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Preview | AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham

Neil Harris takes his Gills side to Plough Lane for the second time in the space of ten days for a Carabao Cup first round tie.

8 August 2022

Alex MacDonald could start his first game for the club in ten months when Gills lock horns with AFC Wimbledon at the Cherry Red Records Stadium during the week.

AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham

Carabao Cup

Cherry Red Records Stadium

Tuesday August 9th

Kick-Off, 7.45pm


Team News:

Neil Harris could give Alex MacDonald his first start in any competition since last October with the midfielder having nearly fully recovered from injury. Lewis Walker could also make his first start since signing on a permanent deal.


Jake Turner, Cheye Alexander, David Tutonda, Bailey Akehurst and Joe Gbode could all feature.

As for AFC Wimbledon, they are still without Alex Woodyard (calf) but have no fresh injury or suspension concerns ahead of the tie.


Manager Comments:

Neil Harris - “I would love to do well in the Carabao Cup and we will try and win the game but my thinking is trying to manage the players that we can manage, changes to the team definitely, some players that haven’t featured will get an opportunity.

“We will have to pick an approach that we go to Wimbledon with and a shape and a formation and personnel we will have to see who is available.”


Johnnie Jackson - "We’re still a work in progress – we will improve, but we’re showing a lot of resilience defensively. It’s two clean sheets back to back, and we’re hard to beat."

Previous Meetings:

The two clubs last met on the opening day of the League Two season, where AFC Wimbledon came out on top thanks to goals from Ethan Chislett and Jack Currie.

Ticket Information:

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults - £15

Concessions (65+, Full time Student, Unemployed/Benefits) - £12

U17 - £5




We have been allocated 500 tickets for the fixture. Gills supporters are situated in blocks 112, 113 and 114. For more information, click here.


Tickets go off sale at 1pm on the day of the game and collections can be made at the away ticket booth near the away turnstiles. Pay on the day is available.



AFC Wimbledon win - 13/10

Draw - 23/10

Gillingham win - 19/10

Special Bet: Olly Lee to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1 - 60/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Craig Hicks

Assistants - Damith Bandara and Paul Yates

Fourth Official - Alan Dale


Sat Nav: SW17 0NR


Please be aware that iFollow video match passes are not available for this fixture.

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