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Loan watch: Debutant Luke figures in Trophy shock

A round-up of Saturday's action involving Wimbledon players

18 December 2021

Luke Jenkins had an eventful debut for Tonbridge Angels in the third round of the FA Trophy this afternoon.

Even though our League One game at home to Portsmouth was postponed, there was still action elsewhere involving Wimbledon players.

Jenkins (pictured), who joined the National League South side on loan this week, was thrust straight into Steve McKimm’s starting line-up and given the number seven shirt against Torquay United from the league above.

The Kent club took an early first half lead after only nine minutes, in front of a crowd of 719 at Longmead Stadium. Torquay equalised nine minutes before the break, but Jenkins had the ball in the net midway through the second half, only for it to be disallowed. Four minutes from the end though Tonbridge, who also had former Wimbledon players Tom Beere and Tommy Wood in their line-up, wrapped up a shock win with a second goal.

Elsewhere, Corie Andrews came up against his former club Kingstonian. The seven-goal Aldershot striker played for 51 minutes before he was substituted, at a time when the Hampshire club were a goal down. The National League hosts went on to avoid a shock on this occasion though, as they turned it around to win 2-1 at the EBB Stadium.

Defender Jack Currie celebrated his 20th birthday this week and figured in Eastbourne Borough’s starting line-up away to Slough Town. Having gone a goal down, Currie set up an effort on goal after 27 minutes which came off the post, but the Sussex side went on to lose 3-1. There was also no further progress in the competition for striker Aaron Cosgrave with Dover Athletic, who went out 1-0 to Bromley at The Crabble.

Midfield duo Elliott Bolton and Alfie Bendle had early chances for Corinthian-Casuals in their Isthmian Premier game against Potters Bar Town. The Tolworth based side went on to win 4-1, although Bolton was shown a yellow card in the 70th minute.

AFC Wimbledon under-18s suffered only their second defeat in the Youth Alliance South East for this season. Stevenage joined Sutton United in having beaten the young Dons, but James Oliver-Pearce’s side still lead the way at the top of the table despite losing 2-1.


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