Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

09 March 2024 Venue Meadow Lane Attendance

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Buy a pass:

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Recent results


English Football League - League Two

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Live commentary of this match has not yet started.

toggle inactive

key moments

Updated at

There are currently no key moments to display.

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Johnnie boosted by your support

“The message will be loud and clear from me on Saturday morning”

8 March 2024

Johnnie Jackson is looking forward to seeing our travelling support of 1000-plus when the squad emerge from the away dressing room tomorrow afternoon.

Our manager said: “We saw six days ago at our place what happens when a fanbase gets behind a team. It absolutely galvanised us and it was an incredible atmosphere.

“That message will be loud and clear from me and my staff to the boys on Saturday morning - that we’re taking a really good following up the road. It’s a good place to go and watch football and we want to put on a show for them and try and send them home happy, as always.”

You can listen to everything Johnnie had to say below.

Johnnie doesn’t think Lebanese international forward Omar Bugiel will be available though, for the game at Meadow Lane against Notts County.

The summer signing from Sutton United was a late withdrawal from Tuesday’s goalless draw at home to Grimsby Town, due to concerns over a possible groin injury.

“He’s unlikely to be involved,” said Johnnie, after Friday’s final training session at Plough Lane, before departing for Nottingham.

Omar Bugiel 16.9.JPG

“He got that groin issue before the game on Tuesday, which meant that we had to rejig it. This game is going to come around too quick, unfortunately, so obviously it’s a blow.

“It gives an opportunity for someone else, but he’s an important player for us and we’re hoping it’s not too bad and we'll have him for the run in. Saturday is probably too soon.”

However, Johnnie could soon have a selection dilemma at the other end of the pitch. We’ve managed to keep back-to-back clean sheets in our last two league matches, but our established centre-back pairing could be back in the reckoning soon.

Johnno and Lewis 16.9.JPG

“Joe Lewis (knee) and Ryan Johnson (ankle) are getting closer,” said Johnnie. “They were out on the grass again today and they’re basically at the last stages of their rehab with Head of Sports Science Chris McConnell.

“They’ve dipped in and out of training. Ryan has been receiving and passing the ball, which is a great sign, and he’s feeling good - so is Joe. We’ll look to dip them in and out of training hopefully next week, see how the week goes, and then maybe with a view to playing the following weekend, or a little bit after that.

“Morgan Williams (back) is a longer-term issue, but everyone else who has been involved is still available.”

The last time we met Notts County in November we came out on top 4-2, but there's been a change in manager since that thrilling match.

Reeves pen 16.9.JPG

The Magpies, who were seen as promotion contenders back then, lost manager Luke Williams to Swansea City in January, and Stuart Maynard took over as Head Coach having joined from Wealdstone.

“They’re on a bit of a tricky run now,” said Johnnie. “They lost their manager a couple of months ago when he moved on to the Championship. Although they’ve not been on a good run of form, they’ve got some talent in their squad.

“They’ve got the top scorer in the division in Macaulay Langstaff. They can really hurt you if you don’t get it right against them, they’ve shown that on a number of occasions. We know that we'll have to get things right defensively.”

You can listen to full coverage of the game, with our Radio WDON commentary team, by purchasing an audio match pass from the link below:

iFollow Dons

Photos: Pro Sports Images.

Advertisement block

Match Reports

Balmer brilliance seals victory

A big win away

9 March 2024

The Dons picked up a priceless away victory as our emphasis on set pieces saw us defeat Notts County 2-0 at Meadow Lane.

After a quiet first-half the game was there for the taking and it was Wimbledon who went on to seize the opportunity, picking up our first away win of 2024.

An own goal from Connell Rawlinson – from a Kofi Balmer long throw - got our necks in front before Balmer got himself on the scoresheet with a thumping header to put the icing on the cake.

It’s a victory that not only makes it three clean sheets in a row but also tightens the gap on the play-off places to one solitary point as we head into the final nine games of this exciting league campaign.

Johnnie Jackson made one change to the side which started against Grimsby Town in midweek, with Omar Bugiel shaking off an injury to replace Ronan Curtis. This meant the latter dropped to the bench as Alex Pearce came out of the squad.

With the hosts playing an expansive style there was going to be opportunities for the Dons to exploit the space left in behind and down the channels, however it was the Magpies who started the stronger as they forced a corner following a good defensive block.

Notts County then came mightily close to scoring as Jodi Jones curled a free-kick wide that had Alex Bass at full stretch. Up the other end it was the effective John-Joe O’Toole who had our first effort of note as fired straight at Sam Slocombe following a set piece of our own.

Bugiel then showed quick thinking to take a free-kick quickly, leading to Josh Kelly taking on a shot from a tight angle that Slocombe matched comfortably.

It meant that things were very much in the balance as we headed into the second-half of this Sky Bet League Two fixture.

Wimbledon started positively in the second period, with Jack Currie putting in a good cross that Bugiel couldn’t quite connect with firmly.

Sensing the chance to get ahead in the game, Johnnie rang the changes as John-Kymani Gordon and Curtis were brought on for the final half an hour.

The changes seemed to swing the tide fully in our favour as we broke the deadlock. A long throw from Kofi Balmer reached O’Toole, whose presence forced Rawlinson to direct the ball into his own net.

It was then a case of provider turning scorer as Balmer popped up with his first senior goal in English football – heading home a corner at the back post – to wrap up a priceless three points for the Dons.

AFC Wimbledon: Alex Bass, Lee Brown, Jake Reeves, Kofi Balmer, James Tilley (Ronan Curtis), Josh Kelly (John-Kymani Gordon), Josh Neufville, Armani Little, Omar Bugiel (Harry Pell), Jack Currie, John-Joe O'Toole.

Attendance: 10,224 (1,140)

PICS: Jez Tighe (Pro Sports Images)

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account