THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
2001
 
Tuesday, 29 January 2002
Nationwide League Division 1
Bescot Stadium
Attendance: 5,388
Ref: Grant Hegley
 
Walsall
Matt Carbon, Jorge Leitão
2 (1) - (1) 1
Wimbledon
Neil Shipperley
1
Jimmy Walker
3
Ian Brightwell
2
Matt Carbon
Goal 85m
29
David Holdsworth
15
Zigor Aranalde
19
Carlos André
Yellow 5m Subbed 71m
4
Tom Bennett
27
Pedro Matias
Subbed 86m
7
Darren Wrack
8
Darren Byfield
Subbed 69m
14
Jorge Leitão
Goal 42m
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26
Moreira Herivelto
Sub (8 69m)8
17
Lee Harper
10
Dean Keates
Sub (19 71m)19
11
Brett Angell
Sub (27 86m)27
6
Ian Roper

Having been saved by late equalisers in their previous two games, the tables were turned as Walsall left south London with a point having levelled with two minutes to go. Goals either side of half time from Connolly looked to have given Wimbledon their first midweek league win at home in almost four years but the Sadlers refused to give up and their substitute Leita fired home a 20 yard strike to clinch a point.

"It was another frustrating evening for us as we dominated possession but could not finish the job," Burton commented. "People expect you to roll over the likes of Walsall but they are a decent side."