Dan Pearse strike is not enough
AFC Wimbledon Under-18s refused to go down without a fight in tonight’s FA Youth Cup tie, but a very talented Colchester United side ultimately proved too strong.
Macauley Bonne, who has scored twice for Colchester’s first-team this season after coming through the ranks, struck an early double at The Cherry Red Records Stadium and Wimbledon were eventually beaten 4-1.
Colchester captain Samuel Szmodics, who has also made the first-team breakthrough this season, struck the other goal for the visitors.
minute.nd (pictured) made no mistake from the penalty spot to reduce the arrears in the 32Dan Pearse and he was sent sprawling in the box. Captain George Oakley’s through ball was latched onto by Callum OvertonWimbledon showed character to make a game of it and they earned a goal back through a quality move when
The Dons fared better in the second-half, but Colchester killed off any home hopes of getting back into it when substitute Thomas Lapslie made it 4-1 to earn a second round tie against Plymouth for the Essex outfit.
We will feature more about this match on the official website tomorrow.