Under-18s pegged back by Stevenage
A last-gasp equaliser denied the young Dons a second successive victory after Jayden Antwi’s fine double had seemingly bagged the points.
Our Under-18s marched into a 2-0 lead against Stevenage on Saturday through Antwi (pictured left above), before the visitors fought back and snatched a 2-2 draw in the Football League Youth Alliance.
Assistant Manager James Oliver-Pearce said: “After dominating and being in control for long periods, the boys naturally felt gutted not to have won the game. However, we believe that it was a step in the right direction. It’s important the players recognise that we can take a lot of positives from the performance, but they must realise how vital it is to see out their jobs until the final whistle.”
minute when Nathan Wood brilliantly skipped past his marker and sent over a lovely cross that was headed home by Antwi.thWimbledon made a bright start and it was so nearly 1-0 after 20 minutes when a towering header from Osaze Urhoghide bounced off a post. Callum Phillips was also denied by the Stevenage goalkeeper as Wimbledon dominated. However, there was no reprieve for Stevenage in the 25
Nick Akoto and Urhoghide both came close to making it two during a goalmouth scramble, but Antwi was in the right place at the right time once again to head home.
minute free-kick and Jacob Croud tapped home after a goalmouth scramble.th minute to make it a nervy finale. After riding out late pressure, it appeared Wimbledon had done enough to win it, but the Dons failed to deal with a 96ndAfter initially coping well with an improved Stevenage attack in the second-half, Wimbledon conceded in the 72
.Man of the Match for Wimbledon was Jayden Antwi