1945
 
Saturday, 20 October 1945
Isthmian League
Plough Lane
 
Wimbledon
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3 - 3
Clapton
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The Dons first home league game in six years ended with the enthusiastic crowd demonstrating against the referee at the end of the game, after several strange rulings by the official. Iles was again unable to get away from military duties and Stannard, who had hoped to be available, wasn't. The return of Smith allowed Fuce to re-take his place up front and Prett was preferred to Reeves, partnering Meredith, who was not originally selected and played in borrowed boots.

The Dons went behind early on. Mortimer was twice forced to concede corners, on the second Field missed his clearance and Sutton crossed for Jennings to score. Sutton forced another good save before Meredith took the attack to the other end and gained a corner which Richfield headed just over from. Fuce shot lamely when presented with a good chance, but made amends with the equalising goal, lying handy to scramble in Barratt's clearance when Richfield centred.

Two minutes into the second period Wimbledon took the lead when Meredith converted Richfield's cross. The referee gave offside, but after consulting with the linesman the goal was given. Clapton hit back and Mortimer was caught out of position after coming out to punch a centre clear, Beaney returned it goal-wards and Sutton cut in to score in an empty net. The visitors again took the lead after Mortimer was charged by both Sutton and Payne as he caught a lobbed cross from Turnham. The keeper was injured in the collision and Sutton rolled the ball in. Wimbledon got revenge five minutes from time when Robson was challenged by several forwards as he dealt with Prett's cross, he managed to push the ball out but Richfield returned it through a crowd of players and into the net.