U18s Match Report: AFC Wimbledon 4-2 Leyton Orient

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Wimbledon complete comeback to get all three points

Saturday afternoon saw Orient lose 4-2 to AFC Wimbledon after a quick start from orient was overshadowed by Wimbledon’s dominant second half performance. There were goals from Orient’s Charlie Pegrum and Ashley Koroma. Goals from Wimbledon came from their Defender and their strikers.

Orient started off to a flyer, with a goal in the first minute. Charlie Pegrum was played through on goal by Nkrumah, he buried his chance coolly, beating the keeper.

Not long after, Orient found their second after a great goal from Koroma as he got his first goal of the season. He shot from outside of the box seeing his effort fly into the goal over the keeper. An unbelievable start from the O’s.

Orient were very dominant in the first half with plenty of promising attacks but couldn’t kill the game off. Late on in the first half Reggie Pegrum played a great ball over the top to Charlie Pegrum to chase, he attempted a pass into Tangas path, but the effort was intercepted.

Wimbledon’s only effort of the goal came from a corner which saw a header go narrowly wide of the goal.

This concluded the end of the first half, which saw a dominant half from the O’s.

Half time: AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Leyton Orient

A quiet start and slow second half until Wimbledon found their first goal of the game. The ball was whipped into the box after a corner hit the post, which came back out and was converted from close range. Phillips got a touch on the ball, but it wasn’t enough.

Wimbledon were starting to find momentum so much so that an effort on goal saw Phillips pull out a good save to deny them from close range.

In the 80th minute Wimbledon found the equaliser, a dangerous ball into the box from a corner was converted with a header.

Minutes later, Wimbledon scored again as another set piece caused trouble for the young O’s. A ball into the box was smashed in with a header beating Phillips. This saw Wimbledon complete the comeback.

To add even more insult to injury, Wimbledon found a fourth. Miscommunication from the defence led to a calm and calculated finish from Wimbledon’s attack.

This concluded the game which saw a quick start from Orient, but a dominant second half from Wimbledon saw them complete the comeback and take all three points. The next game sees the O’s take on a mouth-watering fixture away to Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup.

Full Time: AFC Wimbledon 4-2 Leyton Orient

Teams: 

Leyton Orient:

Phillips, Reggie Pegrum, Sodje, Harvest, Eaton, Tawiah, Tanga, Obiero, Nkrumah, Koroma(Ojo 81’), Charlie Pegrum

Subs:

Sworder, Ojo, Davies, St Louis