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28 October 2016

Match Previews


28 October 2016

AFC WIMBLEDON (AWAY) - Sky Bet League One, Saturday 29 October 2016, The Cherry Red Records Stadium, kick off 3:00pm

After City's entertaining and memorable 3-3 draw with Sheffield United last time out, Stuart McCall's men will face another in-form side in the shape of AFC Wimbledon this Saturday.

In their first season at League One level following promotion via the play-offs back in May, Wimbledon are currently enjoying a very promising run of form under boss Neal Ardley.

The Dons are unbeaten in their last eight league games, winning five of them.

Such a rich vein of form has seen Wimbledon move up into sixth place in the League One table going into this weekend's fixture.

With both sides towards the top end of the division - City, of course, currently third in the league - this Saturday's game is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a 4,800+ sell-out in the home and away stands.

Team News

AFC Wimbledon
Striker Dominic Poleon is likely to be back in contention for the hosts after missing last Saturday's win at Peterborough United with a groin problem.

Experienced defender Paul Robinson missed the Peterborough victory as well due to suspension but he will be available again.

Fellow centre half Darius Charles missed the early stages of training this week with a leg injury but he is also expected to be in the Dons' match-day squad.

Midfielder Dean Parrett will probably miss out, however, following recent illness.

Ardley made a number of changes to his side for the Peterborough victory last time out, with the likes of Lyle Taylor and Dannie Bulman looking for recalls after starting on the bench at the ABAX Stadium.

Bradford City
City boss Stuart McCall is expected to welcome Marc McNulty back into his squad for the trip south to London after the striker missed last weekend's game against his parent club Sheffield United.

Tony McMahon has returned to training after four weeks sidelined with a thigh injury.

McCall must now decide whether the defender is ready to be considered for a place in City's travelling party.

Fellow full back James Meredith is also a doubt for the journey south after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

Previous Visits
City have made two previous trips to AFC Wimbledon's Cherry Red Records Stadium.

The Bantams' most recent visit back in 2013 came just a week before the club's appearance at Wembley for the EFL Cup (Capital One Cup) final.

City were leading going into the final stages of the game thanks to Garry Thompson's second half opener but late goals from Jack Midson and Gary Alexander snatched victory for the Dons.

The club's only other previous visit to Kingsmeadow came the season before - the 2011/2012 campaign - with City losing out 3-1.

City fell behind via a Midson spot-kick after a debatable penalty decision but an own goal from Dons defender Pim Balkestein had the Bantams level just three minutes later.

The game turned again shortly afterwards, however, when Craig Fagan was given his marching orders for City following a second bookable offence.

Billy Knott, who would go on to become a City player later in his career, fired the Dons back in front in the second period. 

Another disputed penalty award later in the half then sealed the points for the home side, Midson again converting from the spot.

Ticket News
The Club would like to respectfully remind supporters that our allocation of match tickets for this match has now SOLD OUT.

The match at AFC Wimbledon's Cherry Red Records Stadium has been designated as ALL TICKET for City fans.

There will be no further match tickets made available in advance or on the day. The game is also a sell-out in the home sections of the ground.


Any fan who has purchased a concession ticket will have to provide proof of age at AFC Wimbledon on match-day.

Supporters are requested not to travel to AFC Wimbledon on the day of the game without a valid match ticket.

Stadium address:

The Cherry Red Records Stadium 
Jack Goodchild Way 
422a Kingston Road 
Kingston Upon Thames 


From Outside London: From the M25 at Junction 10, take the A3 northbound into London. At the exit for New Malden/Worcester Park, please turn off and take the left to Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston. Follow this road to the next roundabout. Once at the roundabout, take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still). The Cherry Red Records Stadium is roughly one mile down the road on your left.


From Central London: Taking the A3 out of London, supporters will exit at New Malden/Worcester Park. Cross over the A3, taking the Malden Road (A2043) towards Kingston. Follow this to the next roundabout. Once at the roundabout, take the first exit into Kingston Road (A2043 still) - The Cherry Red Records Stadium is one mile on the left.


There is limited parking available at the ground on a first come, first serving basis. Parking in adjacent streets around the ground can be limited as it is a residential area. 


The nearest railway station to the ground is Norbiton, this is about a 15 minute walk away. The station is served by trains from London Waterloo via Clapham Junction and Wimbledon. 

To access the ground, firstly leave the station via the back exit (Westbound platform), taking the first left onto Norbiton Avenue. 

At the end of this street, turn right on to Gloucester Road. Walk to the end of Gloucester Road before turning left onto Cambridge Road. 

The stadium is roughly 400 - 450 yards down on the right.

Away supporters are welcome in the two bars located inside the main Paul Strank Stand at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Last Time Out

AFC Wimbledon 1 (Elliott 10)
Peterborough United 0
Sky Bet League One
Saturday 22 October 2016

AFC Wimbledon (4-3-3): Shea; Fuller, Robertson, Meades, Nightingale; Reeves, Francomb (Bulman 90+1), Beere (Parrett 71); Whelpdale (Taylor 58), Elliott, Barcham

Subs not used: Barnett, McDonnell, Egan, Charles

AFC Wimbledon's last five in the league (from left to right) - W - W - D - W - W

City's match colours - BLACK/AMBER/AMBER

Match Official: GRAHAM HORWOOD

This Saturday's match will be Mr Horwood's twelfth of the season.

He has officiated at League One and League Two level so far this campaign, as well as taking charge of two Checkatrade Trophy matches.

The Luton-based official's previous City match came back in February 2015 when the Bantams lost 2-0 at Peterborough United.

Back the Bantams with Sky Bet

City supporters can back Stuart McCall's Bantams with Sky Bet when they play away at AFC Wimbledon this Saturday.


.9/4 to pick up all three points against the Dons at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. The draw is currently priced at 6/4McCall's men are available with the EFL's title sponsors at 


 to score the opening goal.12/1, while Mark Marshall is also currently at 13/2The Bantams can be backed to win 1-0 at 


 to score at anytime throughout the match.8/1Fresh from his first league goal of the season against Sheffield United last Saturday, Timothee Dieng is City fans can place their bets for the AFC Wimbledon fixture by clicking on the following link - 


There are as many as 69 different betting options with Sky Bet for Saturday's game.


Please note, all odds are subject to change.


For those unable to get to AFC Wimbledon this Saturday, City supporters can follow live updates from the Cherry Red Records Stadium via the club's official Facebook and Twitter pages.Coverage 


Full audio match commentary of the Wimbledon match can be found via Bantams Player HD. Join Pulse 2's Jason Thornton and Chris Cooper for match action and reaction from the game.


Bantams Player HD is also the place for post-match interviews from McCall and his players, plus extended match highlights over the weekend.

Supporters can subscribe to Bantams Player HD for as little as £4.49 per month.

The official website, Twitter and Facebook pages will also have post-match reaction from the City camp at Wimbledon.

Bantams Player HD - HERE
Facebook - HERE
Twitter - HERE

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