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Arthur strives to kick on

8 May 2014

Cup victory ends winger's first Dons season on a high

Chris Arthur faced the rarity of being AFC Wimbledon’s oldest outfield player in Tuesday’s London Senior Cup Final – and he was full of praise for his younger team-mates after they clinched glory.

 . Highlights of the recent victory for Wimbledon Under-18s against Crystal Palace can also be viewed using this link.Dons You TubeThe 24-year-old also spoke about his first season with Wimbledon and his hopes for the next campaign during an interview with Rob Cornell after Tuesday’s win. This can be viewed by clicking on 

Arthur was delighted to get an opportunity to end his own season on a high and he was impressed by Wimbledon’s youngsters on the night.

“I thought that all the boys did very well,” said Arthur. “A lot of our side were Under-18s, but they did not look out of place against a team of men and the Ryman Premier is a good league. George Oakley ran down the channels very well and Will Nightingale was as strong as ever at the back. Chace Jacquart and Tom Beere were also very good and it was a good performance from all of them.

“It was a bit disappointing that we conceded at the end, but the team had pressed a lot and worked very hard. I think it was a bit of fatigue from us at the end. Seb Brown pulled off some good very good saves.”

Arthur, who is pictured above with the rest of AFC Wimbledon’s victorious squad (photograph by Sarah Hobbs), is determined to make further progress after joining the Dons last summer.

“There is a lot that the young lads can take from tonight, but also for me too as it was good competition to play in,” added Arthur. “I will be looking to build on my first season here. It has gone well, but I got an injury which halted me a bit. On the whole it’s been a decent season for me, but I want to kick on next season.”

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