Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Buy tickets
23 July 2022 Venue Cherry Red Records Stadium Attendance

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

AFC Wimbledon
0 - 0
Oxford United
Buy a pass:

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Lineup will be displayed here shortly before the game

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Terry: Duo to figure in final pre-season friendly

Interview with our Assistant Manager as the squad takes shape

22 July 2022

Defender Lee Brown and new striker Kyle Hudlin will both figure in our final friendly at home to Oxford United tomorrow, a week before the big kick-off in League Two.

“Kyle will definitely be involved,” said Assistant Manager Terry Skiverton. “Browny will be featuring in the game. David Fisher (hamstring) and Aaron Cosgrave (ankle) are both out on the training pitch, but they’re still a little bit away from playing.

“We feel that we’re on track for the Gillingham match. We’ve got a tough game coming up against Oxford, because of the way that they play and how close they went last season. We’re going to use this game as our last dress rehearsal to make sure that we get the result we want in the first game of the season.

“It’ll be close to 90 minutes. Obviously, we’ll be monitoring one or two – players like Browny, who has been missing for a little while due to his back. There will be a few that get minutes, but we’ll be looking to get some real good match preparation going into the first league game.”

IMG_1169 (2).JPG

It was a busy start to the week for our new management team, with three new signings finally making it in through the door at The Cherry Red Records Stadium. Hudlin’s arrival from Huddersfield, was followed by midfielder Paris Maghoma from Brentford, also on a season-long loan, and the permanent signing of Charlton striker Josh Davison (pictured above).

That took our tally of new additions in this window to five, having already added experienced defenders Alex Pearce and Chris Gunter earlier on. However, Terry says our squad building is far from over yet.

“We’re still looking,” said Terry. “We’re still on the hunt for a few more new faces. It’s an ongoing process, because we want to build for the short-term, but also make sure that we’ve sustained the long-term stability of the football club by bringing in a few younger players as well.

“Jamie Johnson, our new Head of Recruitment, went straight in at the deep end when dealing with the transfer of Josh and with the intricacies of the deal. We’ve had some trialists in as well and he’s got his finger on the pulse – especially having been at Leyton Orient last year. He knows the league and the level.

“I think you can see though by the number of players we have got in, that you’ve got to be mindful of the players you already have in the building. There might not be a lot of experience, but they’ve been out on loan or had little spells with the first team. There’s a few of them that are looking ready.

“That’s a really positive thing for the football club. They’ve been out there and dipped their toe in the water, but now it’s time to put them in front of the fire – so to speak. When we’ve got a packed house, I think a lot of those players will be ready.”

For more insight into how this season’s new-look squad is coming together, listen to the full, in-depth interview with Terry Skiverton below – via the link to our official YouTube channel.

Advertisement block

Match Reports

Dons draw final friendly

An entertaining 0-0 at Plough Lane

23 July 2022

AFC Wimbledon and Oxford United played out an action-packed goalless draw at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday as the Dons wrapped up their pre-season campaign.

Despite there being no goals to enjoy, the match itself was played at a high pace for long periods and offered an insight into what we can expect from our side this time next week against Gillingham.

Isaac Ogundere had the best chance of the afternoon for the Dons as he was fantastically denied by Jack Stevens, whilst Oxford’s Cameron Brannagan saw his second-half penalty brilliantly saved by Nik Tzanev.

Jack Currie and Paris Maghoma also impressed throughout the 90 minutes as Wimbledon played with the freedom that we have come to expect from watching the team in pre-season.

Although the performances haven’t all resulted in victories, there is certainly an air of expectancy around the club as the season draws ever closer.

Johnnie Jackson rotated his side for this final pre-season game with the likes of Tzanev, Lee Brown and Currie all being handed starts, whilst Kyle Hudlin was named in the squad for the first time.

The Dons started brightly and quickly got into their stride. Ayoub Assal was the first player to threaten early on as the attacking midfielder fired over following Maghoma’s interception and pass.

Currie was certainly impressing in the final friendly, with the wing-back displaying a range of drag-backs and turns that wouldn’t look out of place on the beaches of Brazil as he continuously charged down the left-hand side.

Tzanev was then called into action for the first time as he did well to tip over a deflected cross from the right.

The Kiwi then denied both Marcus McGane and Billy Bodin as Oxford began to grow into the contest after a slow start.

Chris Gunter then volleyed over from just inside the box as Wimbledon looked to strike just shy of the break.

Moving into the second period and the visitors were given a golden opportunity to take the lead after Alex Pearce was adjudged to have fouled Marcus Browne in the box.

However Brannagan saw his strong penalty equally matched by Tzanev who superbly flung himself to his right to tip the ball to safety.

Wimbledon quickly broke following the fallout of the incident, with Currie firing just wide of the left-hand post after being played in by Ethan Chislett at the end of the move.

Hudlin and Ogundere were both introduced initially, whilst Alfie Bendle replaced Chislett after the latter picked up a slight injury. The three substitutes quickly went about their task of upping the tempo of the second-half.

It was Ogundere who would go on to have the best chance of the second 45 minutes as a long ball forward sent him clear. His angled effort was well struck and heading for the corner, only for Jack Stevens to pull off a good diving save to his right.

The game finished goalless but Jackson and his staff will certainly feel encouraged by what they saw this afternoon.

AFC Wimbledon: Nik Tzanev, Chris Gunter, Will Nightingale, Alex Pearce (Paul Kalambayi), Lee Brown (Isaac Ogundere), Jack Currie, George Marsh, Paris Maghoma, Ethan Chislett (Alfie Bendle), Josh Davison (Kyle Hudlin), Ayoub Assal

 PICS: Ian Stephen

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account