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Kick off 19:00 (UK)

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16 January 2018 Venue Weston Homes Community Stadium Attendance 262 Referee W Cartmel

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

Colchester United U18
2 - 0
FT
MK Dons U18

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4-2-3-1
  • 1
    Harry Seaden
    GK
  • 2
    Rob Howard
    DF
  • 5
    Billy Cracknell
    DF
  • 6
    Ollie Kensdale
    DF
  • 3
    George Keys
    DF
  • 4
    Sam Cornish
    MF
  • 8
    Callum Anderson
    MF
  • 7
    Dean Ager
    MF
  • 10
    Noah Chilvers
    MF
  • 11
    Ollie Sims
    MF
  • 9
    Callum Jones (C)
    FW

Substitutes

  • 12
    Frankie Stone
    SUB
  • 14
    Max Maughn
    SUB
  • 15
    Andre Hassanally
    SUB
  • 16
    Reuben Mudd
    SUB
  • 17
    Kieran Michaels
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Jon De Souza

4-2-3-1
  • 1
    Alfie Jones
    GK
  • 2
    Delsin Ackom
    DF
  • 5
    Finn Tapp (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Tommy Hope
    DF
  • 3
    Matthew Sorinola
    DF
  • 8
    David Kasumu
    MF
  • 4
    Charlie Pattison
    MF
  • 7
    Bradley Bell
    MF
  • 10
    Jay Bird
    MF
  • 11
    Liam Sole
    MF
  • 9
    Joe Evans
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    George Rose
    SUB
  • 12
    Jenson Wright
    SUB
  • 14
    Jack Hourican-Harvey
    SUB
  • 15
    Recoe Martin
    SUB
  • 16
    Jamie Robinson
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Edu Rubio

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Preview: Colchester United U18s

All you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s FA Youth Cup Fourth Round clash...

16 January 2018

MK Dons Under-18s will be looking to reach the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in the Club’s history when they face Colchester United tonight.

Edu Rubio’s side recorded a dramatic late win over Cardiff City in the Third Round of the competition when Tommy Hope secured the win with a sensational volley late in the tie.

The Under-18s will be looking to complete a historical week as this past Saturday they came from behind to beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1, securing the Youth Alliance League South East title in the process. The current crop of youngsters became the first Under-18s side in the Club’s history to achieve such a feat.

This evening's fixture has to be settled on the night so extra-time and penalties will follow should the sides be level come the final whistle.

Kick-off is at 7pm.

Colchester United enter tonight's tie without a win in their last two competitive fixtures – their last was the 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup.

The U’s have also seen off competition from Bishop’s Stortford FC and Cheshunt FC to reach this stage in the tournament.

MK Dons showed their grit and determination on Saturday as they came from behind to beat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 to secure the title with two games remaining. Goals from Charlie Pattison and Recoe Martin secured the three points and the league honour for Edu Rubio’s side.

Last time out in the FA Youth Cup, a stunning late goal from Tommy Hope sent the boys from MK1 into the Fourth Round after an excellent defensive display against Cardiff City.

Colchester suffered a 2-0 defeat against Queens Park Rangers in their last fixture, while in the Third Round of the competition the Essex-outfit were 2-0 winners against Crewe Alexandra with Ollie Simms and Noah Chilvers grabbing the goals.

Edu Rubio will be without Dylan Asonganyi for tonight's clash. The top scorer for the Under-18s is currently suffering from a knee injury that also saw him miss the Third Round win over Cardiff City.

David Kasumu, who has on the bench for the first-team on the weekend, will be looking to make an impact from midfield, while Liam Sole who found the back of the net against Colchester United’s Under-23s earlier in the season will be hoping to do the same this evening.

Finn Tapp, who also found the net in that fixture, will be looking to provide stability in defence alongside Tommy Hope.

Tickets are priced at £7 adults, £5 seniors/under-18s and £3 under-14s while under-11 tickets are just £1. Members of the armed forces can attend for £5. Tickets can be bought at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, cash only.

Supporters wishing the follow the action from home can do so via the Match Centre while a full match report available to view on mkdons.com after the final whistle.

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FA Youth Cup: Colchester United 2-0 MK Dons

Under-18s eliminated from the competition at Fourth Round stage...

16 January 2018

Milton Keynes Dons Under-18s bowed out of the FA Youth Cup at the Fourth Round stage after a 2-0 defeat at Colchester United.

The Category 2 Club secured their passage into the Fifth Round thanks to goals from Sam Cornish and Callum Jones setting up a tie with either Charlton Athletic or Reading.

Edu Rubio made just one change from the side that eliminated Cardiff City in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup with Joe Evans replacing Recoe Martin.

Both sides looked to be suffering from nerves from the off with neither Colchester or MK Dons able to stamp their authority on the tie.

It was the home side, however, who had the first chance of the game. Callum Jones worked his way down the left before picking out Sam Cornish on the edge of the box. The midfielder hammered home from 10-yards to give the hosts the lead three minutes into the clash.

Following the opening goal, chances were few and far between for both sides with the game very much a midfield battle.

With 17 minutes on the clock, Finn Tapp carried the ball 25-yards before trying his luck from just outside the box - unfortunately his shot sailed over the crossbar.

With seven minutes left in the first-half, Liam Sole was a whisker away from levelling the scoring. The tricky winger jinxed past three Colchester defenders before cutting back onto his left foot and placing his effort narrowly wide. 

Within five minutes of the restart, Dean Ager had two chances within quick succession to extend the U’s league. On both occasions, the Colchester United youngster curled his effort wide of Alfie Jones’ goal. 

Colchester didn’t have to wait long to double their advantage though. With 59 minutes on the clock, Callum Jones converted from Andre Hassanally’s low cross and left Rubio’s side with a mountain to climb.

The boys from MK1 almost found their way back into the game just five minutes later, Joe Evans found himself unmarked following a short corner but he failed to test Harry Seaden.

With the game drawing to a close, David Kasumu was denied by a terrific save from Harry Seaden. The young goalkeeper got a strong right hand to the midfielder's effort - a strike that was destined for the top corner.

The young Dons were unable to break down a resilient Colchester defence with the home side progressing into the next round. 

Starting XI: Jones; Ackom (Hourican-Harvey 46), Tapp (C), Hope, Sorinola (Robinson 73),; Kasumu, Pattison; Bell (Martin 56), Bird, Sole; Evans.

Unused subs: Rose, Wright..

Booked: Pattison, Kasumu.

Referee: W. Cartmel

Attendance: 262

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