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Reading first met the old Wimbledon club in the latter's first League season, and they met several times as the two teams bounced between the third and fourth divisions, before the Dons' meteoric rise to the top. They next met amid the controversy over Wimbledon's proposed move to Milton Keynes. The Dons' 1-0 win at the Madejski in 2002 was part of a unique double, since the breakaway AFC Wimbledon beat Reading Town in the Combined Counties League on the same day. Reading's 3-0 win at Selhurst Park the following season was one of their opponent's last games in London.

Wimbledon moved to Milton Keynes a couple of months later and changed their name the following season. Because both MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon have successfully forged distinct identities, I have decided that we actually have three distinct clubs: the old Wimbledon club (1889-2004), the Milton Keynes club who took over their League place (2004-present), and the new Wimbledon club who preserved their history and traditions (2002-present).

The best known link between Reading and Wimbledon is Lawrie Sanchez who joined the Dons after making more than 300 appearances for the Royals. He scored the most famous goal in Wimbledon's history as they beat Liverpool 1-0 in one of the all-time shock FA Cup final results.

Wimbledon

 1977-78  D4     H  D  2-2    A  D  1-1
 1978-79  D4     A  L  0-1    H  W  1-0
 1979-80  D3     H  W  3-0    A  D  1-1
 1981-82  D3     H  W  2-1    A  D  0-0
 2002-03  D1     H  L  0-1    A  L  0-2
 2003-04  D1     A  W  3-0    H  L  0-3
Summary
                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS  P3/PL
 1. Football League 2    4   0  0  2   0   4   1  0  1   3   2    3  0.750
 2. Football League 3    4   2  0  0   5   1   0  2  0   1   1    7  2.000
 3. Football League 4    4   1  1  0   3   2   0  1  1   1   2    4  1.250
    Line
    Totals              12   3  1  2   8   7   1  3  2   5   5   14  1.333