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Dons trio step-up fitness

27 November 2013

Jim Fenlon features in Charlton defeat

A trio of Dons first-teamers all played the full 90 minutes for AFC Wimbledon’s Under-21s in a narrow defeat at Charlton Athletic this afternoon.

 

(pictured)Jim Fenlon, who came close to netting a late equaliser in the 1-0 defeat.Charlie Sheringham both stepped up their fitness by playing the full match, along with Kevin Sainte-Luceand

 

suffered what could be a serious leg injury, though the extent of the damage is not yet known.Callum OvertonWimbledon ended the match with 10 men after young striker

 

That overshadowed the end of a match that was a particularly tough test for Wimbledon.

 

said: “They were much better than us on the day, but we dug in and could have got an equaliser in the end. Charlton had a strong side out and this was a different type of challenge for our young lads. Last week they had to match the enthusiasm of the opposition against Barking, which is part and parcel of the game, but today we were playing against a team with better quality. The young lads need to have games each week and adapt to playing against different opponents.”Shaun NorthUnder-21 Development Coach

 

came off with a knock. Charlie FayersThough the Dons did well to stay in the game after half-time with Charlton putting them under pressure, they almost earned a share of the spoils when Sheringham headed just wide near the end. Wimbledon were 1-0 down at the break with Fenlon having acquitted himself well at centre-back, but he switched to his more favoured left-back position in the second-half after


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