2003–04 AFC Wimbledon season

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AFC Wimbledon
2003–04 season
Chairman Erik Samuelson
Manager Terry Eames (suspended 13 February 2004)
Nicky English (caretaker, until 11 May 2004)
Stadium Kingsmeadow
Combined Counties League Premier Division 1st (Champions)
Combined Counties League Premier Challenge Cup Winners
FA Vase Fourth Round v Colne
Top goalscorer League: Kevin Cooper (53)
All: Kevin Cooper (66)

During the 2003-04 English football season, AFC Wimbledon competed in the Combined Counties League Premier Division. The Dons won their first 21 league games before a 2–2 draw against Sandhurst Town on 10 January 2004, giving them 32 consecutive wins in league games over two seasons. AFC Wimbledon became the only club in England at any level to maintain a perfect league record for the 2003–04 season. Despite the suspension of Eames on 13 February 2004, AFC Wimbledon's success continued under caretaker manager Nicky English, whose first game in charge resulted in a club away record of a 9–0 victory over Chessington United on 14 February 2004. English holds the record to date of being the only AFC Wimbledon manager never to lose a match. Terry Eames was subsequently officially sacked on 18 February 2004 for gross misconduct following a disciplinary hearing.[1] The team went on to finish as champions of the Combined Counties League, with an unbeaten record for the season, consisting of 42 wins and 4 draws.[2] Promotion to the Isthmian League First Division was therefore assured, and the club even completed a double by winning the league's Premier Challenge Cup after beating North Greenford United 4-1 in the Final on 30 April 2004.[3] The Dons took part in the FA Vase for the first and only time, reaching the Fourth Round before succumbing to Colne, losing 2–1 on 17 January 2004 in front of a crowd of 3,215, the highest recorded attendance in the competition that year other than at the final.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 AFC Wimbledon (C) (P) 46 42 4 0 180 32 +148 130 Promotion to Isthmian League Division One
2 AFC Wallingford 46 32 7 7 114 43 +71 103
3 Reading Town 46 28 10 8 79 46 +33 94
4 Southall 46 29 5 12 121 55 +66 92
5 Sandhurst Town 46 27 11 8 109 60 +49 92
6 Bedfont 46 26 11 9 94 62 +32 89
7 Walton Casuals 46 25 9 12 112 64 +48 84
8 Chipstead 46 26 6 14 92 57 +35 84
9 Ash United 46 23 11 12 103 68 +35 80
10 Chessington & Hook United 46 21 8 17 94 75 +19 71
11 Godalming & Guildford 46 20 9 17 65 61 +4 69
12 Merstham 46 20 9 17 63 67 −4 69
13 Feltham 46 19 6 21 82 67 +15 63
14 North Greenford United 46 18 6 22 80 91 −11 60
15 Hartley Wintney 46 17 7 22 111 55 +56 58
16 Raynes Park Vale 46 12 9 25 72 94 −22 45
17 Horley Town 46 12 8 26 67 94 −27 44
18 Cobham 46 12 8 26 57 114 −57 44
19 Westfield 46 11 10 25 53 88 −35 43
20 Frimley Green 46 9 10 27 53 109 −56 37
21 Withdean 2000 46 8 7 31 62 115 −53 31
22 Farnham Town 46 8 4 34 44 125 −81 28
23 Chessington United 46 7 6 33 52 140 −88 27
24 Cove (R) 46 7 5 34 50 137 −87 26 Relegation to 11th Level

Updated to games played on 8 May 2004.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 42 4 0 180 32 +148 130 20 3 0 96 13 +83 22 1 0 84 19 +65

Last updated: 8 May 2004.
Source: AFC Wimbledon

Match results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Combined Counties League Premier Division 2003-04[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

Combined Counties League Premier Challenge Cup 2003-04[edit]

FA Vase 2003-04[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terry Eames dismissed by AFC Wimbledon". Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association. Retrieved 2004-02-18. 
  2. ^ "AFC Wimbledon season 2003-04". wimbledonheritage.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  3. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 4 - 1 North Greenford United". wimbledonheritage.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-15.