THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
2001
Thursday, 04 April 2002
Nationwide League Division 1
Selhurst Park
Attendance: 5,007
Ref: Bill Jordan
 
Wimbledon
Neil Shipperley, Jobi McAnuff
2 (0) - (0) 0
Crewe Alexandra
1
Ademola Bankole
22
Steve Foster
6
Steve Macauley
Yellow 75 Subbed 77
5
Dave Walton
Yellow 33
2
David Wright
8
Phil Charnock
Subbed 82
4
Kenny Lunt
17
Neil Sorvel
24
Gareth Whalley
10
Dean Ashton
16
Rob Hulse
Yellow 85 Subbed 87
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3
Shaun Smith
Sub ((8) 82)(8)
13
Clayton Ince
7
Colin Little
Sub ((6) 77)(6)
20
Steve Jones
Sub ((16) 87)(16)
9
Paul Tait

The Dons sixth win in seven games left several teams above them in the race for a play-off place looking anxiously over their shoulders as the season entered its final lap. The hosts should have been well ahead at half time but had to wait until the 58th minute before Shipperley finally headed them in front. Young Adam Nowland nearly scored his first senior goal with a fierce drive before McAnuff wrapped up the points when his deflected shot beat Bankole in the Crewe goal.

"After we dominated the first half without scoring I started to wonder if it was going to be our night," Murdoch counted. "But credit to the lads, they came out in the second half and took the game by the horns. I am really pleased we have now won three successive games."