U18's Report and Gallery: Leyton Orient 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

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Orient fall short against AFC Wimbledon

This afternoon saw Orient play top of the league AFC Wimbledon which was a tough contest for the young O’s. The only goal in the game was through Wimbledon’s Williams.

No clear chances on goal from both teams, until the 17th minute Orient’s Nkrumah made a good run with the ball and played a ball out wide to Tanga. Good footwork from Tanga to beat his defender generated space for a shot on goal, but his effort was wide of the post.

A while after, Wimbledon created a good chance which saw the ball squared across Orient’s box, but it was well defended by Orient.

A good ball from Clements which found its way to the path of Nkrumah whose effort on goal was down the throat of the keeper.

A great chance for Orient as Clements nicked the ball from Wimbledon’s defender seeing him through on goal. He knocked the ball round the keeper and hit his effort low along the ground towards an open goal, but a Wimbledon defender on the line managed to clear it off the line, stopping a certain goal.

Orient were finding some joy in behind Wimbledon’s defence as a good ball found its way to an onrushing Smith-Kouassi, but his effort blazed over the goal.

This concluded the end of the first half, which saw Orient create the better chances.

HALF TIME: Leyton Orient 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

The second half was quiet until Wimbledon found the breakthrough in the 65th minute. A ball to the back post from the left wing found its way to Williams who converted from close range.

Clear cut chances were hard to come by, until an opportunity fell to the feet of Smith-Kouassi in the box, but he snatched at the effort and the ball went high over the goal. A big chance for Orient to equalise in the game.

Not much fell to the feet of the Orient attackers to get a goal in the last few minutes of the game. The last chance of the game was with Orient’s Davies who found the ball on the left wing, he cut inside onto his right foot and wrapped an effort outside of the box, but it failed to find the target.

This concluded the game which saw the O’s lose to AFC Wimbledon at home. The next game for the young O’s is in the FA youth cup away to Leatherhead FC for a 7.30pm kick off on the 4th of November, which fans can attend.

 

Teams:

Leyton Orient:

Phillips, Kwatchey, Sodje, Harvest, Apat, Obiero, Tanga, Clements(60’ Akinbusoye), Smith-Kouassi, Nkrumah, Davies

Subs:

Sworder, Reggie Pegrum, Eaton, Avgoustidis, Akinbusoye

 

AFC Wimbledon:

Jones, Mason, Sutcliffe, Mason, Onabanjo, Ali, Williams, Campbell, Stevens, Sasu, Lock

Subs:

Jenkins, Few, Olaniyan, Hallard, Bartley

Goals:

65’ Williams