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U-21s gear up for Reading

5 August 2014

Update from Alan and league fixture list

AFC Wimbledon Under-21s warmed up for a much tougher challenge against Reading on Saturday with an impressive victory at Cray Valley Paper Mills last night.

Goals from Callum Overton (pictured) and trialists Harvey Hodd and Rammell Lake put Wimbledon three-up at half-time, before a second-half Chace Jacquart penalty helped earn a 4-1 win.

It meant a first win for Alan Reeves since he took over as Under-21s coach, ahead of a difficult pre-season friendly at Reading.

“The lads started really well and we could have won by more in the end,” said Alan. “We had some great performances out there. Egli Kaja looked a threat whenever he got the ball and Callum Overton worked really hard up front and put himself about. Ryan Sweeney and Ben Harrison did well at the back too, but I had to take Ben off at half-time because he played for the first-team on Saturday.

“The team made a few mistakes last night, but that’s always going to happen with young players. I’ve told the players that I don’t mind them making mistakes, but it’s about their reactions afterwards. They have to deal with that and it’s about their decision-making. I’ll be making decisions on trialists this week and some will get another chance on Saturday, but we’ll also be bringing more in too.”

AFC Wimbledon Under-21s will have competitive action in the Final Third Development League next season with home fixtures at Merstham FC as we announced last week.

The full fixture list is published below:

Leyton Orient (away, 1.00 pm kick-off)Tuesday, 9 September  

     Gillingham (home, 7.00 pm kick-off)   Tuesday, 23 September

                                           Cup competition  Wednesday, 1 October

           AFC Bournemouth (home, 7.00 pm kick-off)  Monday, 13 October

             Cambridge United (away, 1.00 pm kick-off)Tuesday, 27 October   

                                     Cup competition  Wednesday, 5 November

               Peterborough United (home, 7.00 pm)   Tuesday, 18 November 

                                                                 Portsmouth (away, 2.00 pm)   Tuesday, 25 November

        Luton Town (away, 1.00 pm)   Tuesday, 2 December

                                                   Cup competition  Wednesday, 10 December

         Leyton Orient (home 7.00 pm)   Tuesday, 6 January

             Cup competition   Wednesday, 14 January

          AFC Bournemouth (away, time to be confirmed)  Wed 21 January

            Cambridge United (home, 7.00 pm)  Tuesday, 3 February

                       Portsmouth (home, 7.00 pm)   Tuesday, 17 February

           Peterborough United (away, 1.00 pm)   Tuesday 10 March

 7.00 pm) Luton Town (home,   Monday, 23 March

  Gillingham (away, 1.00 pm)   Tue, 3 April


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