Wimbledon Could Face Controversial MK Dons Match

Both teams need to win FA Cup replays

Wimbledon could face an FA Cup tie against MK Dons next month, if both win their First Round replays.

The Dons drew 1-1 against York City on Saturday (November 3) after Charlie Strutton scored a 74th minute equaliser at Bootham Crescent.

Meanwhile League One MK Dons could only manage a 0-0 result against Cambridge City of the Southern League's Premier Division.

Wimbledon's replay against York will take place on Monday (November 12) and will be screened live on ESPN. While MK Dons will play their re-match on Tuesday November 13.

If Wimbledon and MK Dons both secure a win, the resultant fixture at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes on the weekend of December 1/2 will be a controversial one.

Wimbledon were quick to put out a statement stating that they would rather not face a potential match against MK Dons, but they would approach it professionally.

The statement read: "AFC Wimbledon is a fan-owned club. We are proud of that fact and also that we returned to the Football League the proper way, rising through the football pyramid. While we would rather not have been drawn in this tie, like everything we do, we will approach this game in a professional manner if it happens. Therefore, we are committed to fulfilling this potential fixture on 1/2 December, in accordance with the rules of the competition."

It would be the first time the clubs will have met in since MK Dons were created in 2004 - nine months after the original Wimbledon FC's controversial relocation to Milton Keynes in 2003 and its subsequent administration and renaming as AFC Wimbledon.

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November 6, 2012

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