WIMBLEDON 2 CITY 2
Canon League Division 2
25th August 1984
City Smith(40), Parlane(50),
Wimbledon Evans(4), Hodges(14)
Ref Ian Borrett
City Williams, Phillips, Power, Bond McCarthy, Wilson, McNab, Baker, Cunningham, Smith, Parlane – sub Tolmie(78)
Wimbledon Beasant, Kay, Winterburn, Galliers, Smith, Morris, Evans, Ketteridge, Cork, O’berg, Hodges – sub Gage(57)
City, captained by Paul Power, took the field at Plough Lane expecting victory in front of Wimbledon’s biggest league attendance since they became a league side. Fifteen minutes later they were reeling after goals from Stewart Evans and Glyn Hodges gave the home side a two goal lead.
City’s team included new boys Tony Cunningham and David Phillips. Phillips, whose arrival seemed perfect from an advertisers point of view as the club had recently agreed a £250,000 sponsorship deal with electrical company Philips.
On the pitch Phillips helped City fight back and by half-time the Blues had pulled a goal back, and they levelled early in the second.
It was a gritty performance by both teams, described by The Don’s manager Dave Bassett as “A bloody good game!”