGlashan, Jamie Collins, Michael Rankine, Danny
Hylton (Anthony Pulis)(Aaron Brown), Aaron Morris, Peter Vincenti (Adam Mekki), Jordan Brown

Unused substitutes: Bradley Bubb, Jamie Young

Goals: Hylton
Booked: Jones
Sent Off: None

Dons 3-2 Port Vale (Saturday September 3rd)

Seb Brown, Samuel Hatton, Gareth Gwillim, Ricky Wellard, Jamie Stuart, Brett Johnson, Max Porter (Lee Minshull),
Sammy Moore, Jack Midson, Luke Moore (Christian Jolley), Kieran Djilali (Rashid Yussuff)

Unused substitutes: Ryan Jackson, Jack Turner

Goals: Midson, Gwillim, Jolley
Booked: Minshull, Moore
Sent Off: None

LAST SIX MATCHES

Shots:

16.8.11 - L2 v Torquay United (H). Lost 0-1. Attendance: 2236 (330 away fans).
20.8.11 - L2 v Morecambe (A). Lost 0-2. Attendance: 1833 (159).
24.8.11 - CC1 v West Ham United (A). Won 2-1 (Guttridge, Hylton). Attendance: 19879 (2014).
27.8.11 - L2 v Oxford United (A). Drew 1-1 (Guttridge). Attendance: 6673 (435).
30.8.11 - CC2 v Carlisle United (H). Won 2-0 (Rankine, Livesey [o.g.]). Attendance: 2809 (199).
3.9.11 - L2 v Cheltenham Town (H). Won 1-0 (Hylton). Attendance: 2755 (239).

Dons:

6.8.11 - L2 v Bristol Rovers (H). Lost 2-3 (Stuart, Ademeno). Attendance 4629.
13.8.11 - L2 v Dagenham and Redbridge (A). Won 2-0 (Moore, Yussuff). Attendance 2904.
16.8.11 - L2 v Plymouth Argyle (A). Won 2-0 (Midson [2]). Attendance 5900 (423 away fans).
20.8.11 - L2 v Hereford United (H). Drew 1-1 (Midson). Attendance 4239.
27.8.11 - L2 v Macclesfield Town (A). Lost 0-4. Attendance 1881.
3.9.11 - L2 v Port Vale (H). Won 3-2 (Midson, Gwillim, Jolley). Attendance 4404 (446).

Connections

Simon Bassey (AFC Wimbledon coach) made 41 + 8 appearances for Aldershot Town, scoring once between
December 1997 and May 2000.

Terry Brown (AFC Wimbledon manager) was the boss of Aldershot Town from March 2002 to March 2007.

During his tenure, the club won the Isthmian League Premier Division (2002-03), the Hampshire Senior Cup (2002
and 2003) and the Isthmian League Charity Shield (2003). They also were beaten by Shrewsbury Town in the
Conference play-off final in 2004 and lost to Carlisle United at the semi-final stage the following season.

On a personal level, the universally-popular Londoner won the “Isthmian League Premier Division Manager of the
Year” (2003) and a “Non-League Club Directory Individual Merit Award” (2003) whilst in charge of the Shots.

Terry’s final season in charge saw the club reach the FA Cup third round for the first time in their history, but he
understandably resigned his position to care for his wife Susan, who had been diagnosed with leukaemia. Testament
to his popularity saw him bid farewell to Shots supporters amid emotional scenes after his final match against
Weymouth in March 2007, when he was greeted by a standing ovation from spectators and players of both teams.

Stuart Cash (AFC Wimbledon assistant manager) was the Shots’ player-assistant manager under George Borg
from September 1997 to December 1999, during which time he appeared in 37 + 12 games, scoring three goals.
Thereafter, he was Borg’s non-playing assistant and had a spell as caretaker manager across February and March
2002 before taking on the role as Terry Brown’s right-hand man in the latter month.

He left the Rec in November 2004 to become boss at St.Albans City.

Marcus Gayle (AFC Wimbledon reserve team manager) played 24 + 6 times for the Shots between August 2006
and May 2007, during which time he scored seven goals, including a sub-ten minute hat-trick against Kidderminster
Harriers.

Dean Holdsworth (Aldershot Town manager) played 239 times and scored 79 goals for Wimbledon across two
spells - August 1992 to October 1997 and August 2003 to May 2004.

During his first spell, he scored on his debut against Coventry City in the Dons' third match of the inaugural FA
Premier League season, whilst his 19 goals in the campaign saw him as the club's top scorer. He went on to head the
club’s goal-scoring charts in two of the next four seasons, with his 24 goals in 1993-94 helping them attain their
best-ever finish in the Premier League (sixth).

Following spells at Bolton Wanderers, Coventry City and Rushden and Diamonds, Dean returned to Wimbledon for
the 2003-04 season, during which he added three more goals to his overall tally for the Dons, including their first-ever
goal at the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes.

Brett Johnson (AFC Wimbledon) appeared 33 + 10 times for Aldershot Town between February 2004 and May
2005, scoring twice.

Paul Priddy (AFC Wimbledon goalkeeping coach) was a member of the Shots’ coaching staff from July 1992 to
December 2009.

He is also the oldest player ever to appear for the club: a ‘keeper shortage saw him play against Bromley in the
Isthmian League Cup semi-final second leg in April 1999. Paul was given an award by Aldershot Town in March 2010
to acknowledge his long service with the club.

Paul Shrubb (AFC Wimbledon chief scout) had a long association with both the “old” and “new” Shots. He made
202 appearances for Aldershot FC and scored six goals between August 1982 and May 1987. During that time, he
wore every shirt from 1-to-11!

With regards to Aldershot Town, Paul made 26 + 2 appearances from October 1992 to January 1995. He also held
the positions of player-joint assistant manager, assistant manager and caretaker manager before departing in the
summer of 1997.

Ricky Wellard (AFC Wimbledon) played as a trialist at the Shots in early 2009.

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