The Dons return home: From memory lane to Plough Lane – in pictures

The Dons return home: From memory lane to Plough Lane – in pictures

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The Dons return home: From memory lane to Plough Lane – in pictures

The Dons return home: From memory lane to Plough Lane – in pictures

After 29 years AFC Wimbledon returned to their spiritual home in SW19, taking on Doncaster Rovers in League One at their new 9,300-capacity stadium, 250m from the site of the old ground

    Flags in the home end, which is still under construction

    Flags in the home end, which is still under construction.

    The AFC Wimbledon players warm up

    The AFC Wimbledon players warm up

    The players take to the field

    The players take to the field

    A Wimbledon team lines up at Plough Lane for the first time in nearly three decades

    A Wimbledon team lines up at Plough Lane for the first time in nearly three decades

    Wimbledon on the attack during the first half

    Wimbledon on the attack during the first half

    Joe Pigott puts pressure on Doncaster Rovers’ Cameron John. Pigott had the distinction of scoring the first goal at the new stadium, smashing a low drive into the net from 10 yards out after 17 minutes

    Joe Pigott puts pressure on Doncaster Rovers’ Cameron John. Pigott had the distinction of scoring the first goal at the new stadium, smashing a low drive home from 10 yards out after 17 minutes

    With fans not allowed into the stadium due to Coronavirus restrictions there was no roar to accompany Pigott’s goal, so he had to make do with enjoying the smiles of the cardboard cutout fans present

    With fans not allowed in to the stadium due to Coronavirus restrictions, there was no roar to accompany Pigott’s goal, he had to he make do with enjoying the smiles of the cardboard cut out fans present

    Wimbledon attempt to retake the lead after Doncaster equalised midway through the first half when Matthew Smith tucked away the loose ball after the home side failed to clear

    AFC attempt to retake the lead after Doncaster equalised midway through the first half when Wimbledon failed to clear and Matthew Smith tucked away the loose ball

    Wimbledon manager Glyn Hodges, who was part of the the “Crazy Gang” side in the 1980’s that played at the old Plough Lane stadium

    AFC Wimbledon manager Glyn Hodges, who was part of the Wimbledon’s “Crazy Gang” side in the 1980’s that played at the old Plough Lane stadium

    Banks of cardboard cutout fans adorn the stands

    The banks of cardboard cut out fans that adorn the stands

    Joe Pigott celebrates in the 83rd minute after scoring his, and Wimbledon’s second. However they were denied a winning start on their return to Plough Lane when Doncaster’s James Coppinger equalised in added time

    Joe Pigott celebrates in the 83rd minute after scoring his, and Wimbledon’s second. However they were denied a winning start on their return to Plough Lane when Doncaster Rovers’ James Coppinger equalised in added time

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