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AFC Wimbledon Preview

24 February 2014

Match Preview for AFC Wimbledon

Newport County AFC are hopeful it is third time lucky for this historic game against AFC Wimbledon after 2 postponements either side of the New Year due to the inclement weather. Both teams have fought against the odds to rise into the Football League and their fans have played a major part in where each club is today.

Both sides suffered 1-0 home defeats at the weekend with County falling to a stubborn Cheltenham Town side whilst AFC Wimbledon suffered the heartbreak of conceding a last minute goal against Bury FC at Kingsmeadow. 

County will be looking to bounce back immediately and welcome back Harry Worley into contention after the former Oxford United defender sat out the final game of his 2 match ban (for accumulating 10 cautions this season) at the weekend. Elliott Parish is likely to continue in goal whilst Christian Jolley has recovered from a bug. 

AFC Wimbledon are smarting after 4 straight defeats in February but Neal Ardley is hoping for a reaction after he admitted ‘stupid errors’ cost the club again on Saturday. With defender Andy Frampton joint top scorer on 4 goals this is an area of concern for AFC Wimbledon. 

Newport County AFC midfielder Max Porter will be relishing coming up against his former club and the County have several players who have played for The Dons in recent times including Ismail Yakubu, Ryan Jackson, Christian Jolley and Lee Minshull and Porter is looking forward to Tuesday: 

‘We started well against Cheltenham, like we did against Oxford, and went behind against the run of play. Looking forward to Tuesday to put things right.’

Newport County AFC Assistant Manager Jimmy Dack is also looking to get back to winning ways after the Cheltenham game:

‘It was very disappointing, we were below par. We played well Tuesday night in the 3-2 win against Oxford and we thought we had an opportunity today to kick on.’

Tickets are available to purchase in advance by calling the ticket office on 01633 670690, calling into the ticket office at Rodney Parade or booking online. Both sets of fans can also pay on the day. 

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