Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Two minutes with… AFC Wimbledon

Last Saturday saw the final game of the season at Underhill, as the Bees played hosts to one of last year’s promoted sides in AFC Wimbledon. The Mad Dog Effect was well and truly in force, with a bumper crowd at Underhill, and a massive win! Unfortunately with Hereford also winning at the weekend, it comes down (yet again!) to the final game to see if Barnet can survive in League Two for a third successive year. Wimbledon fan, Rob Ringsell, shares his day in this instalment.

Barnet 4–0 AFC Wimbledon
(Holmes ’33, Deering ’81, May ’86, Hughes ’90+2)
Attendance: 4,422

How did you get to the game?
We got to the game by the Underground. I jumped on the Northern Line at Morden and after a quick change at Stockwell met up with family and friends in Victoria.

What did you do pre-match?
Before the game we had drinks in the Wetherspoons at Victoria, The Worlds End at Camden Town, before briefly going to The Old Red Lion in Barnet.

Where did you sit/stand in the ground?
We got into the ground a little late and tried to squeeze into the terrace that runs along the side of the pitch. After walking up and down a few times we found a spot underneath a drippy pipe! But we had a good view of the action from there, although the weather was awful.

What did you make of the game?
We did try a few different players as we were safe, but shouldn't have fallen apart as we did near the end. The banter was fun with the home fans and the stewards were relaxed; however, the appearance of the riot police was a bit of a surprise towards the end. Not exactly the old firm was it?

Was the scoreline a fair reflection?

Barnet definitely deserved the thumping win, so yes, it was a fair reflection of the game.
Who, in your opinion was man of the match?

Barnet’s Ricky Holmes.
Who do you play next and how do you think you'll get on?
We play at home against newly promoted Shrewsbury Town and we will win 4-0. Hopefully the sun will finally dry me out from last week!

Thanks Rob

And you can read my match report from Saturday, here.

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