Reserves Defeated By Dons
2:58pm, Sat 15th Jan 2011
Woking Reserves 0 AFC Wimbledon Reserves 1
Suburban Football League Premier
Saturday 15th January 2011
A Woking side made up of current and former Academy players started with a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Charlie Turnbull playing just behind lone striker Gavin Miller. The visitors side included former Woking players Billy Hussey & Delano Sam-Yorke.
Josh Watkins had the first real chance of the game, making a run from right-back, beating 3 defenders before shooting just inside the area, keeper Ulysees Obame pulling off a good save. Straight up the other end Hussey tried chipping young Woking keeper Jordan Kennedy, but he was alert to it and held on to the ball.
Woking tried a quick counter attack in the 18th minute, Sean Bradley breaking down the right, his cross going over the heads of the Dons' defenders, Miller's side foot effort went just wide of the post.
Kennedy made the best save of the half in the 22nd minute, Sam-Yorke getting free from the defence 25 yards out and firing towards the top corner, Kennedy reacting well to push behind for a corner.
Wimbledon took the lead in the 28th minute, Hussey side footing into the goal from close range after a cross from the left wing.
Half Time: Woking Reserves 0 AFC Wimbledon Reserves 1
The Dons almost added a 2nd straight after kick off, Brendan Kiernan breaking through the middle into the penalty area, Watkins making an excellent last ditch sliding tackle.
Rob Carr had a header deflected behind for a corner in the 50th minute, and from that Joe Reay put in a good cross only for Miller to head inches over the crossbar.
Kennedy pulled off 2 almost identical saves within minutes of each other, diving quickly low to his left both times to prevent Karl Douglin from scoring. With 5 minutes to go Kennedy was also called upon to save from a Sam-Yorke header from close range.
In injury time Woking nearly drew level, Reay controlling the ball well on the left and playing a great pass into the box for Watkins to run on to, Obame rushing out to save.
Full Time: Woking Reserves 0 AFC Wimbledon Reserves 1
MOTM: Jordan Kennedy
Woking: 1. Jordan Kennedy, 2. Josh Watkins, 3. Joe Reay, 4. Tom Topham (15. Alfred Ajani, 84 mins), 5. Chris Richards, 6. Callum Eagle, 7. Sean Bradley, 8. Jack Blatchford, 9. Gavin Miller, 10. Rob Carr (14. Jack Mazzone, 80 mins), 11. Charlie Turnbull
Unused Sub: 16. Sam Charles