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AFC Wimledon's rags to riches story continued on Monday afternoon as goals from Lyle Taylor and Adebayo Akinfenwa sealed their place in League One for the coming season where they will come up against rivals MK Dons.
The Wombles overcame Plymouth with a 2-0 victory at Wembley in their playoff final and will now play their trade in the third tier of English football. It is quite a remarkable feat for a club who were only established in 2002 with the original Wimbledon side moving to Milton Keynes and becoming the Dons and after six promotions in the space of 12 years, the club are now only two more away from being in the top flight of English football again.
However, their promotion doesn't come as good news for everyone with giant striker Adebayo Akinfenwa being released to the club. The former Northampton star played a pivotal part in helping to gain promotion scoring an important equaliser in the semi-final before grabbing the second in Monday's win from the penalty spot.
But the forward will be looking for a new club after being told he is no longer required at Kingsmeadow and he took to Instagram to show his emotion at the decision.
Where next for the Beast? He did tell any managers who fancy him leading their line next season to hit him up on whatsapp, so that rules any club with a head coach over the age of 40. Let's hope he's not out of work for too long as we need to see him bullying centre halves for at least another season or two before he rides off into the sunset with his Nando's black card firmly in hand.
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