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Praise from Newcastle hero

7 January 2016

Watch video of Dons players celebrating glory

A fantastic gesture from Newcastle hero Peter Beardsley rounded off a wonderful achievement for AFC Wimbledon in the FA Youth Cup at St James’ Park last night.

The former England international, who is now a coach in the Newcastle academy set-up, watched the young Dons win 2-1 and afterwards he visited the away dressing room to offer his congratulations.

“I take my hat off to you because I thought you were fantastic,” said Peter. “I work for Newcastle and I want my team to win, but it would have been an injustice if you had not won. It was a pleasure to watch every one of you from start to finish. You deserved everything that you got and good luck in the next round.”

Of course, Beardsley was a part of the Liverpool side beaten by Wimbledon in the 1988 FA Cup Final.

also a part of England’s squad that reached the World Cup semi-final in Italia 90. However, he was widely recognised as one of the best players of his generation in this country after an illustrious playing career with Newcastle, Liverpool and Everton. The Newcastle-born striker was

A great video clip of Wimbledon players celebrating in the dressing room, followed by Peter’s gesture, is now on our official You Tube channel.

 to view it.Cup GloryClick on  

WDON commentator Rob Cornell was right on hand to capture the post-match celebrations afterwards and he did an interview with manager Mark Robinson, Alfie Egan, Paul Kalambayi and Will Mannion. This is now on Dons Player.

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