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Pete Browning and Steve Stairs on Sandhurst Town vs AFC Wimbledon

The former Fizzers bosses reminisce an incredible day for the club

Pete Browning and Steve Stairs on Sandhurst Town vs AFC Wimbledon

On Saturday 17th August 2002, the newly formed AFC Wimbledon began their journey back to the Football League with a first ever competitive fixture in the Combined Counties League at Sandhurst Town’s Bottom Meadow ground.

In charge that day were manager Pete Browning and assistant Steve Stairs as a crowd of 2,500 descended on the Berkshire town.

The Dons won the game 2-1 with a team that included Andy Sullivan who would go on to play for Bracknell Town and Glenn Mulcaire (Google him). The Fizzers side included the likes of Grant Nesbitt and Pete Mulvaney.

Related: See how the local media reacted to the Sandhurst vs AFC Wimbledon fixture here

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Coming up on Berkshire Football Stories

Forthcoming episodes include Andrew Batt reminiscing on his time as Wokingham Times Sports Editor (25th October) as well as Berks & Bucks County FA Chief Exec Liz Verrall and legendary former Farnborough and Bracknell Town manager Alan Taylor.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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