ERIK: BOYS DON WELL
AFC WIMBLEDON’S excellent FA Cup third-round display against Liverpool has left Dons chief executive Erik Samuelson excited about the future.
The League Two side threatened an upset bigger than the 1988 final on Monday, with Adebayo Akinfenwa cancelling out Steven Gerrard’s early penalty. Wimbledon even had chances to pull ahead at Kingsmeadow, only for the Kop captain to extinguish hopes of an upset with a free-kick to secure a 2-1 victory
Samuelson said: “What I did not think would happen is I’d come off thinking I was disappointed we didn’t get the result we deserved.
“There is everything to be proud about – it was such a good display.”
It was the Dons’ first third-round clash since they were reformed in 2002. In that time they have risen from the Combined Counties League to become League Two promotion hopefuls.
The club are also seeking to build a 20,000-seater stadium with an initial capacity of 11,000 in the borough of Merton.
Samuelson added: “There is an infrastructure here capable of being built on and moving to a new stadium with bigger crowds, a better team and even more to invest in players.
“The future looks pretty bright.”