In the run up to the Papa Johns Troiphy match tonight for AFC Wimbledon against Arsenal, its interesting to look back five years in time to see what was happening then
Not quite to the exact day, but certainly, there are only four days difference, when a then League Two AFC Wimbledon, were beaten 2-1 at home by Stevenage.
Nothing quite so strange about that on face value… But when you look at the league position for the club after that match, then there are similarities
Indeed, if you compare then and now, AFC Wimbledon were sitting 13th as opposed to their current position of 14th in the table.
Points wise, meanwhile, The Dons had 28, from 21 matches and the exact same goal difference to that of today, which stands at -1.
The match after that defeat was a 2-2 draw in Wales against Newport County. So while a draw this evening against Arsenal’s U21s is hopefully to be avoided, so that the club can take strides towards the last 16 of a cup competition and emulate the recent experience of the clubs Under 18s. When they travelled to Yorkshire to Play Rotherham in the final of the alliance league, winning the game in the last minute, with the last kick of the match… From the goalkeeper of all people
So while the present day stats, based on the defeat on Sunday, make grim reading, the history records showed that not much has changed and in fact overall that season five years ago, the club went on a run which ended with play off victory against Plymouth at Wembley to secure their place in League One.
A similar run this season would be welcomed by all
Is history about to repeat itself? Here is hoping so……