THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
1945
1945-46

Although the club went into the New Year rock bottom of the Isthmian League, with just seven points from 16 games, they were soon to put six past Leytonstone in the opening game of 1946. A crowd of 2,800 saw Wimbledon put paid to Woking 5-2 in the Amateur Cup at Plough Lane, but Ilford were to end the club's hopes of glory with a last minute win­ner in the next round, in front of 4,300 disappointed Wimbledon faithfuls.

A 5-0 defeat by Southall ended their London Senior Cup progress, but Wimbledon were only beaten twice in their last eight League games to finish a more creditable. 10th out of 14. The season was to end on a high note. Four friendlies were arranged against the professionals of Guildford City and the re­serves of QPR, Tottenham and Crystal Palace. Wimbledon were to win three of them and certainly went into the new season with their confidence returning.