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Dons denied victory after eventful derby

Mark Bowen’s side were held to a 1-1 draw

5 April 2022

AFC Wimbledon were made to settle for a draw by a stubborn Charlton Athletic side in a feisty South London derby at Plough Lane.

A cagey first half preceded an action packed second 45 minutes as the Addicks were reduced to 10 men following a poor challenge by Ryan Inniss, but it was the visitors who took the lead on the night as Jayden Stockley headed home.

It threatened to derail what was another promising performance from Bowen’s men until Zach Robinson popped up with an equaliser to set up a grandstand finish in front of a raucous Dons following in the South London Movers Stand.

We huffed and puffed but ultimately Charlton proved to be too stubborn and, in the end, any promising openings agonisingly came to nothing.

It is another point on the board, but at the same time the need for vital victories remains as we continue to seek to maintain our League One status heading into the final five games of the season.

Mark Bowen named an unchanged side for his first game in charge at Plough Lane, with the same eleven looking to go one better under the SW19 lights.

Meanwhile the likes of Ethan Chislett and Terry Ablade both returned to add more attacking depth to the bench.

The game started with the kind of pace people would come to expect from a local derby, with Wimbledon certainly having to stay alert to repel a few early Charlton chances that were expertly blocked or cleared away by the backline.

When the Dons did settle, they began to string together some neat passing moves that did appear to threaten an attacking opening, but the Addicks’ defence continued to prove to be a tough nut to crack.

Jack Rudoni had our best opportunity of the opening 45 minutes, with his shot from distance seeing Craig MacGillivray make a routine save just short of the half time whistle.

The second half took a few minutes to click into gear, but then there was a moment which got everyone off their feet for all the wrong reasons. Inniss – who had only been on the field for a matter of minutes – flew into a late challenge on George Marsh that saw referee Neil Hair produce an immediate red.

Thankfully the Dons midfielder was able to continue, and we began to get the bit between our teeth. Paul Osew was the first to go close with a low effort that was matched well by MacGillivray’s save before the lively Ayoub Assal saw his follow-up effort blocked.

However, that increase in momentum was quickly dampened as the visitors took the lead against the run of play. A routine cross wasn’t dealt with effectively, leading to Jayden Stockley heading home at the near post.

The Dons came back at their opponents with Will Nightingale the next to go close as his header was tipped over the top by MacGillivray as the visitors began to be pinned back in their own half.

And it wasn’t long until the pressure told as we got back on level terms. Substitute Chislett showed excellent skill and awareness to get down the flank, with his pinpoint cross being bundled home by Robinson and the home faithful erupted in celebration. Game on. 

Eight minutes of injury time were produced but the Dons couldn’t find the telling touch despite their best efforts to conjure up what would have been a monumental winner.

There was certainly understandable angst felt at full time, but there is no time to focus on what might have been with another big game to come at the weekend.

AFC Wimbledon: Nik Tzanev, Henry Lawrence (Ethan Chislett), Dan Csoka (Nesta Guinness-Walker), Alex Woodyard, Will Nightingale, George Marsh, Ayoub Assal, Jack Rudoni, Zach Robinson, Ben Heneghan, Paul Osew (Dapo Mebude).

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Ticket News

Matchday Guide: Please arrive early

All you need to know ahead of tonight's game

5 April 2022

With tonight’s match versus Charlton close to selling out, we recommend that you arrive at the stadium well in advance of the game.

Please allow time for scanning your ticket barcodes at the turnstiles and bag searches, so that you beat the queues before the 7.45 pm kick-off.  

The Cherry Red Records Stadium opens at 6.00 pm for home fans and our fantastic food park (situated behind the South London Movers Stand) offers a wide range of delicious treats for you to choose from before the game.    

We only have a very small number of tickets on sale, following returns from Season Ticket holders.

Snap-up a ticket now for Mark Bowen’s first home match in charge – and cheer on the Dons to victory under the lights!

Buy now from our online ticket shop.

No tickets will be on sale before the game.


If you're not planning to attend tonight's game, please kindly let us know, so that we can get more support for the Dons!

E-mail with your name and the block, row, and seat number of the seats (s) you're releasing.

Food, Drinks and Pub

Our food park is accessible to all and offers several different types of cuisines from local food businesses.

Food outlets include the following:

  • Polish Hot Dogs & Burgers
  • Dough Shack
  • Vegan Express
  • Naked Chips

The food trucks will open at 6.00 pm with the Phoenix Pub (By The Horns) opening at the same time and closing at 11.00 pm. The Phoenix will also be serving spirits. Please note that the full range of spirits will be available from after the final whistle until closing time at 11.00 pm. Pre-mixed cans will be available prior to the final whistle.

The SwipeStation app is the quickest way to order your matchday pint! If you haven't used it before, see our previous article for more information.

Only Camden Pale Ale and Stella Artois are available to order on the app at the current time with fans able to redeem these drinks orders at any of the seven designated stations in the Cappagh (West) Stand and the Ry (East) Stand. 

Club Shop

Don't forget that we recently unveiled our new leisurewear range, so you can look smart for Spring by visiting our club shop!

The club shop will be open tonight until 7.40 pm, so there's plenty of chance to come along and grab some great merchandise.

Take a look at our new leisurewear range by watching the video below.

Matchday Magazine

Derick Osei Yaw is the cover star and there’s an extensive interview with our new French forward inside tonight's edition.

Priced at £3, it will be available to buy from the Phoenix Pub, the Speedway Bar (in the food park) and all the usual selling points outside the ground.

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Fans' TV

It's back - and better than ever! Join our 9yrs Podcast team and guests for the pre-match show from 6.30 pm tonight. Our play-off 2016 hero Lyle Taylor features on the show, along with David Connolly, who played for Wimbledon FC and AFC Wimbledon.

The show is broadcast before and after the game, including updates from around the stadium with our 'Roving Reporter' Tom Large.

Tune in pre-match using the following links:


There will be no parking on site. We recommend fans travel to the stadium by train, bus, or, if you are local, by simply walking to the ground. There will be no parking available at Garrett Business Park.

When to get here

As previously stated, the Cherry Red Records Stadium will be open from 6.00 pm tonight for home fans with away fans welcome to join us from 6.15 pm onwards. 

For fans who have purchased matchday hospitality, please enter the stadium via Gate 1, which will open at 5.00 pm.

All home fans will enter via the Plough Lane end of the stadium only. Please note that fans in the South London Movers Stand or Ry Stand can only enter via Gates 3, 4 and 5. Fans seated in the Cappagh Stand can only enter via Gate 2.

Away fans can access the stadium by Gate 7, which is accessed via St Martin’s Way or Maskell Road.

For a map of the stadium, information about using the Cycle Store and bringing bags into the ground, see our  Matchday Guide  section on the official website.

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