Wimbledon young guns march on
strike earning a hard-fought win at Peterborough yesterday.Daniel AgyeiAFC Wimbledon Under-18s maintained their impressive start to the season with a first-half
and fielding just two second-year Under-18s in their starting 11, Wimbledon started the match with a fluency that proved too much for Peterborough early on.Dan PearseDespite missing key players including captain
.Nas Majeed (pictured) was just off target with a volley after an exquisite pass from Callum Wilson fired just wide when clean through and Callum OvertonThere was a cutting edge from the Dons too as
provided the assist with a searching through ball that picked out Agyei, who left the Posh defence for dead and produced a clinical finish for the opener.Chris VleitinckOverton and Agyei continued to offer plenty of threat in attack and it was therefore no surprise when Wimbledon opened the scoring midway through the first-half.
with very little to do.Billy Bishop and Vleitinck had produced a solidity at the back in the first-half that left goalkeeper Ryan Sweeney, Ben Harrison. Wimbledon’s back three of Billy FrostAgyei came close to doubling the advantage before the break after good work by the impressive
Though Peterborough finally came into the match after half-time, they struggled to get behind Wimbledon and the visitors saw the game out for a deserved win that means the Dons have lost just once in their first four Football League Youth Alliance (South East) matches.
said: “We have been working very hard at training to retain possession better and dictate the tempo of the game. The first-half today was the closest that we have come to doing that and at times our football was excellent and a pleasure to watch. Unfortunately, in the second-half we became too anxious to play and ended up playing as three separate units.Mark RobinsonAcademy Manager
“However, we were playing against a very good team containing players with first-team experience. Therefore to produce some of the football we did today with a group of home grown players from our Sunday League days was another small step in the right direction.”
.Danny GallagherMan of the Match for Wimbledon was