Saturday, January 08, 1977

Wimbledon FC

Wimbledon 0 Middlesbrough 0 - FA Cup, 3rd Round


Wimbledon is a suburban district of south-west London, in the London Borough of Merton, located south of Wandsworth, east of Kingston upon Thames, west of Mitcham and north of Sutton. It is home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and New Wimbledon Theatre, and contains Wimbledon Common, one of the largest areas of common land in London. The residential area is split into two sections known as the "village" and the "town", with the High Street being part of the original medieval village, and the "town" being part of the modern development since the building of the railway station in 1838.


Wimbledon Old Central Football Club was formed in 1889, taking its name from the Old Central School on Wimbledon Common where players had been pupils. The club's first match was a 1–0 victory over Westminster, and it only took seven years for success to come to Wimbledon as the club won both the Clapham League and the Herald League in 1895–96. Wimbledon won the Isthmian League for the fifth time in 1958–59 before starting a period of domination that saw three successive championships – 1961–62, 1962–63 and 1963–64. Wimbledon also lifted the FA Amateur Cup in 1962–63, beating Sutton United 4–2: the club's all-time top goalscorer, Eddie Reynolds, scored all four Wimbledon goals with his head, and in doing so became the only player to have headed in all four of his side's goals in a Wembley match


Roger Connell challenges Boro keeper Pat Cuff
This Pieman travelled with three school chums to the match. We opted for getting a Northern Line service to Tooting Broadway as this left a relatively short walk to Plough Lane. This was the romance of the FA Cup. Southern League Wimbledon at home to top flight Middlesbrough. The resultant 0-0 draw was not a disappointment as the non-leaguers more than matched their opponents and deserved their replay.







Attendance: 8,750
Programme: 15p

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Subsequent visits to Plough Lane

26 March 1984 - Wimbledon 0 Tottenham Hotspur 5 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc
15 March 1987 - Wimbledon 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - FA Cup, 6th Round - Attendance: 15636
22 April 1987 - Wimbledon 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 7917
19 March 1988 - Wimbledon 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 8616
15 April 1989 - Wimbledon 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 12366
28 April 1990 - Wimbledon 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 12800
23 February 1991 - Wimbledon 5 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 10500 

Total visits to this venue = 8



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