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Season Rewind | Battling Back at Rodney Parade

14 March 2024

Club News

Season Rewind | Battling Back at Rodney Parade

14 March 2024

To get fans in the mood for Saturday’s trip to South London, let’s hit the rewind button and revisit that excellent fight-back in September.

This Saturday, we travel to AFC Wimbledon to build on Tuesday’s exciting win over Morecambe. Our last encounter with The Dons came in September in a thrilling 2-2 draw, with us fighting back from two goals down in what was an early-season example of the kind of mettle we have displayed throughout the campaign.

James Tilley, who was in fine form for The Dons at the start of the season, opened the scoring inside nine minutes. Ali Al-Hamadi, now plying his trade at Ipswich Town, brought the ball inside, finding his strike partner, who fired past Nick Townsend with a calm finish.

Tilley’s early season momentum continued on the half-hour mark. The striker picked up a stray pass after some confusion in the middle of the park. He then ran at the defence before smashing the ball into the bottom corner from outside the area to double the visitors’ advantage. 

We came close to pulling one back when Scot Bennett’s cross-turned-shot ricocheted back off the visitor’s bar in the 40th minute.

Just six minutes later, we would find our way back into the game. Adam Lewis swung in a dangerous cross to Aaron Wildig, with the midfielder playing back across the face of the goal for Will Evans to tap home.

Graham Coughlan clearly used this late goal to inspire the team at the break, because the comeback was complete just nine minutes into the second half. A long ball from McLoughlin confused the Wimbledon defence, allowing Omar Bogle to muscle his way through and chip Alex Bass in the Dons goal, completing a fantastic comeback.

Join us at the Cherry Red Records Stadium this Saturday as Coughlan's men look to claim three points on the road. Secure your tickets HERE.


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