Courageous Young Cards knocked out of Youth Cup by clinical Wimbledon side

Charlie Terry
1:34pm, Mon 8th Nov 2021
Woking exited the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday evening at the First Round Proper after succumbing to a 7-0 defeat against Wimbledon at Plough Lane.

Woking made some early chances against a composed Wimbledon side. A chip shot acrobatically pushed over the bar from their keeper was the first memorable chance of the match, however two well worked goals, finished by senior player Quaine Bartley, quickly took the game away from Woking.

Both sides were able to make some decent chances with Woking looking fast on the turnover and winning a few free-kicks, however it was Wimbledon who extended their lead to five, with the last of these being a fortunate goal scored from a corner.

The second half was a hard-fought battle too, with lots of big tackles and passing play from both teams. With Wimbledon making the more substitutes they looked very strong on the ball, but they were countered many times by some great tackling and blocks. A long range shot which looked to be heading in the top corner was parried away from their keeper, which was followed up by some half-chances from corners and good build up play.

Despite the Woking fight, it wasn’t to be as Wimbledon scored number six with a lovely passage of play ending in a nice one touch chip. The seventh goal was controversial, with many viewing it as being a potential offside. A late tap-in on the end of a Wimbledon shot was just out of reach for the keeper. Nevertheless, it was an unlucky performance from Woking who couldn’t find the back of the net with the chances they produced.

Unfortunately, this was the end to the Young Cards’ FA Youth Cup venture who had played so well to get where they were.

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