AFC Wimbledon continues remarkable rise up English leagues

AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa will leave the club when his contract runs out even if the Sky Bet League Two side gain promotion tomorrow afternoon, according to Sky Sports.

AFC Wimbledon secured their sixth promotion in just 14 seasons as they fought past Plymouth Argyle 2-0 in the League Two play-off final at Wembley Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday to seal promotion to League One.

The central defender was playing for Millwall in the 2010 League One play-off final when he scored the winning goal to spark wild celebrations for the Lions.

As he bounced around among the fans in the stands, his script is now complete - and you would have had to have been a damn good writer to come up with anything like this reality. Every club he has been at, including Gillingham, Northampton and Wimbledon, have always held him in the highest esteem when he has left.

"I did promise him he could take the penalty".

"Neal has done a great job and I think it has gone under the radar", he said. They had two or three thousand loyal to the cause, thinking: 'Do we really want to watch this?'

Just 13 years after the original Wimbledon club was relocated to Milton Keynes, the born-again outfit returned to the third tier and will now meet MK Dons next season.

I can't honestly say hand on heart that the Pilgrims' woeful display in Monday's League Two play-off finale with AFC Wimbledon at Wembley had not been replicated before in the 2015/16 campaign. He was finally more gainfully employed in the 77th minute, replacing the tiring Elliott.

AFC Wimbledon's rise up the leagues continues.

"Wimbledon played different systems against Accrington and Plymouth can mix it up as well".

Ardley said: "They are making a movie about us and it was going to end when we got into the League".

Taylor made the breakthrough with a deft sidefoot that found the corner of the goal and when he was brought down with only minutes to go, any lingering doubts about the result vanished.

Promotion also means that next season AFC Wimbledon will play at the same level as Milton Keynes Dons, the team created when the former Wimbledon FC, FA Cup winners in 1988, uprooted to Buckinghamshire - a move which still fosters hurt.

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