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15: A record Dons win

14 June 2014

Kit launch countdown recalls a big FA Cup victory

The club’s new Admiral kits will be launched on Sunday, 29 June and our countdown continues with a number that recalls Wimbledon’s record victory.

Ray Armfield trawled through the archives to highlight an impressive FA Cup run during the club’s non league days – and it all started with a rather big win at Plough Lane.

15 – Polytechnic taught a lesson

The 1929/30 season saw an epic FA Cup run by Wimbledon with an astonishing 36 goals wracked up in five qualifying rounds. And the avalanche started against Polytechnic, beaten 15-2 at Plough Lane – which unsurprisingly remains a club record victory – despite the hosts resting four key players. The legendary ‘Doc’ Dowden helped himself to six goals, Ralph Brown bagged five, Mick O’Brien got a couple, and the scoring was rounded off by Taffy Lloyd and Charlie Christie. The Dons then beat West Norwood 3-0, Tooting Town 6-2, Epsom Town 7-1 and Guildford City 5-1, before losing 1-4 to Northfleet United in the First Round Proper.

 .Your AFC WimbledonIn association with Admiral Sportswear Limited, supporters will be able to see the club’s new home, away and third kits, along with training wear, for the first time, on 29 June, at Centre Court Shopping Centre. To view our previous announcement about this, click on 

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