THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
2000
 
19 August 2000
Football League Division 1
Attendance: 15,124
Ref: Steve Baines
 
Burnley
Paul Weller
1 (1) - (0) 0
Wimbledon
1
Paul Crichton
18
Paul Weller
Goal 27
19
Lee Briscoe
32
Ian Cox
5
Steve Davis
3
Mitchell Thomas
7
Glen Little
Subbed 72
28
Kevin Ball
8
Paul Cook
9
Andy Cooke
Subbed 82
16
Phil Gray
Subbed 57
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10
Andy Payton
Sub (9 82)9
4
Micky Mellon
30
John Mullin
Sub (7 72)7
12
Ronnie Jepson
15
Graham Branch
Sub (16 57)16

Afantastic solo effort from Paul Weller gave Burnley the spoils against wWmbledon at Turf Moor.

The striker, who was sidelined for a year due to a stomach problem, sprinted from the halfway line to score a breathtaking goal.

Dons skipper Alan Kimble tried in vain to stop Weller but to no avail as the forward smashed a great shot past Kelvin Davis.

Wimbledon provided little threat on the Burnley goal and it took until the 77th minute before they struck a shot on target.

Palmed away

Damien Francis swivelled to only see his effort palmed away by Burnley 'keeper Paul Crichton.

Burnley had many opportuities to wrap up the points with Glen Little shooting wide and former Sheffield Wednesday star Lee Briscoe smashing a volley high over the bar.

Briscoe was unlucky to see another effort rebound off Crichton's inside post and bounce to safety.

The promoted side always had the edge over relegated Wimbledon and the spirit from last year's Second Division campaign was always evident.

Turf Moor favourite Andy Payton came on in the last 10 minutes to add a little spice to the attack as Wimbledon faltered.