Wimbledon turned to the council again for assistance as the 1909-10 season ground on, seeking a place on any of the local recreation grounds. All they required, they asked of the borough's recreation grounds committee, was a pitch that could be roped off. The answer was like a death knell. There would be no help. There would be no pitch.


Wimbledon had no alternative but to announce, on September 3, 1910, that all football was suspended. It was to prove the end of an era, but while the club itself was treading water, another Wimbledon team was emerging in nearby Coppermill Lane, now home of the Wimbledon Greyhound and Speedway Stadium.