THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
2001
Saturday, 30 March 2002
Nationwide League Division 1
Selhurst Park
Attendance: 4,751
Ref: Lee Cable
 
Wimbledon
Lionel Morgan
1 (1) - (0) 0
Rotherham United
1
Mike Pollitt
28
Guy Branston
Subbed 64
99
Martin McIntosh
8
Chris Swailes
Yellow 65
16
Paul Hurst
Red 89
11
Nick Daws
24
Chris Sedgwick
12
Stewart Talbot
9
Alan Lee
Subbed 74
98
Nathan Lowndes
Subbed 67
10
Paul Warne
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4
Rob Scott
Sub ((28) 64)(28)
97
Ryan Esson
29
Richie Barker
Sub ((9) 74)(9)
17
John Mullin
7
Mark Robins
Sub ((98) 67)(98)

As the transfer deadline approached, the club sought to reduce cost by off loading a number of players. Kevin Cooper was sold to Wolves while Gareth Aiinsworth, Paul Heald, Michael Hughes, Paul Robinson, Wayne Gray, Alan Kimble and Ian Selley went out on loan. It meant a start for 19 year old Lionel Morgan against Rotherham and he celebrated by curling in a wonderful free kick after 17 minutes. Both sides had openings in the second half but the Dons held on to record a win

"It was a magnificent goal - Beckham-esque - and if he continues to score goals like that then other clubs will be sniffing around him,. Murdoch commented. I was happy with the 1-0 win - five more of those will do us this season.