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Preview: AFC Wimbledon (A)

14 September 2018

The Iron will be travelling to The Cherry Red Records Stadium this Saturday to take on AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One (kick-off 3pm).

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14 September 2018

Stuart McCall continued his unbeaten start at the club last weekend with a 3-3 draw at home to Rochdale. His side took 2-0 and 3-1 leads thanks to goals from Lee Novak, Ryan Colclough and Charlie Goode, but the visitors levelled the score with seven minutes remaining. 

AFC Wimbledon, who are managed by Neal Ardley, won their last match away at Gillingham. Striker Joe Pigott got the game’s only goal to move his team up to 13th position.


McCall confirmed that both Matthew Lund and Novak picked up knocks last weekend, but the duo have both trained on Thursday and will be in contention to play.

George Thomas has returned to the club following international duty with Wales Under-21s.

However, United will again be without captain Rory McArdle (heel) and right-back Jordan Clarke (hamstring).

Goalkeeper Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) also remain long-term absentees. 


The two sides played out two 1-1 draws last season. In April, Novak scored late on in their last meeting to equalise. In the same season, Conor Townsend struck against Wimbledon on the opening day of the campaign. 

2017-18 - Sat 7 Apr LG 1 AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Iron Novak
2017-18 - Sat 5 Aug LG 1 Iron 1-1 AFC Wimbledon Townsend
2016-17 - Tue 28 Feb LG 1 Iron 1-2 AFC Wimbledon Morris
2016-17 - Tue 16 Aug  LG 1  AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Iron  Hopper, Morris 
2013-14 - Sat 18 Jan  LG 2  Iron 0-0 AFC Wimbledon   
2013-14 - Sat 24 Aug  LG 2  AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Iron  Winnall, Iwelumo 
2011-12 - Tue 22 Nov  FAC R1 R  Iron 0-1 AFC Wimbledon   
2011-12 - Sat 12 Nov  FAC R1  AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Iron   

Our full record against AFC Wimbledon is as follows: 

  P W D L F A


Joe Pigott comes into the match as the Wombles’ top scorer this season with five in all competitions.

The 24-year-old scored in their most recent outing against Gillingham, which took his league tally to three.

The forward has nine goals for the club in 26 games, having joined from Maidstone midway through last season.  


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