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A big welcome back to our Dons heroes!

Give a warm ovation to Lawrie, Dave, and Seb

25 March 2022

We are delighted to announce that we will be presenting three true Wimbledon heroes to our supporters before the game on Saturday.

Lawrie Sanchez, who famously scored the winner in the 1988 FA Cup Final, will be joined by the man still revered for saving a penalty in the same game – Dave Beasant.

‘Lurch’ will be joined by another goalkeeper who played a key part in our history with Seb Brown, who pulled off two superb saves in the 2011 penalty shoot-out at Manchester, also presented to the crowd.

Lawrie, Dave, and Seb will be presented on the pitch before the game.

Please give all three a warm Wimbledon welcome at 2.55 pm tomorrow!

Lawrie, Dave and Seb are back at Wimbledon as special guests for the unveiling of a series of fantastic installations that will celebrate our remarkable history.

From tomorrow, there will be a chance to take in all our great exploits from 1889 through to our return back to Plough Lane. Thanks to some brilliant designs and the wonderful print and installation skills of The Bark! Group (, there will be a series of installations celebrating our achievements.

The “We are Winners” walls outside the main turnstiles to the West Stand will feature images from our 1963 Amateur Cup Final, 1988 FA Cup Final, the 2011 play-off conference win in Manchester and the 2016 League 2 play-off victory over Plymouth. 

Inside the (Cappagh) West Stand concourse will be iconic imagery charting our key era moments from Wimbledon Common through to Doc Dowden’s invincibles, the Batsford Boys to Bassett’s all sorts; the Premier League to the Combined Counties League; and the charge through non-league back to Plough Lane.  

In the Fans Zone there is an absolutely superb tribute to Allen Batsford that fans will see as soon as they enter the stadium at gate three for access to the South London Movers Stand and Ry (East) Stand.

Behind the Ry Stand you will be able to see an update of the ‘Womble Till I Die’ photo mosaic, including 300 new images from 102 fans who donated to take part. The revised mosaic will be framed by a timeline charting the Greatest Story in Football.

A big thank-you to the WiSH (Wimbledon in Sporting History) team for their tireless work in delivering this fantastic timeline.  

Timeline Project manager Matthew Couper said: “There’s no denying this has been a difficult time to be a Wimbledon supporter, but we mustn’t lose focus of what this club has achieved, not just in the last amazing 20 years, but ever since our creation in 1889.”

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