AFC Wimbledon – Almost, But Not Quite

I always knew that it would come to this. Way back last summer, when the Blue Square South fixtures were released, AFC Wimbledon vs St Albans City on the last day of the Blue Square South season stood out like the thumb of a cartoon character that had been walloped with a mallet. Over the last couple of weeks, the path to Wimbledon’s accession to the Blue Square South championship has ranged from the bizarre to the ridiculous, yet they go into tomorrow’s match with only a mathematical chance of losing out on the title. A draw will be enough to put matters beyond doubt. Should they lose, second placed Hampton & Richmond Borough will need to make up an improbable thirteen goals in order to snatch what would be, should it by any chance come to pass, the most unlikely league championship win of all time. Two weeks ago today, on Good Friday, we were at their home league match against Basingstoke Town. The tension crackled in the air as Wimbledon won by a single goal, but the fun and games were only just starting. On Easter Monday they travelled to Bromley for a local derby match. Win two minutes left to play Wimbledon were leading 2-1 when they were forced to put the ball out of play because of an injury to defender Jay Conroy. Bromley’s Ryan...

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