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Report: U18s 7-2 Leyton Orient

20 October 2014

MK Dons Under-18s produced a sensational display to main their unbeaten home record with a 7-2 thrashing of Leyton Orient at Woughton-on-the-Green.

Four goals from Kabongo Tshimanga (pictured), two from Giorgio Rasulo and one from Ben Tilney helped the home side to a sixth win of the season on Saturday morning.

The hosts got off the mark just ten minutes in after Rasulo, playing just in behind the forwards, finished well after receiving a cross from the left to make it 1-0.

Seven minutes later, the hosts equalised after a deep corner was headed into the back of the net, possibly taking a deflection off a yellow shirt on the way.

The Dons, though, responded quickly and they made it 2-1 on 21 minutes after forward Tshimanga scored an impressive solo goal. He received the ball on the edge of the box, took on and beat his marker and from just inside the box hit a low shot across the keeper into the bottom left hand corner.

The home side were beginning to dominate proceedings and were creating chances regularly, with Tshimanga and Kyran Wiltshire among the players denied by the O’s keeper as they sought further goals.

The third goal eventually came on 31 minutes as Tshimanga scored his second of the afternoon, following good interplay between himself and Jacob Daffern. Tshimanga did well to negotiate the advancing O’s keeper and finished the move off to make it 3-1.

The home side continued where they left off in the second half and added a fourth goal on 52 minutes when Rasulo’s long-range effort was parried into the path of Ben Tilney, who rolled the ball home from two yards out.

The net was bulging once again just five minutes later as Tshimanga completed his hat-trick by finishing off a well worked team goal. Several players were involved in the move, before the number nine finished with a shot from inside the penalty area to make it 5-1 on 56 minutes.

Tshimanga was having a field day and he took his total for the season past 20 on 68 minutes after he received the ball inside the box, got in behind the defence and finished firmly into the centre of the net.

The seventh goal of a stunning Dons performance came in the 79th minute as Rasulo doubled his tally for the day with a wonderful free-kick from 25 yards, which he curled over the wall and out of the reach of the Londoners goalkeeper.

The O’s grabbed scored the merest of consolations with eight minutes left finishing off from inside the box after the Dons were caught out at the back before the Dons went close to an eight goal, hitting the crossbar with a late effort to round off a day in which they thoroughly outplayed their opponents.

After the match, Director of Youth Mike Dove said: “I am very pleased today. We played some fantastic football from the back and going forward.

“We said at half-time when we were 3-1 up the next goal was important if we were to go on and win the game. I was really pleased with our attacking play.

He continued: “Kabongo is flying. He has got over 20 goals with the under-18s and we are only in October, it just gives confidence to the team.

“The only thing that disappointed me later on in the game was that we stretched the game, didn’t run as hard as we could have and they could have got another one or two goals back on another day.”

Starting XI (3-4-1-2): Wyant; Brittain, Hunt, Tingey; Daffern, Okito (c), Wiltshire, Tilney (Owusu 68); Rasulo; Vaughan (Hadden 68), Tshimanga (Palmiero 76).

Unused subs: McCorkell (GK), Steele.

Goals: Rasulo 10, 79; Tshimanga 21, 31, 56, 68; Tilney 52.

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