Stumbling Shakers unlikely to find respite in cup replay
AFC Wimbledon fought back from two goals down against Bury at Gigg Lane and they are a decent price at 23-20 to win their
FA Cup first-round replay.
The Wombles are winless in four but their record is still better than that of the Shakers, who have not won in ten matches in all competitions. David Flitcroft’s team are on a seven-match losing run in Sky Bet League One and their misery continued when they went down 4-1 at home to Southend on Saturday.
Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley was pleased with his side’s performance in the goalless draw with Oldham at the weekend and they look worth a bet to advance in 90 minutes against a team who they have already beaten in the league this season.
Tim Sherwood has taken over as director of football at Swindon and the ex-Tottenham boss would have liked what he saw on Saturday afternoon as the Robins brushed aside Charlton 3-0 at the County Ground.
Time will tell as to whether the Sherwood factor was the defining reason for Swindon’s improved performance – he went down to the changing room to speak to the players at half-time – but that performance was impressive and they should be taken to record back-to-back victories for the first time this season when they host Eastleigh.
Ronnie Moore’s team were arguably the better side in the 1-1 draw at Ten Acres 11 days ago but the non-leaguers have won only twice on the road this season and are likely to find life tougher in Wiltshire.
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