THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
1949
 
Saturday, 25 February 1950
Isthmian League
Plough Lane
 
Wimbledon
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5 - 4
Woking
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An injury to Jack Wallis meant a debut for promising reserve Ken Perkins and Jock Woods and Doug Munday swopped half-back and forward slots, Harry Stannard moving to centre-forward in place of dropped Charlie Smith and Harry Bull returning on the wing.

Perkins started the move in the thirteenth minute that lead to the opening goal, checking a Woking player and running on before feeding Stannard, he rounded Morris and flicked to the ball for Munday to score with a first time drive. Seaman cleared a Stannard shot off the line with the keeper beaten before the centre-forward set through Bull to increase the Dons lead in the seventeenth minute. Eight minutes before the break the home side got their third, Stannard â€" much improved from the previous week â€" dribbled from the half-way line and past three defenders before swinging in a cross that Ron Head met perfectly to score with a low drive. Just before the break Stannard got his own reward and Wimbledon’s fourth with a cross-shot from the left.

Despite the deficit, Woking had their fair share of the play at the start of the second period, but Stannard was inches away from a Head cross then, in the sixty-fifth minute, he hooked the ball over his head for Bull to run on to, the winger beat keeper Eastaff to the ball and steered the ball in for Wimbledon’s fifth goal. The pace eased until fifteen minutes from the end when Woking picked up the pace and Wiles pulled one back from Boxall’s cross. Five minutes later D. Smith netted from a similar move and a minute later the same player scored Woking’s third. Wiles got his second and with a few minutes to go Short was brought down in the penalty area and Woking, incredibly, had a golden chance to share the points. Short took the kick himself but Jim Haycock threw himself wide and turned the ball for a corner, sealing the result for the Dons.