Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Dons back to winning ways

Being in London yesterday gave me the chance to watch the mighty AFC Wimbledon in action. My friend Paul was away and so I was doing photos of the match against play-off chasing Margate.

The Dons managed to hold out for the first ten minutes during which Margate missed two open goals and had a third shot bravely saved by keeper James Pullen.

All the scoring came in the second half with Wimbledon scoring through the excellent Romone Rose and a winner from captain Jason Goodliffe who complained that he missed seeing the ball crossing the line as he was flattened by the keeper. Still, he made up for it with the celebration.

It's five months since I've seen a home game and so there were a number of players on show who I haven't seen before, but the core of the side remains the same - a credit to manager Terry Brown who has not been tempted to jettison good players who have simply gone through a bad spell. For once my man of the match was the one chosen by the sponsors. Tony Finn had a magnificent game and is surely one of the best wingers in non-League football.

Pics: Marcus Gayle plants a smacker on Jason Googdliffe after he scores the winner; Man of the Match Tony Finn in action; Romone Rose after scoring the first goal

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