AFC Wimbledon will be looking to continue their unbeaten run when they host Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday evening – but tonight is no ordinary League One fixture.
That’s because the Dons play their first match back at Plough Lane since a 3-0 Division One defeat to Crystal Palace back in May 1991, and in their shiny new 9,300-seater stadium, too.
It’s been a long journey for Wimbledon, who’ve been temporarily playing at Kingsmeadow since they started life back in the ninth tier of English football eighteen years ago, although their four home fixtures this season were hosted by QPR’s Loftus Road across London.
There will be no fans at Plough Lane this evening, following all matches being played behind close doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop the Dons faithful from being in party mood ahead of the clash with Donny.
Wimbledon put out a clear message on their social media account this morning, which read: “WE ARE BACK, WE ARE HOME, WE ARE AFC WIMBLEDON”.
To say that Dons supporters were excited would be an understatement.
Check some of the best responses on Twitter below.
Big day 💙💛. Dad would have loved to see this. https://t.co/dUsVr5Bmyd
— Ellie Budd (@elliebudd_) November 3, 2020
Show me the way 🤩
— Alex (@alex_ross35) November 3, 2020
Wow. Just wow. https://t.co/Hwj2hCaQTH
— Ted Westal (@ted_westal) November 3, 2020
MY CLUB! Cannot wait to see the famous wombles walking out in yellow & blue at Plough Lane💛💙 https://t.co/Cc5v9qNXjw
— Russell Dent-Burnett (@BurnettDent) November 3, 2020
Things you love to see https://t.co/W06fUJQxdX
— Baseballscot (@baseballscot) November 3, 2020
— Ben Watts (@wattbenj) November 3, 2020
What an achievement!
— Paul Russell (@rustyploughlane) November 3, 2020
— M . L I N E S Ⓜ️ (@MLines05) November 3, 2020
Have supported Wimbledon for 60+ years as has my brother who goes to every match possible and is now watching on IFollow. I have lived in W Country for 30+ years but have still been to matches when in London. Congrats on returning to Plough Lane bigger and better than ever.
— Jean (@JeanGale1) November 3, 2020
— Domnishambles (@domnishambles) November 3, 2020