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Dream day for a Dons fan

19 May 2014

Pictures that Rob will treasure forever

Rob Cura enjoyed the ultimate experience for an AFC Wimbledon fan when he marked an appearance alongside his heroes with a goal and the pictures above show exactly what it meant to him.

As we’ve recently featured plenty of your photographs of 2013/14 on the official website, we felt that Rob’s dream day – the Dons fan won an auction to play for Wimbledon FC in the charity match – certainly warranted inclusion.

As a long-time Dons supporter, Rob’s goalscoring appearance at the Cherry Red Records Stadium was worth every penny.

“It meant absolutely everything to me,” said Rob. “It's a lifetime's dream achieved because I've followed the club since 1978. I’ve got about 50 photographs from the day, including a timeline of the build-up to my goal and the celebrations – I’ll never forget it.

“It was a proper goal too. I was screaming for the ball to Damian Francis, but he decided to shoot himself rather than squaring it. The goalkeeper saved it, but I managed to steer it in. It was a real ‘poacher’s goal’ and I don’t think Gary Lineker would have scored it!

“I previously played defensive midfield years ago, but I asked Neal Ardley if I could play further forward as I didn’t think I would get too much of the ball. Thankfully, he was okay with that and I enjoyed playing with Andy Clarke. Andy was really nice and helped me out a lot.”

  to view our previous articles about the match.two  and  Charity oneThe charity match between AFC Wimbledon and Wimbledon FC raised £12,000, which was split evenly between Shooting Star Chase and One Life UK. Click on 

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