PREVIEW | vs. AFC Wimbledon (H)

The Mariners host AFC Wimbledon at Blundell Park tomorrow afternoon as Paul Hurst’s men look to end our first season back in the EFL on a positive note.

A first top-half finish in the fourth tier is on the cards for his Town team with a win against tomorrow’s opponents sealing a place in the top twelve.

Wrapping up the season at home, a victory would see the Mariners end the campaign with three consecutive wins at Blundell Park after Hurst’s team picked up the three points against Barrow AFC and Crewe Alexandra.

Team News

Coach Ben Davies spoke to the media earlier this week and said that midfielder Gavan Holohan is the only fitness question mark after picking up a knock in last weekend’s defeat at Stevenage.

Harry Clifton – fresh from picking up five awards at Friday’s Player of the Year Awards Night – could make his 50th appearance of the season while goalkeeper Max Crocombe is in line to seal an ever-present campaign having appeared in every competitive match of the season.

AFC Wimbledon

The London club visit Blundell Park at the end of a disappointing season, their first in the fourth tier following relegation from Sky Bet League One last term.

Manager Johnnie Jackson was appointed in the post after that relegation was confirmed and has overseen a campaign that the Dons have found tough, currently languishing in 21st place and in the midst of a six-match winless run.

Despite their lowly position, AFC Wimbledon have never really been in relegation bother this season and have instead dropped down the league standings in the past couple of months.

Experienced defenders Aaron Pierre and Alex Pearce are back in contention for the capital club ahead of tomorrow’s lunchtime match with the former having been ruled out through suspension and the latter through injury.

Former Mariner Harry Pell has been ruled out with injury.

Previous Meetings

The only time the two clubs have faced each other in the past saw Town lose the reverse fixture 1-0 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.


David Rock is the referee and returns to Blundell Park after being in the middle for our home defeat against Colchester United earlier this season. He will be assisted by Abbas Khan and Hristo Karaivanov.


Tomorrow’s match is available on Mariners TV to supporters in the UK and overseas. Match passes are available for £10 HERE.



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