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AFC Wimbledon wrap up promotion

Jason Goodliffe
Jason Goodliffe scored the third goal in the win over St Albans

AFC Wimbledon's remarkable rise up the football pyramid shows no sign of slowing after the club won promotion to the Blue Square Premier.

The Dons' 3-0 home win over St Albans City on Saturday ensured AFC Wimbledon went up as Blue Square South champions.

In front of a record 4,722 crowd at Kingsmeadow, Kennedy Adjei, Sam Hatton and Jason Goodliffe scored the goals.

The club was founded in 2002 by fans of Wimbledon who were angry at the club's decision to move to Milton Keynes.

The Dons were third in their first season in the Combined Counties League before winning the title a year later.

Last season AFC Wimbledon won promotion to Blue Square South after winning the Ryman Premier Division play-offs.

The Dons finished the current season three points ahead of Hampton & Richmond, a week after the two clubs had shared a 1-1 draw, Jon Main scoring for AFC Wimbledon three minutes from time.

Promotion from the Blue Square Premier would give AFC Wimbledon a place in the Football League.




see also
From Crazy Gang to Culture Club
26 Apr 09 |  Non League
Gayle appointed Dons reserve boss
08 Sep 08 |  Non League
Gayle quits as Dons rebuild squad
13 May 08 |  Non League
Wimbledon to change name
21 Jun 04 |  Milton Keynes
AFC Wimbledon enjoy title glory
09 Apr 05 |  Non League
AFC Wimbledon bid for new home
26 Mar 03 |  Football
New Dons go non-league
25 Jun 02 |  Wimbledon


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