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Memorable chapters in the remarkable Wimbledon story

Highlights from pivotal matches during your favourite seasons

18 March 2020

Your responses to the relaunch of our Wimbledon Wonders series brought memories flooding back of great Dons victories from the past.

We asked on social media for your favourite Wimbledon seasons and 2008/09 - the title-winning Conference South campaign - figured highly. The picture above shows Jason Goodliffe celebrating his goal against St Albans on the day Wimbledon were crowned Champions.

Take a look below at the responses from Wimbledon supporters and we've also selected pivotal matches from those memorable campaigns.

@timhanson_123

"2008-09 - Conference South championship season. Terry Brown got us playing some highly entertaining (and winning) football after the attritional Ryman years. Main and Kedwell banging in the goals up front."

Take a look below at highlights from the 3-0 win against St Albans on 25 April 2009.

@BernieBaldwin

"2008/09 - Including 2 consecutive home games in Jan 2009 when we beat in-form Braintree 5-1, before a packed KM saw us beat Chelmsford 3-1. You're right, Tim. Some of that stuff was thrilling."

Highlights from that 5-1 win against Braintree on 24 January 2009 are below.

@jimhampshire

"1993/94 - That team was so strong & had some class players too. A sixth place finish in the Premier League showed us at our very best."

Watch The Dons edging out that season's Champions Man United with a 1-0 victory, thanks to a John Fashanu goal, on 16 April 1994."

@daysofspeed

"1986/7. If you need me to explain, you probably ought to go take a look at the results and table."

Take a look below at highlights from that superb 3-1 FA Cup win against an Everton side that were crowned Champions at the end of that season.

@EssexWomble

"2002/03 - A season like no other. From Sandhurst to Raynes Park Vale, a football community was built and a club was reborn. #Ijustwanttowatchsomefootball."

If you missed our Farewell to Kingsmeadow video, it's well worth a look and features Ivor Heller talking passionately about the early days after Wimbledon's reformation.

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Leif Viklund Fd Wiklund

"2010/11 – The Fleetwood home game was one of those sweet, enjoyable moments that I’m so glad to have been a part of at Kingsmeadow. I flew over from Sweden early in the morning and had a great day in London before heading towards Kingston in the afternoon. After the game I headed back to Stanstead and took the first morning flight back to Stockholm. A crazy 24-hour trip, but so worth it! I remember saying “Hi” to both John Hartson and Marcus Gayle at the ground."

Take a look below at highlights from the 6-1 play-off semi-final win against Fleetwood on 6 May 2011.

 

David Balchin

"A great season, but still think the Conference South Championship winning side (2008/09 season) was a great team."

Isa Dabrowska

"2015-2016 - Ending with a win at Wembley - the first time I saw us win promotion live." 

Below are highlights from that magical day in 2016 when goals from Lyle Taylor and Bayo Akinfenwa earned Wimbledon promotion into League One.

Steve Elson

"1974-75 will always be my favourite. From being a club in decline to the greatest non-league side of all-time and it seemed to happen in no time at all and with no extra resources. As AFC Wimbledon - the Conference South season was best for me."

Below is a clip from 'The Big Match' in 1975, featuring our Club President Dickie Guy's famous penalty save from Peter Lorimer.

Colin Graham

"Our time in the combined counties league where we were treated as friends with clubs doing everything possible to accommodate us unlike the jealousy shown by some of the isthmian league clubs, that’s why I am keen for us to support the Surrey Senior Cup."

Adam Kelly

"I'm being greedy as I've got four, not in order because it's difficult to decide the favourite. The 2002/03 season for obvious reasons, or two seasons ago when we stayed up, or beating Luton for our right to be in the league again, or beating Plymouth to get into league 1 - proving everyone who doubted us wrong."

Greg Parker

"1974-75 - The season I joined the rollercoaster... then the first season as AFCW."

Martin Newton

"83/84 first, followed by Conference South season second for me,"

 


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