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London Cup on Wednesday

11 March 2013

Details about the cup tie against Cray Wanderers

AFC Wimbledon will renew old rivalries with Cray Wanderers on Wednesday night in the quarter-final of the London Senior Cup.

The tie, which is a 7.45 pm kick-off at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, will bring back memories of those memorable clashes against the Kent outfit during the 2004/05 season.

Cray Wanderers were the side that ended AFC Wimbledon’s proud record of 78 matches without defeat – the longest unbeaten run of league matches in English senior football – when they won 2-0 at Hayes Lane on 4 December, 2004. However, the Dons gained revenge with a 3-2 Bryco Cup win on 1 February, 2005 (the picture above shows Wimbledon’s Leon McDowall competing for possession in that match).

Cray also provided the opposition when the Dons celebrated winning the Ryman Division One South title in style later that season. On 23 April, 2005, Cray formed a guard of honour as Wimbledon’s players came onto the pitch at the Cherry Red Records Stadium and Dave Anderson’s men went onto win 3-0 with goals from Ryan Gray, Shane Smeltz and Richard Butler.

The Dons are expected to field a combination of Mark Robinson’s Under-18s on Wednesday night and first-team players needing to build-up their match fitness. Entry prices are £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.

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