Taken from http://www.wimbledonheritage.co.uk
Saturday 29 March 2003
Combined Counties League Premier Division
|AFC Wimbledon||3||–||2||AFC Wallingford|
|Andy Sullivan (16)
Joe Sheerin (28)
Matt Everard (57)
|(08) Shane Small-King
(43) Shane Small-King
|Ray Merry||1||Paul Studley|
|Keith Ward||2||Anthony Hill|
|( 44) Sean Daly||3||Marc Champion (sub 42)|
|( 60) Danny Oakins||4||Danny Campbell|
|Matt Everard||5||Robin Antonowicz|
|Lee Sidwell||6||Gary Stevens (sub 25)|
|( 44) Simon Bassey||7||James Mckinney ( 3)|
|Gavin Bolger||8||Shane Small-King|
|(sub 78) Joe Sheerin||9||Andy Shildrick ( 60)|
|(sub 80) Kevin Cooper||10||Barry Primmer (sub 68)|
|Andy Sullivan||11||James Hancock ( 19) ( 90)|
|Noel Frankum||12||Paul Hannigan (sub 25)|
|(sub 78) Gareth Graham||14||Alex Darke (sub 68)|
|(sub 80) Ally Russell||15||Lee Chudy (sub 42)|
|Match report by Ross MacLagan
Let’s face it, AFC Wallingford are a class act, they scored 134 goals in the 2001/02 season and amassed 104 points, so far this season they have scored 114 goals and had 97 points to their name prior to kick off. In the away leg at Hithercroft, the Dons played some superb football and had Wallingford on the ropes for considerable periods, but they had the experience to turn the game in their favour. The 3-0 victory, however, did flatter them slightly.
The Wallingford goal, however, seemed to spur the Dons on, Sheerin was winning a lot in the air, Sullivan had a header saved by Strudley, Daly shot over the bar from a free kick, Everard and Oakins were marshalling the dangerous Shildrick. This pressure lead to a number of corners in quick succession, on 16 minutes Sullivan scored direct from a corner. The ball went through a melee of players past the unsighted Strudley. Game on.
The second half was slightly more subdued than the first as both teams settled into the game. A free kick on the left, after 55 minutes went long, Cooper picked the ball up and unselfishly lofted it to the back post, Everard made no mistake as he headed past the flailing Strudley. 3-2 Dons and 100 League goals scored this season!
With only minutes remaining on the clock, a free kick awarded in Wimbledon’s favour lead to an impetulent reaction from Hancock as he threw the ball away, leaving the referee with no option but to award him his second yellow card and send him off. Minutes later the final whistle blew and the crowd roared with delight.