Under-18s march on against side managed by a Dons hero
AFC Wimbledon Under-18s maintained their pre-season winning streak yesterday in front of a Dons favourite who previously helped the club earn back-to-back promotions.
, now Academy Manager, first-team assistant and player at Boreham Wood, was an interested observer as a young Dons side triumphed 2-1 at his current club.Luke Garrard
(pictured above) scored both goals for Wimbledon to continue his side’s fine recent form in their build-up to a competitive opener against Barnet on Saturday, August 10.Egli Kaja
was pleased with his side’s display and to meet up with Garrard, a key figure in Wimbledon’s promotions from the Ryman League and Conference South before his progress was curtailed by a cruciate knee ligament injury.Mark RobinsonAcademy Manager
“We played really well in spells, but we just need to start taking our opportunities more because we missed a lot of chances again,” said Mark. “It was another step in the right direction for us though as we build-up towards the new season. I have kept in touch with Luke since his AFC Wimbledon days and it is always good to meet up with him; his enthusiasm for the game is infectious. Whenever Luke wants a friendly I am happy to oblige because I know that his sides will always provide a good test for us.”
AFC Wimbledon Under-18s continue their pre-season programme at East Preston tomorrow afternoon.