Wimbledon preferred to let their football do the talking and they responded in a style that had the soccer pundits reaching for their record books. They won the South Western Cup. They won the Herald Cup. And, in front of 800 jubilant fans, they won the Clapham League in true grit Wimbledon style. Trailing 2-0 in the final game, they came storming back in the second-half to seal the Championship, 4-2.
It was a season that lost three weeks' fixtures, cancelled as a mark of respect on the death of Queen Victoria. But it was a season of resounding triumph. Old Centrals were the first team in junior football to land a treble. The Wimbledon Success Story had well and truly begun.
Having arrived as a force to be reckoned with on the local circuit, the Wimbledon Old Centrals were now faced with the task of bridging the enormous gap between junior and senior football. Triple junior champions they were at the turn of the century and determined to progress.
The early 1900's were years of change. Twice the club moved grounds, experimenting in different league competition as the gradual step up to senior football was made. And it was a climb that included the club's Amateur Cup debut in 1905 and first appearance in the FA Cup proper 12 months later.
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