Midfielder scores a cracker against Milton Keynes
Chace Jacquart provided a glimpse of his rich potential once again with a superb goal in this afternoon’s defeat against Milton Keynes.
The midfielder struck with a sublime 25-yard curler for Wimbledon Under-18s, but it was not enough to stop his side suffering a 3-1 loss in the match played at Walton Casuals FC.
It was always going to be a tough assignment for Mark Robinson’s men with Milton Keynes including the likes of England U17 player Dele Alli, who scored for the first-team against Cambridge City earlier this season in the FA Cup. However, the Dons matched their opponents for long spells, before Alli put the game beyond them with 20 minutes to play.
Wimbledon started brightly with Charlie Fayers (pictured above during today's game), Jacquart and George Oakley causing problems. Khan Williams-Mitchell threatened to open the scoring, but his goal-bound shot was deflected just wide. Jacquart also had a shot saved, but Milton Keynes came closer at the other end when Wimbledon goalkeeper Jack Greenaway palmed away a fierce free-kick from Alli.
minute when Greenaway fouled Kelvin Osei-Addo in the box and Alli slotted home from 12 yards.st minute when he beat two challenges to go clean through, but he dragged his shot wide. Milton Keynes snatched the lead against the run of play in the 41rdTom Beere created the best chance so far in the 33
minute. When Fayers picked out Jacquart 25 yards from goal there was still a lot to do, but the 17-year-old looked up and found the top corner with a superb curler into the top corner.thWimbledon’s best spell of the match came after the break as they started to get their passing game going and the goal of the game followed in the 54
The visitors responded well though and Greenaway made a fine save to deny Mo Ahmed. That was only a temporary reprieve though and when Jacquart was adjudged to have fouled Giorgio Rasulo in the box, the striker picked himself up and made no mistake from 12 yards. Less than two minutes later, Alli capped off an impressive individual performance with a majestic run and finish.
The hosts found it hard to respond and it was a tough end to what has been a promising season for Wimbledon Under-18s.
AFC Wimbledon Under-18s: Jack Greenaway, Oluseyi Daley, Owen Roberts, Greg Hayden, Tom Beere, Khan Williams-Mitchell (Matt Cunnington), Dan Pearse (Harlen Basker), Charlie Fayers, Chace Jacquart, Sam Baffour (Youssouf Bamba), George Oakley.