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Dons ready to roll back the years in memorial match tonight

Spectators welcome to attend game to support Antonio Walker

3 October 2019

Former Dons that helped create special moments in the FA Youth Cup will come together tonight for a memorial match in support of Antonio Walker.

Ex-Academy player Antonio recently lost his mother Angelina and he will be joined by several of his former team-mates for a match tonight at his current club Whyteleafe.

Alfie Egan, Toyosi Olusanya, Seanan McKillop, Reece Williams-Bowers, Nathan Wood, Dan Ano, Louie Cockle, and Jason Stripp, and Reece Batchelor are among those pencilled in to take on BetVictor South Eastern Division side Whyteleafe.

The match is a 7.30 pm kick-off and spectators are welcome to attend.

Under-18s manager Rob Tuvey said: "As an academy we are working hard to try to raise funds for the funeral. We have a game going on tonight that the boys will be playing in. I think it will be great if we can get as many fans as possible to support players that really put our academy on the map. We've also put together a page to raise funds for the funeral to support Anthony."

Wimbledon supporters will remember the fine achievements from 2016 and 2017 when the young Dons reached the last-16 of the FA Youth Cup in two successive seasons. In the first of those two years, Wimbledon knocked out Watford and Newcastle, before bowing out to eventual winners Chelsea in front of over 3,000 spectators at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. Angelina (far left in the photo above) is pictured celebrating that memorable victory at Newcastle United. 

Visit the JustGiving web page set-up by our Academy to make a donation.

The address for Thursday's game is as follows: Church Lane, Whyteleafe, CR3 0AR, Surrey. Prices are £5.00 for adults and £2 for Under-12s. 

Take a look below at a video containing special FA Youth Cup moments from when Antonio was at the club, including his fine individual goal against Hull City.

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