Third time lucky for AFC Wimbledon
English football’s newest and possibly strangest rivalry took another twist yesterday , as David beat Goliath, with his very own Giant.
Now twelve years old, AFC Wimbledon have grown and very quickly elevated themselves to the heights of League Two. This rise has brought them just one league behind the MK Dons, and despite the geographical distance we are all aware this is the new home of the former South West London team, affectionately known as the Crazy Gang.
Last night the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy gave us the third meeting of these two clubs, with Karl Robinson’s League One side having won the previous encounters. With the Dons flying high in the league, victory away at the Stadium MK would be a mammoth mission for Wimbledon.
For a big task, you need big players and they don’t come much bigger than Adebayo Akinfenwa. If we believe the makers of FIFA 15, this is the strongest man in world football and the gigantic forward was on hand to net the winner.
Twice coming from behind, Akinfenwa’s 80th minute strike gave Wimbledon a victory which sends them into the quarter-finals, but more importantly, it gave this very young football club the scalp they have been waiting over a decade to take.