All you need to know ahead of game at Kingsmeadow
AFC Wimbledon v Luton Town
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 21st February 2015, kick-off 3pm
Live commentary on Hatters Player, DiverseFM, BBC3CR and lutontown.co.uk
• Stephen McNulty and Luke Wilkinson suspended
• Second Football League meeting between the two
• First FL meeting at Wimbledon
• Dons 13th in L2, two wins in seven games
WHO? AFC Wimbledon, aka the Dons, or the Wombles, whichever you prefer. Aka the proper, aka the real Wimbledon. Formed in 2002 the club has risen up through the pyramid and beat the Town on penalties in the 2011 Conference Play-Off final to win promotion to the Football League. In charge is former Wimbledon player Neal Ardley.
HOW THEY DOING? OK. There were high hopes of success at Kingsmeadow this season but as the table stands this afternoon the Dons like in 13th place in League 2 and eight points off the Play-Offs. Their home form is inconsistent: of their 15 games on home soil the Dons have won seven, drawn three and lost five.
HOW TO GET THERE? Take the M1 south, M25 anticlockwise and leave the motorway at junction 10. Take the A3 northbound into London. At the exit for New Malden/Worcester Park, turn off and take the left into Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston. Follow this to the next roundabout. Take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) and Kingsmeadow is one mile on the left. The route by car is just under 60 miles but allow just over an hour to get there. If you’re thinking about travelling by train, the ground is within walking distance of mainline stations at Norbiton and New Malden.
HAVEN’T WE MET BEFORE? The Town met the old, original Wimbledon many times in the top flight during the 1980s and 90s, including an FA Cup semi-final defeat in 1988 at White Hart Lane. The Hatters have won just won one of the six matches against the new AFC club a 3-0 win at Kenilworth Road in September 2010. The Town’s first game in the Conference was against the Wombles, which finished 1-1 in August 2009.
TICKET NEWS. This game is an all-ticket affair and the Hatters’ 827 allocation was sold-out last week. No tickets will be available to Town supporters on the day at Kingsmeadow.
TOWN TEAM NEWS. Cameron McGeehan is set to make his second debut for the Hatters are rejoining last week. But the Town will be without Stephen McNulty as he serves the third match for a four-game ban. Fellow centre-half Luke Wilkinson is also suspended, and sits out the last game of a two-match ban for his red card against Carlisle. Alex Lacey and Fraser Franks are expected to form the central defensive partnership. Nathan Doyle remains unavailable.
LIVE AND ONLINE. Hatters Player is the only place to listen to online commentary of the Hatters this season and once again the DiverseFM team will be bringing subscribers all the action from Kingsmeadow. What’s more there will be a full report, reaction and photographs post-match and live text updates during the match itself.
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