15 Mar 2019
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: AFC WIMBLEDON WINS FIRST HOME LEAGUE GAME IN 2019
The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle and Dave Bassett, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to AFC Wimbledon for their 2 – 0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on 9th March.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 5,500 competitive matches in professional football
AFC Wimbledon manager Wally Downes will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and an LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the result.
AFC Wimbledon earned a first home league win this year with second-half goals from Steve Seddon and Shane McLoughlin keeping survival hopes alive.
A brilliant goal from Seddon paved the way to victory for The Dons, that breakthrough coming after Doncaster had been reduced to 10 men with John Marquis sent off. The 2-0 win was hard-earned with Wimbledon having defended resolutely in the first-half to deny promotion-chasers Doncaster, before taking the chances when they came in the second-half.
Despite having players back from injury, Wally Downes decided to pick an unchanged starting line-up after the draw at Shrewsbury. Dylan Connolly was back fit-again to offer another potential option from the bench and so too was James Hanson. The Dons came into this game seeking a long overdue home win against a Doncaster side chasing a play-off place, though they had gone four games without a win.