#THROWBACKTHURSDAY | February 2011 - AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 22 Mar 2018

Back for 2018 is #ThrowbackThursday! This time we've gone visual and raided the back-catalogue of club DVD's to bring you a new video every Thursday from yesteryear! 

We can't promise you a classic every week - but we can promise you a look back at some of the more unusual games! 

AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Wrexham 

There was chaos on and off the pitch back in February 2011. Wrexham visited AFC Wimbledon with supporters fighting to save their club for a second time and the team coming in to the match fresh from a devistating capitulation at home against Gateshead. 

I don't think anyone expected Wrexham to get a result live on Premier Sports TV against high flying opponents but Wrexham didn't read the script. 

The very spirit that defines Wrexham AFC is encapsulated in this dogged performance. 

Wrexham did take all three points on the night and moved up to 3rd in the Conference Premier. 

Mini Match Report 

Mathias Pogba's solo strike saw Wrexham bounce back from their 7-2 thrashing at the weekend to stun leaders AFC Wimbledon and climb up to third.

Pogba finished off a slick move 14 minutes from time rounding keeper Seb Brown for his fourth of the season.

Andy Mangan earlier came close for the Welsh side hitting the side netting.

Wrexham keeper Chris Maxwell made a fine double save from Danny Kedwell's 25-shot and Kirk Hudson's rebounded header from six yards

5 Things About AFC Wimbledon Since 

  1. AFC Wimbledon ended the season as runners-up to Crawley Town. In the playoff semi-finals they beat Fleetwood Town 8-1 over two legs to set up a final at the City of Manchester Stadium against Luton Town. The game ended 0-0 after extra-time. The Dons won 4-3 on penalties to secure promotion to the Football League. 
  2. The Dons spent five seasons in EFL League 2 before gaining promotion to League 1 in 2016 via the play-offs again. They finished 7th in the league table but secured a play-off place by 6 clear points. They beat Accrington Stanley after extra-time in the semi-finals and Plymouth Argyle in the final 2-0 at Wembley Stadium to gain promotion. 
  3. They have had just two new managers since the game against us in 2011. At the time of the game Terry Brown was in charge and remained at the club until September 2012. Simon Bassey took over until October 2012 when current manager Neal Ardley took over. 
  4. Since the game against Wrexham, as well as winning two play-off finals AFC Wimbledon won the Lanes Cup in 2012 and the London Senior Cup in 2014. 
  5. AFC Wimbledon still play their football at Plough Lane. Plans to build a new stadium on the site of the Wimbledon Greyhound Track were approved in 2015 and construction of the new 11,000 seat capacity stadium will start shortly. The greyhound track stadia was demolished earlier this month and the club have an option to increase the new stadium capacity to 20,000 at a later date. 

The Line-Ups

AFC Wimbledon: Brown, Hatton, Stuart, Johnson, Gwillim, Mulley (Broughton 72'), Gregory, Yussuff, Hudson (Franks 81'), Kedwell, Jolley (Jackson 63').
Substitutes (not used): Turner, Yakubu. 
Wrexham: Maxwell, Obeng, Blackburn, Sinclair, Ashton, Harris, Creighton, Fowler, Pogba (Cieslewicz 86'), Taylor (Knight-Percival 80'), Mangan (Andrews 90').
Substitutes (not used): McMillan, Tolley.  

Attendance: 3,486
Referee: Andy Hendley (West Midlands).

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