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Preview: County Cup Quarter Final

All you need to know ahead of tonight's tie...

13 February 2019

MK Dons take on Marlow this evening looking to secure a place in the Semi Finals of the Berks and Bucks FA Senior Cup.

The Dons overcame Wantage Town 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash, with a Brandon Thomas-Asante finish and a late Jenson Wright goal securing their passage.

They now face Marlow at their Alfred Davis Memorial Ground with a place in the Semi-Finals on offer for the winner. Either Slough Town, Reading or Aylesbury United/Maidenhead United await the victor in the Final Four.

Kick-off at Oak Tree Road is at 7.45pm.

Marlow currently ply their trade in the Bostik League South Central Division – level 8 on the football pyramid.

The Blues currently sit second in the table having lost just four of their 24 matches this campaign. They have scored 42 league goals in 2018/19 and, with only 20 goals conceded, boast the best defensive record in their division.

Marlow, two-time winners of the competition, secured their place in the Last 8 with wins over Didcot Town and Ascot United.

MK Dons put in a professional performance to beat Wantage Town 3-0 in the last round of the BBFA Senior Cup.

Brandon Thomas-Asante opened the scoring in the first half for Edu Rubio’s side before doubling the advantage after the interval.

The Dons’ third and final goal arrived late in the game - substitute Jenson Wright the goalscorer.

Marlow also enjoyed a 3-0 victory in their Last 16 tie with Ascot United.

Marcus Mealing netted the first for the Blues, heading home with his very first touch. He then rose again power in a second header shortly after the hour.

A third goal to finish matters followed late on with Jay Welch in the right place at the right time to turn in a low shot.


Just like in the last round, MK Dons’ side will likely be made up of young professionals and Academy players.

Oran Jackson, Sam Nombe and Liam Sole are likely to be unavailable due to their loan commitments but Finn Tapp, David Kasumu and Dylan Asonganyi could all feature.

In terms of Academy players, Rubio’s should have his entire Under-18s squad available for selection with the exception of first-year scholars John Freeman and Ollie Leach, who are unavailable due to injury.

Entry to the match is priced at £8 adults and £4 concessions. Supporters can pay for entry from the Ticket Office at the Alfred Davis Memorial Ground.

Can’t make the tie? Match updates will be provided on mkdons.com and Twitter while a full report will be published shortly after the final whistle.


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