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Match Preview: AFC Wimbledon vs. Southend United

2 September 2014

A preview ahead of Southend United's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie against AFC Wimbledon...

The Lowdown

Southend United travel to AFC Wimbledon in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night, looking to repeat their success of two years ago in this competition.

Blues reached the final that season, but were knocked out in the second round last year, by Dagenham & Redbridge at Roots Hall.

AFC Wimbledon beat Blues 1-0 two weeks ago in League 2, with George Francomb scoring the only goal of the game.

Blues News

Adam Thompson is the only injury doubt for the game, while Cian Bolger will miss the game as he serves his one game suspension for his red card at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

The Inside View

Phil Brown: “We want to do well in the cup. The club had success in it two years ago and we’d like the same again. It’s an opportunity for us to put things right after what has been a difficult couple of away trips.”

Simon Bassey: “It gives us a chance to introduce some of the younger players into the squad. It’s a competition that we would like to do well in. Players will get the chance to stake their claim for Saturday.”

The Previous Meetings

Aug 2014: Southend United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon
Apr 2014: Southend United 0-1 AFC Wimbledon
Dec 2013: AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Southend United
Mar 2013: Southend United 1-3 AFC Wimbledon
Nov 2012: AFC Wimbledon 0-4 Southend United

The Overall Record

Southend United wins – 5; Draws – 0; AFC Wimbledon wins - 3

The Journey

Click here for a detailed guide to the Kingsmeadow Stadium.

The Tickets

Click here for ticket information ahead of Tuesday’s game. 

The Game

Keep up-to-date with the game on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @SUFCRootsHall for full updates on Twitter, while there’ll be key moment updates on our Facebook page: SouthendUnitedFC. 

The Commentary

Listen to exclusive commentary of Tuesday’s game on Blues Player with BBC Essex. To sign up, or listen, click here.


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