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Match Reports

More pain for Dons after disallowed goal

Dons edged out by Imps

12 March 2022

Mark Robinson’s AFC Wimbledon were cruelly beaten by Lincoln City as almost everything went against our side on a frustrating afternoon.

A disallowed goal and shouts for a penalty fell on deaf ears as we simply didn’t catch a break from the referee Carl Brook and the officials during a game of mass frustration.

Lewis Fiorini put the visitors ahead with a long-range effort which put more pressure on our side and despite there being a red card for Lincoln’s Brooke Norton-Cuffy, it proved to be a setback that we simply couldn’t recover from as Teddy Bishop clinched the win for the visitors late on.

The supporters backed our side to the hilt as always, but that familiar sense of disappointment and angst was felt once more by those of a Wimbledon persuasion as we were dealt yet another potentially season defining setback.

On the balance of play, it was a result that was extremely harsh on the Dons, but at the same time it was a huge opportunity missed that could cost us dear as the campaign reaches its final knockings. The only semblance of a positive was that results elsewhere kept us out of the relegation zone.

Robbo rang the changes for our return to home turf with the likes of Zach Robinson, Ben Heneghan and Dapo Mebude coming into the starting 11 in place of Sam Cosgrove, Paul Kalambayi and George Marsh.

These changes meant that the Dons lined up with a box in midfield, whilst Mebude and Robinson formed a fluid front two.

The message in the build up to this game was clear – it’s about the football club and not anyone as individuals. And it was certainly one that was heard loud and clear as the Wimbledon faithful cranked up the volume in the opening stages to get behind their team.

Mebude was certainly lively during the first half an hour of the game, doing well to work some room before arrowing a shot in that was heading for the bottom right-hand corner before Jordan Wright tipped it wide for the visitors.

However, the wind was quickly knocked out of the Dons’ sails as Lincoln took the lead against the run of play. Fiorini was given far too much room to line up a shot from distance, with his resulting effort finding the net via a hand from Nik Tzanev.

Down at the break but still playing with some promise, a massive response was needed from our side in the second-half if we were to get back to winning ways.

Zach Robinson was next to go close for the Dons as he buccaneered his way down the right-hand side of the area before flashing a shot just wide of the far post. The momentum was starting to build again and there was a sense that things were turning.

And it appeared that the pressure was getting to Lincoln, with tempers boiling over as Norton-Cuffy pushed Lee Brown from behind, leading to a red card being brandished by referee Carl Brook.

Wimbledon then had the ball in the net through Jack Rudoni, but to everyone’s surprise the play was seemingly pulled back for offside, before the officials awarded a free-kick the way of Robbo’s side, as mass confusion was felt around the ground.

Then disaster struck for the Dons as the Imps doubled their lead. A routine back pass to Tzanev saw our keeper’s attempted clearance deflected skyward by John Marquis, before the striker laid the ball on a plate for Bishop to guide the ball home into the half unguarded net.

It was a hammer blow for Wimbledon that we simply couldn’t recover from as Lincoln saw out a win that they barely deserved on the balance of play.

AFC Wimbledon: Nik Tzanev, Alex Woodyard, Will Nightingale, Cheye Alexander (Paul Osew), Ayoub Assal (Terry Ablade), Jack Rudoni, Zach Robinson, Dapo Mebude, Luke McCormick (Anthony Hartigan), Ben Heneghan, Lee Brown. 

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Ticket News

Matchday Guide: Tickets left for Lincoln clash

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's game

11 March 2022

Dons supporters have once again responded to our ‘March Together’ message by snapping up tickets for the vital game versus Lincoln.

We've sold over 7,600 tickets so far, but we still have availability for you to help create an electric atmosphere at our fantastic stadium.

Just 10 matches are left for us to retain our League One status, so let’s show more of that famous Dons spirit to lift Robbo’s boys to victory!

Buy on the day from the Ry (East) Stand ticket booth or book a ticket from our online shop.

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If you're not planning to attend Saturday'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.

Appy days! SwipeStation is here to stay

We’ve had a fantastic response to our new SwipeStation app since it was launched on a trial basis – and we are delighted to announce that the matchday service is here to stay!

Beat the queues to get your pint with Camden Pale Ale and Stella Artois as the two drinks available to order on the mobile app.

The service enables supporters to order a pint anywhere in the stadium before the game - and then collect it at a fast lane, either pre-match or at half-time.

The app works offline, which means you can place an order without Wi-Fi connectivity. Obviously, the app does require initial connectivity to download, so why not do it at home before you come to the game.

SwipeStations are located in the Cappagh (West) and East (Ry) Stands, and you simply scan your unique QR code at a station, which prints out a voucher for you to present at a fast lane.

In case you missed it during the trial period, take a look at SwipeStation Managing Director Gemma Wylie's guide to using the service.

Download from the Apple app store or Google Play

Food Park

A wide range of different types of cuisines from local businesses will be available to choose from for supporters. The food trucks that will be at Saturday's game are as follows:

  • Traditional Jerk Chicken
  • Dough Shack
  • Vegan Express
  • Naked Chips
  • Bodean's BBQ

Fans are permitted to bring water in a clear plastic bottle if they wish. However, no glass, cans, or metal bottles will be allowed. Thermos flasks are permitted.

All fans will have access to food and drink concessions around the stadium including the food park behind the Movers stand. Unfortunately due to fire regulations, fans in the Ry and Movers Stands will not have access to the first floor concessions in the Cappagh Stand. As a result, all fans seated in the Cappagh Stand will need to show their match ticket or have their hand stamped in order to get back to the first floor concourse.

The food trucks will stop serving at 6:30pm with last drink orders on the Movers Stand bar at the same time. The Phoenix pub will remain open after the game. The pub will also be serving spirits. Please note that the full range of spirits will be available from after the final whistle until closing time. Pre-mixed cans will be available prior to the final whistle. 

Dons Local Action Group Food Collection Point

We will once again be organising collection points on Saturday with supporters invited to donate food to those less fortunate in the community. Masterminded by our award-winning Dons Local Action Group (DLAG), fans will be able to drop off tinned supplies - with an urgent need for tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fish, tinned fruit, and tinned pulses. Food collection points will be located at every entrance into the stadium.

How to access the stadium

The Cherry Red Records Stadium will open for home fans from 1.00 pm and away supporters can arrive from 1.30pm onwards. Supporters must enter the stadium via their designated entrance for their stand which is indicated on their ticket. Additionally, fans will be required to go through security where bags may be searched.

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

For fans who have purchased matchday hospitality, please enter the stadium via Gate 1 which will open at 12pm. 

For a map of the stadium, see our Matchday Guide section.


There will be no parking on site (accessible spectators will be given separate guidelines). 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.

Cycle Store

The cycle store will be open tomorrow from midday until 6.00 pm, located behind the Ry Stand. Please note that all bikes MUST be collected before 6pm. Please note that there will be a steward at the cycle store, but fans leave their bikes stored at their own risk.


To help reduce queues at checkpoints, we ask fans not to bring bags into the Stadium where possible. If essential, then please only bring an A5 sized bag (21cm x 15 cm x 10cm) or a clear bag only. Large bags or suitcases (including cabin bags) are not permitted.

Cashless Stadium

We are now operating a semi cashless stadium. This means that most of the stadium will only accept card payments, apart from the club shop and matchday magazine sellers. 

The Club Shop

The club shop will be open on Saturday from 11:30am to 2:45pm before the game and from 5pm to 6pm after the game.

Kids Zone

The Kids Zone will be open on Saturday. Not only will fans be able to meet Haydon, our favourite Womble, there'll also be tons of fun activities such as colouring, Lego, Duplo and Stickle Brix - as well as an  inflatable football shooting game. The Kids Zone is positioned on the concourse behind the Family Section on the corner of the East and South stands. Specifically for kids aged between 5-12, it is open from 1.30pm to 2.45pm with activities organised on a rotation basis. Please note that children MUST be supervised by parents at all times.

Matchday Magazine

The matchday magazine can be purchased for £3 at the club shop and also inside each of our four stands. Sellers will also be positioned outside the Cappagh Stand entrance and along Plough Lane.

Reusable Cups

The club has implemented a reusable beer cup scheme to replace all single use plastic pint cups around the stadium. Once you've finished your beer, please put these cups within the reusable cup bins located around the stadium.

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