This is yet another huge game down at the basement of league 2 as Neil Ardley’s Wombles host the travelling Minstermen at the Cherry Reds Record Stadium.
AFC Wimbledon slipped to the bottom of the league after a 2-1 loss away at promotion chasing Cheltenham mid-week, despite it being their 1st loss in 5 games. They have only managed just 1 win in their last 6 at home but are unbeaten in this period, drawing the other 5 of those fixtures. However these draws go some way to explaining why they have the worst home record bar none. They have only won 3 league games on home turf all season. They have also lost the most amount of league games in the division-17. The old addage that the league table doesn’t lie has never been more apt but Ardley will look at the positives: There are only 4 points seperating them and their opponents who sit in 18th having played a game extra.
New manager Nigel Worthington is the man tasked with the unenviable task of turning round the fortunes of a club that hasn’t won in 11 games since the 1st January. They have scored a pitiful 3 goals in over 630 minutes of football whilst conceding 11 in the process. They are certainly a team in relegation form. York will be able to salvage some confidence from their previous pursuits on the road. They have been tough to beat away from home, only Gillingham and Port vale have less losses away from home.
A loss for either side would be a big indicator as to who will occupy one of the relegation places come the end of the season whilst York may just find themselves being content with a point.