Four years of key goals from a Dons favourite
Luke Moore has made a habit of popping up with vital goals during four years at AFC Wimbledon and we recall some of his best moments after he signed a new contract at the club.
We start with one of Luke’s early games in 2009 for the club as it did not take him long to get off the mark in a Dons shirt.
AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Salisbury City (18 August, 2009)
Making just his second competitive start after signing from Ebbsfleet United, Luke netted his first league goal for the club when he found the net with a powerful drive from 30 yards. There was more to come too as Luke rounded off the scoring near the end to help AFC Wimbledon to their second win in the Conference.
AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Crawley Town (27 October, 2009)
Luke played a key part in a hugely entertaining FA Cup Fourth Qualifying round victory against the men from Sussex. First, he set-up Jon Main for the opener and then Luke rifled home after Lewis Taylor had dummied a Danny Kedwell cross. It was a win that set-up a first round tie at Millwall.
AFC Wimbledon 3-0 Ebbsfleet United (24 November, 2009)
Despite scoring two memorable goals, Luke refused to celebrate against his old club. However, another two goals from the new boy showed that Terry Brown had made a very good signing as the Dons made an encouraging start in the Conference.
Fleetwood Town 0-2 AFC Wimbledon (6 May, 2011)
The Dons would go onto to seal their place at Manchester in emphatic style during the second leg with a stunning 6-1 win, but the opening 45 minutes in the Conference play-off semi-final first leg was tense. That was until Luke slotted home smartly to break the deadlock at Highbury before the break and there was no stopping the Dons after that.
AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Luton Town (21 May, 2011)
Though Luke never scored in this match, it was a defining moment for the club and everyone involved when Danny Kedwell’s penalty hit the back of the net. AFC Wimbledon clinched a place in the Football League with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out triumph and Luke held his nerve to fire home one of the spot-kicks. Luke started and finished the match and almost set-up Kaid Mohamed for the winner, but the striker’s effort hit a post. (Luke is pictured above celebrating his successful spot-kick).
Dagenham & Redbridge 0-2 AFC Wimbledon (13 August, 2011)
Luke showed once again that he could be relied upon to step-up and keep his cool from the spot as he made no mistake from 12 yards to earn AFC Wimbledon’s first win in the Football League since promotion.
Scunthorpe United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon (22 November, 2011)
The only goal of this FA Cup first round replay came from that man Luke Moore when he followed up to fire home after Sam Slocombe could only parry a Jack Midson effort. It earned an unlikely win for the Dons after they had previously held The Iron to a 0-0 draw at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
Gillingham 3-4 AFC Wimbledon (21 January, 2011)
Luke played a key role in a match still viewed as arguably AFC Wimbledon’s most exciting victory in the Football League. Luke started the fightback with a composed finish to pull one back at 2-1 and a Jack Midson double eventually helped the Dons claim a famous victory.
AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Shrewsbury Town (5 May, 2012)
.thA double from Luke helped the Dons end a difficult few months in style by turning over promoted Shrewsbury. Wimbledon had sealed safety three games earlier with a 1-1 draw at Crawley Town and Luke’s goals near the end of the season meant that the Dons eventually finished 16
Southend United 1-3 AFC Wimbledon (12 March, 2013)
Shortly after entering the fray as a substitute, Luke struck an absolute screamer at Roots Hall to earn a precious three points for the Dons.
AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Exeter City (13 April, 2013)
Having suffered three defeats on the trot, the relegation alarm bells were ringing out loud, but two goals from Luke, including a belter of a second, helped the Dons come from behind twice.
Gillingham 2-2 AFC Wimbledon (20 April, 2013)
Luke never quite had the impact of a week earlier, but his dynamic display helped the Dons come back from 2-0 down. That meant Wimbledon’s destiny was in their own hands going into Fleetwood at home and that, of course, had a happy ending for Luke and the club.