THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
2001
Saturday, 06 April 2002
Nationwide League Division 1
Selhurst Park
Ref: Rob Styles
 
Wimbledon
David Connelly
1 (0) - (1) 2
Bradford City
Mark Bower, Eoin Jess
29
Alan Combe
Yellow 90
23
Mark Bower
Goal 67
5
David Wetherall
33
Lewis Emanuel
Subbed 83
22
Wayne Jacobs
19
Claus Bech Jørgensen
Yellow 76
39
Tom Kearney
Yellow 36
4
Stuart McCall
31
Danny Cadamarteri
11
Eoin Jess
Goal 30
15
Juanjo
Yellow 38
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24
Gareth Grant
99
Jon Worsnop
16
Lee Sharpe
Sub ((33) 83)(33)
14
Gary Locke
32
Andy Lee

Stand-in Dons boss Stuart Murdoch praised the effort of his players on Saturday despite watching his side go down 2-1 at home to Bradford.

A first-half goal from Eoin Jess and a 69th minute effort from Mark Bower were enough to effectively end Wimbledon's play-off hopes despite a 90th minute consolation penalty goal from David Connolly.

Murdoch said: "I think if you have to look at the fact we have had four games in eight days and we have picked up injuries on the way and that has disrupted us."

"We lost Lionel Morgan on Thursday against Crewe and Jobi McAnuff today very early on and they unbalanced us a little. They are both young and have pace and youthful exuberance and we missed them.

"But in the second half the players gave everything and I couldn't really ask for much more.

"The mood is very down because we planned on winning the game but the boys are refusing to give up on the play-offs and are looking forward to getting up to Wolverhampton next Sunday for what should be a great game."