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Report: Dag & Red 1-1 U18s

23 March 2016

A youthful Dons Under-18s side drew 1-1 with Dagenham & Redbridge last weekend.

Mike Dove’s team included only one second-year scholar and four schoolboys but they were still able to come away from their Youth Alliance Merit League 2 clash with a point thanks to Sam Nombe’s 16th minute strike.

Nombe’s fine finish, a first-time effort into the top-right corner from Peter Kioso’s cross, opened the scoring for the Dons.

However, their lead lasted just nine minutes as the hosts levelled things up through a close-range header from a corner.

The Daggers then fired over as they went in search of completing a first-half turn around before Brandon Thomas-Asante went close to restoring his side’s advantage with a one-on-effort which was saved by the home team’s keeper.

After the break, Dove’s side piled on the pressure and right-back Harry Stratton almost found the target with a right-footed effort from a corner, while Thomas-Asante dragged a shot wide.

The Dons striker also hit the crossbar with a stunning effort late on but neither he nor his teammates could find a winner, meaning they were forced to settle for a point.

Starting XI: McCorkell; Stratton (Trialist), Omar, Jackson, Trialist; Kasumu, McElroy; Kioso (Phillpot 85), Logan, Nombe; Thomas-Asante (Asonganyi 62).

Unused subs: None

Goals: Kiosko 16

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