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Away Days: AFC Wimbledon vs Stevenage

28 February 2023

Stevenage travel to South-West London for a crucial Sky Bet League Two clash with Johnnie Jackson’s AFC Wimbledon…


Stevenage will look to get back to winning ways tonight in order to stay on the path to promotion. On Saturday, Boro fell to a 1-0 defeat to Tranmere Rovers at The Lamex Stadium, meaning they lost just their sixth match from thirty-one league fixtures.


AFC Wimbledon suffered relegation from Sky Bet League One at the end of last season, which meant they’d play in the fourth tier for the first time in six years. This campaign, The Dons have struggled for consistency, winning ten, drawing twelve and losing ten from thirty-two league matches.

The side are winless in their last five league contests, with their most recent match ending in a defeat away to Gillingham despite Ali Al-Hamadi’s opener. Wimbledon’s last victory came at the end of January as they saw out a 1-0 victory over promotion chasing Stockport County.

Johnnie Jackson has been The Dons’ boss since his appointment at the end of last season following the club’s relegation. Jackson was awarded the League Two Manager of the Month award for November after earning seven points from a possible nine against promotion hopefuls. He previously managed Charlton where he played roughly 300 times as a player, after making twenty appearances for Spurs in The Premier League.


Boro and The Dons have met on ten occasions in the past, with Stevenage able to boast six wins compared to Wimbledon’s one. The first time that Boro visited Plough Lane was in the 2009/10 campaign when Graham Westley’s Conference-winning side picked up a 3-0 victory through goals from Mark Roberts, Lawrie Wilson and Eddie Odhiambo.

Stevenage remain undefeated against The Dons in league fixtures, despite the most recent fixture between the sides ending in a 4-0 defeat in The Football League Trophy. The last time Boro travelled to Plough Lane in league competition was in the 2015/16 campaign as they picked up a 2-1 victory, with Jerome Okimo and Jamille Matt grabbing the goals.


AFC Wimbledon play their home games at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, which only opened in November 2020, following the demolition of the original Plough Lane.

The ground holds a capacity of 9,215, with their largest stand (The West Stand) housing 4,267 supporters. The North Stand typically accommodates away supporters and has a capacity of 1,465.


Jeremy Simpson has been appointed Match Referee for tonight’s fixture, with Lee Venamore and Greg Read as his assistants, and Chris Pollard as Fourth Official.

Simpson’s most recent Boro fixture was on the opening day of the season as Steve Evans’ men picked up a courageous 2-1 victory.


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