DAILY UPDATE: MON 15 APRIL

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Good Friday’s match is sold out. The club have confirmed that no more tickets are available for our crucial home game against Bristol Rovers, however there is a waiting list you can join for potential season ticket returns. Contact the club to add your name to the list.

Aaron Ramsdale praised the team’s resilience at Oxford on Saturday. Speaking to the official club web site, Aaron commented: “It was a great point on the road … we could have caved-in and not picked up anything. The lads showed great fight and we’ve ground out a very good point.”

The under-18s lost 2-1 to Southend on Saturday. Ayoub Assal scored the Dons goal – his fourth in two games – as the team lost for the first time in Merit League One this season. Wimbledon remain one point off first place, with two games left to play.

Tommy Wood was on the scoresheet again this weekend. He scored Burgess Hill’s equaliser as they drew 1-1 at home with Brightlingsea in the Southern Premier League. It was Wood’s fifth goal in three games for Burgess Hill, who remain second-bottom in the table. Elsewhere, Jack Rudoni started for Corinthian-Casuals in their 3-1 win against Wingate and Finchley; Alfie Egan and James O’Halloran played for Kingstonian as they lost 2-0 at Haringey Borough; and Kyron Stabana featured for Tamworth in their 2-1 loss to King’s Lynn.

Our under-23 side are due to play two games this week. They host Cheltenham Town at Merstham tomorrow (kick-off 2.00pm), then on Saturday they are scheduled to host Luton Town for a 10.30am start: venue to be confirmed. These are scheduled to be the under-23s last two home games this season. Entry to tomorrow’s game is £5.

AFC Wimbledon currently sit second in the Fair Play League for League One. Coventry City are top; Joey Barton’s Fleetwood side are bottom. Click here for the table in full.

Two teams have guaranteed their place in League One next season. Ipswich have been relegated from the Championship – and will be playing their trade in the third tier for the first time in over 60 years – whilst Lincoln City have been promoted from League Two. Should we avoid relegation, our visits to Portman Road and Sincil Bank next season will be our first as AFC Wimbledon.

Last night’s Wimbledon Fans Show can be listened to on demand. Nick Draper joined Alex Crook for an hour of Dons chat, interspersed with golf news. Hmmm. You can listen to the show online by visiting lovesportradio.com.

We’d like to send our best wishes to Rod McDonald and his relatives. Rod missed the game with Oxford due to a family emergency, and our thoughts are with him at this time.

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ON THIS DAY – 2006. An injury-time goal from Anthony Howard earned a thrilling 3-2 win over East Thurrock United at Kingsmeadow. The Dons were chasing a play-off spot in their first season in the Ryman Premier League, and roared into a quick fire 2-0 lead, but two goals in two minutes levelled the scores after just half an hour played. Howard’s winner earned Wimbledon all three points: the first of four consecutive wins that resulted in us clinching the final play-off place, and a semi-final tie at Fisher Athletic (which we lost 2-1).

CD, ND, MH, GJ

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