DAILY UPDATE: SUN 28 APRIL

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Yesterday’s win means we are out of the relegation zone for the first time in 189 days. We have lost just once in our last 11 games, and are two points clear of the bottom four. Wycombe are a point above us and could still be relegated, but it would take a huge swing in goal difference for that to happen.

Wally Downes said victory over Wycombe was down to our defending. Talking on iFollow, he said: “The key to the victory was being able to defend when we had to. We knew in the second-half with Bayo up front that they would be hitting long balls and we would have to deal with it. I felt that we dealt with it very well.”

Gareth Ainsworth felt we deserved the win. He also had some very nice words about us when speaking to the official Wycombe web site. “It’s a big step for them, staying up,” he commented. “It’s a great club: it’s the club I used to play for. This is the proper Wimbledon.”

Highlights are on the Sky Sports web site. Click here to view them.

It is now Plymouth who occupy the final relegation place. Their 5-1 defeat at Accrington yesterday means they are now eight without a win, and their goal difference is now four worse than ours. Southend are also two points below us after their defeat at Rochdale, and Scunthorpe’s 3-2 defeat at home to Bradford means they could win on the last day, but still go down. Walsall’s 3-0 win over Peterborough has kept their survival hopes alive.

Will Nightingale was voted fans’ Player of the Year. All the end of season awards were presented yesterday, and the big winners were:

  • Player of the Year: Will Nightingale
  • Young Player of the Year: Aaron Ramsdale
  • Players’ Player of the Year: Joe Pigott
  • Junior Dons Player of the Year: Will Nightingale
  • Academy Player of the Year: Reuben Collins

Mark Hendrikx is the guest on tonight’s Wimbledon Fans Show. He will join Jake Watson to discuss yesterday’s game, and the big relegation battle next Saturday. Listen from 8.00pm on 558 AM, DAB Digital Radio, or online at lovesportradio.com.

The Daily Update feature will continue until Friday 10 May. After that date, we will look to produce a weekly close-season update, on a day to be confirmed. You can receive email notifications for when all updates are available: email 9yrs@may14.co.uk with the subject line, “Daily Update Notification” and you will be contacted as soon as the update is published. As always, any comments, suggestions, or criticisms are welcome: please comment below or email the above address.

ON THIS DAY – 2007. We ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at East Thurrock United. This was our last game of the regular Ryman Premier season, and the win was our seventh unbeaten game in a row as we narrowly edged out Margate to the final play off spot. The margin of victory win makes the win sound more convincing than it was, as we toiled for the entire first half before finally opening the scoring just before half time. The win earned us a play-off semi-final trip to Bromley, which we somewhat infamously lost 1-0. We have not lost a play-off game since.

CD, ND

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