Despite finishing exams, work ironically had now ramped right up meaning that despite the Cray Valley (PM) vs AFC Wimbledon tie being played nearly a month later than advertised, it was another tie I had to miss. The Dons had managed to cruise through the Semis with holders Bromley pulling out, meaning the Football League club had a brilliant chance to pick up their 1st London Senior Cup.
With Wimbledon taking a reasonable squad down to the Badgers Sports Ground, it was fully expected that the Dons would smash through the Southern Counties East League side to reach the final. As it happened, when Jim Fenlon diverted the ball into his own net to give the Millers the equaliser, it looked like Cray Valley (PM) would take another scalp in this competition. However, hearts were broken deep into extra-time as Egil Kaja Overton fired home from the edge of the area and send Wimbledon to Imber Court in May.
There, they will meet the Metropolitan Police as they dispatched of Wingate & Finchley to recreate the 2009/10 final which the Rozzers won on penalties after a bizarre sounding 4-4 draw. Like the plastic that I am, having missed the 3 previous rounds, I’ll be there on May 6th for hopefully another brilliant final. I’ll get the police puns ready now.
ROAD TO THE LONDON SENIOR CUP 2013/2014:
SEMI-FINAL: Cray Valley (PM) 1-2 AFC Wimbledon [After Extra Time] (Badgers Sports Ground, Att: 202)