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Harlan's strike downs Histon

24 July 2013

Dons Under-18s take a step in the right direction

netting the winning goal.Harlan BaskerAFC Wimbledon Under-18s produced a much-improved pre-season display against Histon today with

, who turned provider after striking the opener himself.Daniel AgyeiBasker (pictured above) struck what turned out to be the winner in a 2-1 victory with a clinical finish after good work by

Though Wimbledon failed to add to their tally during the second-half in a match played on a 3G pitch at the Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex in Walton, they continued to impress after the break.

, but he just shot wide from an acute angle.Billy Frost also produced a marauding run that almost resulted in a third when he was picked out by Chris VlietinckAgyei, who was top scorer for AFC Wimbledon Under-16s last season, was a constant threat to Histon’s defence and he was just denied his second by the Histon goalkeeper in the second-half. Right-back

tested the goalkeeper with a long-range drive and Basker wriggled clear of his marker, before dragging a shot just wide, but two was enough to move Wimbledon’s pre-season in the right direction after a heavy defeat to Colchester last week.Daniel PearseCaptain

said: “It was a much-improved performance from last week because we passed the ball better. It was nice to see the boys do some of the things that we had worked on during training this week. Daniel scored a good individual goal and Harlan finished well for his goal too. There is still plenty of work to do though and I was a little disappointed that we did not have more goal threat after having about 70 per cent of possession.”Mark RobinsonAcademy Manager

      AFC Wimbledon: Jordan Knight (Billy Bishop), Callum Wilson (Chris Vlietinck), Oluyesi Daley, Ryan Sweeney, Ben Harrison (Harry Bruce), Daniel Pearse, Daniel Gallagher (Rob Switon), Billy Frost, Egli Kaja (Nas Majeed), Daniel Agyei, Harlan Basker. 

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