More games from 28th February at https://oldwatford.com/tag/feb28
This would be the last time we played this incarnation of Wimbledon and by then they were very much Wimbledon in name only. They were already playing home games at the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes and at the end of the season the Football League allowed Pete Winkleman to change the name of the side he’d taken over to the MK Dons.
The fans of the real club had already established AFC Wimbledon in the summer of 2002 and at the time of this game were top of the Combined Counties League which they would win starting a run of 5 promotions taking them back to the Football League in 2011.
For more about the whole sorry business of how two members of a three person independent panel, commissioned by the FA, allowed franchising to happen see the Wikipedia article, ‘Relocation of Wimbledon F.C. to Milton Keynes‘.
BSAD report: The easiest three points of the season, gained with a performance that ambled around for long periods to general disinterest before casually stuffing another goal past an utterly shambolic Franchise defence.
BSAD report: For the first time in too long, Watford looked like promotion material. Not perfect, not without problems, but infinitely more confident and ambitious. That has less to do with the enforced changes (although I do like Steve Palmer in midfield), than with the return to form of key players – Ronny Rosenthal, Gifton Noel-Williams, Richard Johnson.