1978–79 Wimbledon F.C. season

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Wimbledon
1978–79 season
Manager Dario Gradi
Division Four 3rd (promoted)
League Cup 2nd Round
FA Cup 3rd Round

The 1978–79 season was Wimbledon's second consecutive season in the fourth tier of English football. They were managed by Dario Gradi, who was in his first full season as the club's manager, and guided them to automatic promotion with a third-place finish.

Squad[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Four FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF England Paul Bowgett 11 0 11+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Les Briley 32 1 26+0 1 3+1 0 2+0 0
DF England Jeff Bryant 34 2 27+3 2 1+0 0 3+0 0
FW England Roger Connell 6 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
FW England Alan Cork 53 25 45+0 22 5+0 2 3+0 1
MF England Francis Cowley 6 0 3+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Tommy Cunningham 15 3 15+0 3 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Paul Denny 36 7 24+4 6 4+1 1 3+0 0
DF England Dave Donaldson 30 0 23+0 0 4+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Wally Downes 3 1 3+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Phil Driver 10 1 3+7 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Mark Dziadulewicz 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Terry Eames 31 1 26+0 1 2+0 0 3+0 0
MF England Steve Galliers 49 4 44+0 3 3+0 0 2+0 1
DF England Dave Galvin 41 3 33+0 2 5+0 0 3+0 1
GK England Ray Goddard 53 0 45+0 0 5+0 0 3+0 0
DF England Lee Harwood 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Paul Haverson 32 2 26+1 2 5+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Steve Ketteridge 20 1 15+2 1 2+0 0 0+1 0
FW England Ray Knowles 33 5 23+8 5 2+0 0 0+0 0
FW England John Leslie 52 19 44+1 19 3+1 0 3+0 0
MF England Steve Parsons 43 8 34+3 7 5+0 1 1+0 0
DF England Steve Perkins 30 0 26+0 0 4+0 0 0+0 0
GK England Paul Priddy 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW England Phil Summerill 9 0 5+2 0 0+0 0 2+0 0

Matches[edit]

Football League Division Four[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
19 August 1978 Aldershot (A) 1–1 Bryant 11' 3,510
22 August 1978 Port Vale (H) 1–0 Cork 11' 2,638
26 August 1978 Northampton Town (H) 4–1 Cork (3) 11', 40', 43', Leslie 71' 2,644
1 September 1978 Stockport County (A) 2–1 Cork 65' 5,604
9 September 1978 Wigan Athletic (H) 2–1 Denny 68', Eames 71' (pen.) 3,217
12 September 1978 Grimsby Town (A) 2–2 Bryant 55', Cork 60' 6,794
16 September 1978 Newport County (A) 3–1 Leslie (2) 78', 81', Cork 87' 2,903
23 September 1978 Reading (H) 1–0 Cork 72' 5,001
25 September 1978 Rochdale (A) 0–0 1,263
30 September 1978 Bradford City (H) 2–1 Denny 57', Parsons 80' 2,819
7 October 1978 York City (A) 4–1 Parsons 33', Knowles 44', Leslie 49', Cork 82' 3,329
14 October 1978 Scunthorpe United (H) 3–1 Leslie (2) 33', 55', Cork 37' 3,808
17 October 1978 Crewe Alexandra (H) 1–1 Cork 80' 3,555
21 October 1978 Huddersfield Town (A) 0–3 3,374
28 October 1978 Doncaster Rovers (H) 3–2 Leslie (2) 9', 45', Cork 36' 3,252
4 November 1978 Barnsley (A) 1–3 Galvin 75' 11,761
11 November 1978 Stockport County (H) 2–0 Denny (2) 7', 80' 3,177
18 November 1978 Northampton Town (A) 1–1 Leslie 10' 3,623
2 December 1978 Halifax Town (H) 2–1 Cork (2) 2,374
9 December 1978 Hartlepool United (A) 1–1 Denny 15' 3,098
23 December 1978 Bournemouth (A) 2–1 Galliers 20', Briley 32' 3,922
26 December 1978 Portsmouth (H) 2–4 Knowles (2) 5', 41' 7,862
3 February 1979 Rochdale (H) 3–2 Parsons 17', Galvin 50', Denny 70' 3,166
14 February 1979 Wigan Athletic (A) 2–1 Leslie (2) 9', 21' 6,704
28 February 1979 Torquay United (A) 6–1 Cork (4) 7', 35', 87', 88', Haverson 57', Leslie 89' 2,739
3 March 1979 Huddersfield Town (H) 2–1 Leslie 50', Driver 85' 3,265
6 March 1979 Newport County (H) 0–0 2,980
9 March 1979 Doncaster Rovers (A) 0–1 1,927
20 March 1979 Grimsby Town (H) 0–1 2,392
24 March 1979 Port Vale (A) 0–1 2,906
27 March 1979 Aldershot (H) 3–1 Haverson 8' (pen.), Knowles 54', Parsons 89' 5,382
31 March 1979 Hereford United (H) 2–0 Cork 36', Leslie 80' 2,636
4 April 1979 Bradford City (A) 0–1 2,701
7 April 1979 Halifax Town (A) 1–2 Ketteridge 41' 1,576
10 April 1979 Bournemouth (H) 4–0 Leslie 11', Cork (2) 19', 35', Parsons 51' 3,205
14 April 1979 Portsmouth (A) 0–0 11,453
16 April 1979 Torquay United (H) 5–0 Knowles 2', Galliers 23', Leslie 29', Cunningham 41', Parsons 51' 4,171
21 April 1979 Darlington (A) 1–1 Leslie 68' 1,674
25 April 1979 Crewe Alexandra (A) 2–1 Leslie 19', Parsons 44' 1,254
28 April 1979 Hartlepool United (H) 3–1 Cunningham 72', T. Smith (o.g.) 74', Galliers 86' 3,546
2 May 1979 Reading (A) 0–1 13,131
5 May 1979 Hereford United (A) 0–0 3,809
8 May 1979 Scunthorpe United (A) 0–2 1,777
11 May 1979 York City (H) 2–1 Leslie 62', Cork 85' 3,897
14 May 1979 Barnsley (H) 1–1 Downes 12' 5,794
17 May 1979 Darlington (H) 2–0 Stone (o.g.) 12', Cunningham 74' 3,638

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
25 November 1978 Round 1 Gravesend & Northfleet (A) 0–0 3,758
28 November 1978 Replay Gravesend & Northfleet (H) 1–0 (a.e.t.) Cork 117' 3,369
16 December 1978 Round 2 Bournemouth (H) 1–1 Denny 58' 3,308
28 December 1978 Replay Bournemouth (A) 2–1 (a.e.t.) Cork 88', Parsons 116' 7,192
9 January 1979 Round 3 Southampton (H) 0–2 9,254

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
12 August 1978 Round 1 First Leg Southend United (A) 0–1 4,845
15 August 1978 Round 1 Second Leg Southend United (H) 4–1 Galvin 32', Galliers 36', Cork 39', Townsend (o.g.) 61' 2,687
29 August 1978 Round 2 Everton (A) 0–8 23,137

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