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Preview: Dons seek to overcome FA Cup hurdle at Haringey

Quotes from both managers and a focus on tonight's opponents

9 November 2018

AFC Wimbledon will seek to defy another club that has made impressive progress through non league in tonight's Emirates FA Cup tie at Haringey Borough.

Our remarkable rise since 2002 has rightly been hailed as one of the greatest stories in football, but the North London club have also been revitalised in recent times with manager Tom Loizou having guided Haringey from the Essex Senior League to the Bostik Premier League. As well as those two promotions, Haringey also reached the FA Trophy First Round proper last season and they were only just edged out 2-1 by Leyton Orient.

Tonight's match will be the first time that Haringey have featured in the first round of the FA Cup and Neal Ardley expects a spirited challenge from a club four levels below. However, our manager hopes that his side's midweek goalscoring exploits – Wimbledon struck four in the Checkatrade Trophy against Stevenage – is a sign that the team can start hitting the back of the net more regularly.

Wimbledon's last victory against non league opposition was a particularly dramatic one against Curzon Ashton and the picture above shows Dons supporters celebrating the 4-3 victory, which was achieved after coming back from 3-0 down.

Below are quotes from both managers, and a focus on Haringey Borough, plus a reminder about ticket collection and how to get to Coles Park.

Neal Ardley

"We got a great result on Tuesday and now we've got to recover a group of boys, while getting ourselves as prepared as we can for the next game and the elements that come with that. As a manager when you've done it so often you just have to find the balance of the information you give and the recovery work you do, and make sure they are fresh enough to do themselves justice on Friday night.

"It was one day, one set of games on Tuesday (the development squad also struck four goals at Portsmouth). We've tried hard over the last few weeks because we obviously know that (lack of goals) has been an issue. We've worked really hard on it, we collect all the stats: the numbers, the targets we hit, and the crosses we supply. We're putting more pressure on the boys to come up with the numbers that will give us the goals. They responded well on Tuesday, we've been working on it for a number of weeks. Is it the start of something? I hope so, we need it, but we need to start doing it regularly to believe that it's going to be.

"Any team that gets to the first round has earned it because it's a long process. With the money that can be involved, it's a fantastic competition. For us to get through two rounds and get the Tottenham and Liverpool ties, they have been big deals for us in the past. We will pay Haringey the utmost respect, we have to. There is only one reason that the TV cameras are there – they are looking for the magic of the FA Cup and an upset. We had it in the past. We need to have the character, focus, and desire, all those qualities to stand up to what we're going to be, which is the favourites."

Tom Loizou

"They're FA Cup winners, as far as I'm concerned. They are the real and true Wimbledon FC, who played at Plough Lane with the 'Crazy Gang'. For someone who's just made history and qualified for the first round proper for the first time, to play someone like Wimbledon and be in that sort of company, it's unbelievable. It could not have been a better draw.

"Four years ago we were getting 20 supporters, so the chairman said we'll give everyone a free ticket and hopefully they buy a drink or a burger or something. All of a sudden, we were getting 300 or 350 and that's doubled in the last two weeks. When they all come on Friday night we'll probably have to give away another 2,000 season tickets. Three years ago you said Haringey Borough and people said, 'Who?' Now everyone knows us.

"The players are only human and their eye is on the FA Cup. The league form has dipped a bit but we got a draw with the team who were second in the league (Enfield) at the weekend because I told them anyone who doesn't perform won't be playing on Friday. But everyone's excited. The chairman's running round like a little kid. It's a one-chance-in-a-lifetime. I'm not going to stop that because it's good for the players and good for the club. We're not taking this game lightly. We know they're four levels above us and it's a slim chance, but if we work hard and we get a little bit of luck who knows what might happen."

Focus on Haringey Borough

  • The roots of the club go back to 1907 when Tufnell Park FC was formed. Tufnell Park and Wood Green Town merged in 1973, initially under the name of Edmonton & Haringey FC until 1976 when the present name was adopted.
  • Haringey Borough play home games at Coles Park, White Hart Lane, on a 3G surface (since 2016).
  • Haringey have won five games to reach the first round of the Emirates FA Cup, beating Stanway Rovers, Brentwood Town, Erith Town, AFC Sudbury and Poole Town, along the way.
  • Haringey warmed up for their big FA Cup tie by securing a 2-2 draw in their North London derby at Enfield Town on Saturday, thanks to a double from Rakim Richards.
  • Manager Tom Loizou has guided the club to two promotions in recent seasons. The first came in 2015 when Haringey won the Essex Senior League, and two years later they earned a 3-1 Ryman Division One Play-Off win against Canvey Island.
  • Tonight's cup tie is regarded as the biggest match in Haringey's history. Following the draw, Haringey Chairman Aki Achilea said: "This is the real Wimbledon in my eyes and long may AFC Wimbledon enjoy success on your journey. We have started ours and in the last 10 years have made great progress and now play in the tough Bostik Premier League with a strong community fan base, which we hope will continue to grow."

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FA Cup rewind

AFC Wimbledon's last victory against non league opponents turned out to be a memorable match with a 4-3 win at Curzon Ashton. At 3-0 down, the Dons looked to be heading out, until four goals in the last 10 minutes. Tonight's opponents are one level below Curzon Ashton in the non league pyramid. Click on the link below to watch highlights from the victory at Curzon Ashton.

Ticket Collection

Any tickets ordered after 2.00 pm on Tuesday 6 November will need to be collected tonight at Coles Park Stadium. The collection point is located on the Fenton Road entrance to the ground. Dons fans will be greeted by a few friendly faces from our ticketing and matchday stewarding team.

Travel Information

Haringey Borough's ground address is Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London N17 7JP. View the map. The entrance is on White Hart Lane, some 500 yards west of White Hart Lane's junction with the Great Cambridge Road (the A10). The ground is opposite the Selco Builders Warehouse. It lies between the junctions with Fenton Road and Rivulet Road.

The nearest underground station is Wood Green on the Piccadilly Line. From there bus W3 (destination Northumberland Park) passes the ground and takes approximately 5 minutes. The nearest rail station is White Hart Lane. Haringey Borough's supporters club have also put together a very useful visitors guide for travelling fans.

FA Cup Screening | Cherry Red Records Stadium

All Dons fans who cannot travel to North London are welcome to pop along to the Cherry Red Records Stadium to watch the game, as we seek to progress to the second round. The Your Golf Travel Bar will be open from 6.00 pm on Friday evening.

WDON commentary

Our WDON commentators Mikey T and Rob Cornell will be covering the game live from Coles Park. Visit our iFollow channel to access the coverage.

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Dons earn dramatic cup victory at Haringey

Mitch Pinnock puts Wimbledon into the second round of the famous knockout competition

9 November 2018

A 90th minute strike from Mitch Pinnock earned a last-gasp Emirates FA Cup victory for AFC Wimbledon tonight.

It all looked set for a replay with Haringey having worked admirably to defy Wimbledon, but Pinnock fired home from an acute angle, via a deflection, to secure a 1-0 victory.

In atrocious conditions at Coles Park, Wimbledon kept going to see off a plucky challenge from a club four divisions below them in the league pyramid.

Neal Ardley made just one change to his starting line-up from the side that started the league match against Shrewsbury Town. With James Hanson injured, it meant a recall for Kwesi Appiah, who was aiming to score again after his midweek goal in the Checkatrade Trophy. As we built up to this match there was a cracking atmosphere at Coles Park with the home faithful really getting behind a group of players plying their trade at four divisions lower than Wimbledon. The 700 or so Dons fans behind the goal were also creating plenty of noise.

On a 3G pitch in front of the TV cameras, Wimbledon wasted no time in taking a grip on this match, dominating possession and creating half chances in the first 10 minutes. Mitch Pinnock had the first shot, which he struck wide from outside the area, and then Scott Wagstaff struck a superb effort that flashed just wide. A really good Dons move followed with Wagstaff finding Sibbick on the right and his cross was met by Joe Pigott, but he was unable to get enough on his header and Haringey keeper Valery Pajetat.

With 15 minutes on the clock, Haringey threatened for the first time. Good work by Joel Nouble initially caused Wimbledon problems down the left and the ball was worked to Michael Ademiluyi, who showed good touch to create a shooting chance, but Deji Oshilaja did well to block the attempt. Following that burst of energy from the hosts, Wimbledon started to get on the ball again and Anthony Hartigan tried his luck with a shot from outside the area that was just wide. Terell Thomas also had a decent chance from a corner, but he headed just over the crossbar. At the other end, Michael O’Donoghue struck a decent effort that was just over the crossbar. Wimbledon continued to have the better of it though and Pajetat was almost caught out by a goal-bound cross from Ben Purrington that he just managed to get back and save.

Wimbledon came so close to opening the scoring in the 35th minute through Mitch Pinnock. Following a foul on Wagstaff 20 yards out, Mitch Pinnock struck a free-kick well, but his effort was just over the crossbar. There was a good Wimbledon move five minutes before half-time that ended with Appiah putting over a good cross for Pigott, but his shot was comfortably wide. Wimbledon twice came so close to an opening goal on the stroke of half-time. First, Appiah and Pigott combined to create space for Purrington, but his shot was well saved by Pajetat and Wagstaff was just unable to scramble the ball home. Then Pinnock struck a superb curling effort that just missed the far post. As the half-time whistle shrilled, Wimbledon were perhaps unfortunate not to be in front, but the hosts had dug in and defended valiantly.  

The Dons produced a very good move in the third minute of the second-half, but yet again the finishing touch was lacking. Anthony Hartigan picked out Mitch Pinnock on the right and his superb delivery found Pigott just six yards out, but he headed wide. Wimbledon continued to dominate possession, but Haringey were proving to be a tough nut to crack. Neal Ardley made his first change in the 59th minute with Anthony Wordsworth replacing Anthony Hartigan. With an hour gone, Wimbledon had completely dominated, but Haringey had clung on in there to keep their hopes alive. Haringey also looked dangerous on fleeting occasions when they put the ball into the box and on one occasion it needed Purrington to make a last-ditch headed clearance to stop Nouble getting on the end of it.

Midway through the first-half Wimbledon almost scored in fortuitous fashion when a cross from Pinnock caught in the wind and deceived Pajetat, but the ball hit the crossbar. Sibbick also had a shot beaten away by the keeper. With 22 minutes remaining, Wimbledon made another change with Jake Jervis entering the fray for Wagstaff. There was a real scare for Wimbledon 15 minutes from time when Haringey had a goal ruled out. The home faithful erupted when Joseph Staunton slotted home emphatically, but the flag was up for offside. Wimbledon quickly responded and Pinnock’s shot from an acute angle was well saved by Pajetat.  

Despite exerting pressure in the latter stages, Wimbledon struggled to create clear-cut chances. Tom Soares did threaten to win it though with a fine effort from just outside the area, but Pajetat did well to save it. Though Haringey did go forward in pursuit of a late winner, Wimbledon stayed professional and it all looked set for a replay at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. However, Pinnock had other ideas. After a cross from Jervis was deflected into his path, Pinnock's shot from an acute angle beat Pajetat at his near post to find the back of the net and send the Dons fans behind the goal into raptures.

AFC Wimbledon: Joe McDonnell, Ben Purrington, Deji Oshilaja, Scott Wagstaff (Jake Jervis), Anthony Hartigan (Anthony Wordsworth), Mitch Pinnock, Kwesi Appiah, Tom Soares, Toby Sibbick, Terell Thomas, Joe Pigott.

Pic credit: Nigel Coles, Pro Sports Images.

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Ticket News

FA Cup: Final few tickets left

Haringey Borough ticket collection and travel information.

8 November 2018

For any fans who wish to purchase tickets for tomorrow’s cup tie at Haringey Borough, the final few are available to buy online up until 1.00 pm Friday.

Please note it will not be possible to purchase a ticket at the ground on the night and you must buy in advance online before you travel.

Haringey are opening the turnstiles at 5.30 pm prior to the game on Friday. There will also be a fans zone for Wimbledon supporters selling alcohol, soft drinks and food.

Ticket Collection

Any tickets ordered after 2.00 pm on Tuesday 6 November will need to be collected tomorrow evening at Coles Park Stadium. The collection point is located on the Fenton Road entrance to the ground. Dons fans will be greeted by a few friendly faces from our ticketing and matchday stewarding team.

Travel Information

Haringey Borough's ground address is Coles Park Stadium, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London N17 7JP. View map.

The entrance is on White Hart Lane, some 500 yards west of White Hart Lane's junction with the Great Cambridge Road (the A10). The ground is opposite the Selco Builders Warehouse. It lies between the junctions with Fenton Road and Rivulet Road

The nearest underground station is Wood Green on the Piccadilly Line. From there bus W3 (destination Northumberland Park) passes the ground and takes approximately 5 minutes. The nearest rail station is White Hart Lane.

Haringey Borough’s supporters club have also put together a very useful visitors guide for travelling fans.

FA Cup Screening | Cherry Red Records Stadium

All Dons fans who cannot travel to North London are welcome to pop along to the Cherry Red Records Stadium to watch the game, as we seek to progress to the second round.

The Your Golf Travel Bar will be open from 6.00 pm Friday evening.

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