AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Chelmsford City

One of the things that had been near the top of my new year’s resolutions list for this season had been “go and see AFC Wimbledon play more often this season”. I started reasonably well, going to see their first home pre-season friendly against FC United but had, frankly, slacked since then. It has to be said that all has not exactly been going according to plan for them this season. Inconsistency in the league had seen them slump to mid-table (though a recent improvement has seen them jump to seventh place), whilst they were knocked out of the FA Cup the other week at Horsham (a match which my dad managed to get to but I didn’t, curiously enough). So, in spite of having been laid low for much of this week with the double-whammy of a head cold and a chest infection, I was determined to get to a match this weekend. For once, Sussex was being unusually generous in this respect. Brighton were at home to Luton in League One, whilst Lewes were playing Sutton United in the Conference South and Worthing were at home to Walton & Hersham in the FA Trophy. I let my heart rule my head in the end, though, and decided to do the completely impractical thing and travel north to Norbiton for Wimbledon’s FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round match against...

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