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Chadwick: Memorable Cup campaign

10 May 2013

When Luke Chadwick tunes into watch the FA Cup final this Saturday evening it will bring back fond memories for the MK Dons talisman.

Chadwick, 32, played a part in the first three games of this season’s FA Cup run before a knee injury ruled him out of the remaining four ties.

Despite not being able to compete in both the Sheffield Wednesday clashes, the unforgettable trip to Queens Park Rangers and the home contest with Barnsley, Chadwick got to experience playing in the first meeting between AFC Wimbledon and the Dons as well having the opportunity to captain the side away at Cambridge City.

And the former Manchester United man caught up with to go through a memorable Cup campaign.

Chadwick said: “It was great to captain the side earlier this season in the Cup. It was a nice of the captain and the manager to let me do that and it was much appreciated. It was also nice to play a game back in my home town of Cambridge.

"Although we went there for the win, it was nice to see a non-League battle for a draw the way they did but obviously we were pleased to get the victory in the replay where it was fantastic to see some of the young lads get a run out too.

“The AFC Wimbledon definitely provided the best atmosphere I’ve ever experienced at this Club. The stadium was rocking and it was a great game to play in. We didn’t play that well on the day but in the end, I think we won it in the best possible way with Semy’s back-heel.

“The lads then got a good draw away at Hillsborough before a great victory here where they played really well and that obviously set up the tie at Queens Park Rangers, which will go down as my favourite game this year – even though I didn’t play.”

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