Thursday, May 19, 2016

'Tubbs' Tattsyrup: Are you... local?

I went down the Standard last night to watch Liverpool in the Europa Cup final (of which the less said the better) only to find myself enthralled instead by the screens showing AFC Wimbledon edge past Accrington in extra-time.
AFC Wimbledon are one win away from reaching the third tier of English football following an extra-time victory over Accrington in the League Two play-offs.
Having been two goals down on the night and 22 minutes from defeat, substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa’s header forced extra time before Lyle Taylor’s 104th-minute finish sealed a 3-2 aggregate triumph and booked a Wembley final date with Plymouth.
Success over the Pilgrims would ensure Wimbledon, who formed as a phoenix club 14 years ago in response to MK Dons’ controversial relocation, will spend next season alongside Karl Robinson’s side for the first time in their history.
Confirmation of their Wembley trip came slightly later than planned, due to a floodlight failure at the Crown Ground, but the final whistle was greeted by a pitch invasion when it eventually arrived at 10.30pm.
Phew, my heart was in my mouth. I am tempted to go to Wembley myself.

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