Derby fans’ grounds for con­cern

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Sam El­liott

IT’S get­ting on for 15 years since Wim­ble­don were con­tro­ver­sially up­rooted and moved up the M1 to Milton Keynes – but no-one seems to have both­ered telling two dippy Derby County fans!

The Rams were look­ing to climb the Cham­pi­onship ta­ble last week­end in the early kick-off, a game broad­cast live on Sky Sports on Satur­day.

Sup­port­ers of League Two AFC Wim­ble­don were set­ting off on their coach for their 3pm trip to Lu­ton Town and thought they had earned some ex­tra sup­port, with fans of the op­po­nents of the club they call Fran­chise FC of­ten back­ing the Dons in­stead of trav­el­ling to sta­dium:mk.

But Wim­ble­don hadn’t found com­pas­sion­ate com­pan­ions for their trip to Kenilworth Road – the County fans had turned up at the wrong ground… and they weren’t happy about it!

In­stead of mak­ing the 80-mile trip to Milton Keynes, they had driven right past the turn off and trav­elled for an ex­tra 60 miles to south west Lon­don in­stead.

The un­named pair ar­rived Kingsmeadow at mid­day, too late to make it back through the round­abouts and con­crete cows.

At least the game was on TV but they may have wished they had legged it back to MK to catch the fi­nal knock­ings af­ter all.

Derby struck very late through Dar­ren Bent and Tom Ince to se­cure a vi­tal 3-1 win.

DON FOR: Two Derby fans con­fused Wim­ble­don for Milton Keynes

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