Young Dons suffer Bournemouth defeat
A superb team goal from AFC Wimbledon Under-18s ultimately counted for little on Saturday as Mark Robinson’s side paid the price for a sloppy second-half against AFC Bournemouth.
forward Yousef Bamba finishing clinically after an assist from Tom Beere. However, that was as good as it got for Wimbledon’s youngsters as they conceded two second-half goals and were beaten 3-1 in the end. Wimbledon levelled in the first-half after an eye-catching move that ended with talented French
It could have been so different as the impressive Bamba had a goal disallowed when it was 1-1 and had an effort cleared off the line. However, Academy Manager, Mark Robinson (pictured), was disappointed with the manner of the goals conceded by Wimbledon – and that meant his side failed to build on last week’s encouraging Football League Youth Alliance victory against Portsmouth.
“For 25 minutes in the first-half we played very well and it was a game that saw both sides play good football,” he said. “But I was frustrated with our naivety during the second-half. The boys have to learn that they will pay for defensive lapses at crucial times.”
However, Wimbledon defender Chris Vleitinck emerged with credit from Mark Robinson after he earned the man of the match vote.
AFC Wimbeldon Under-18s: Jack Greenaway, Chris Vleitinck (Greg Hayden), Duvaine Lindo, Oluyesi Daley, Charlie Fayers (Sam Baffour), Kieran Tarbie, Khan Williams-Mitchell, Matt Cunnington, Chace Jacquart (Charlie Craig), Tom Beere, Yousef Bamba.