Winger continues his comeback in Under-21 match
continued his push towards full match fitness this afternoon with an appearance for Wimbledon’s Under-21s against a strong Gillingham side.Kevin Sainte-Luce
Sainte-Luce, who was a late substitute against Accrington Stanley on Saturday after shaking off a hamstring injury, played for the last 30 minutes in a 3-1 defeat against a Gillingham team that included first-teamers Adebayo Akinfenwa, Leon Legge and Bradley Dack.
and he added that the match was “ a fantastic learning curve” for his young side. Gillingham’s new interim manager, Peter Taylor, was an interested observer on the sidelines with several senior players involved.Harlan Basker said the winger looked sharp after his second-half introduction for Shaun NorthUnder-21 Development Coach
came close to edging the visitors back into it when he struck the crossbar. Though Gillingham added another in the second-half, Beere reduced the arrears with a deserved goal back and Wimbledon’s youngsters emerged with credit, according to Shaun North.Tom BeereGillingham earned a 2-0 lead by half-time, but
“It is always disappointing to lose a game of football, but there were so many positives for us,” said Shaun. “It was a great game for our young players to have at this stage of their development. Our defenders were playing against experienced strikers in Akinfenwa and Antonio German. It was a fantastic learning curve for us. It gave us an opportunity to try things that we have been working on in training and it was a good test for us.”
AFC Wimbledon: Seb Brown, Kieron Tarbie, Oluseyi Daley, Ryan Sweeney, Charlie Fayers, Tom Beere, Chace Jacquart, Dan Pearse, Harry Cooksley (Dan Gallagher), Harlan Basker (Kevin Sainte-Luce), George Oakley (Daniel Agyei).