THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
1926
1926-27

Wimbledon were to show a dramatic improvement in form. Just one point separated them from a fine runners-up place in the Isthmian League as they finished a best ever third. And that 1926-27 campaign featured the club's biggest Isthmian win to date as they went chasing points in the end of season run in.

St. Albans City were to take the title, with Ilford runners-up. But in the penultimate game of the season Wimbledon slammed the second placed side 10-2 and were left to reflect on what might have been but for a dropped point the previous game against lowly Dulwich Hamlet.

But the Wimbledon defence had ironed out their problems, conceding 44 goals this time round, while scoring 60. Ilford had ended Wimbledon's Amateur Cup hopes with a 4-0 win in a replay, the sides earlier drawing the fourth round tie 1-1, while Leyland Motors drove them out of the FA Cup, 3-1.

There was continued success in the Sur­rey Charity Shield as a 2-1 win over Mitcham Wanderers earned Wimbledon a third successive title. Wimbledon's Surrey Charity Shield winners comprised: A. Mason, F. Sowter, F. J. Gregory, R. G. Rowe, E. Goodens (Capt.), G. Boase, G. White, C. Knight, J. Ander­son, W. W. Dowden and A. T. Wadey.

The reserves, however, were to lose their firm grip on their section, despite an amazing season's goal haul of 121, with Crewe leading the way on 25. There was the first dropped point in Europe as well, with one draw and two vic­tories, 4-0 against Aniedoord and 3-0 against Utrecht.