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Loan round-up: Ilunga helps Hemel progress

All the up-to-date news on MK Dons’ loanees…

22 November 2022

Brooklyn Ilunga supported Hemel Hempstead to progress into the next round of the Buildbase FA Trophy, Jack Davies made his return debut for Concord Rangers and Ronnie Sandford was strong between the sticks.

Brooklyn Ilunga played 90 minutes for Hemel Hempstead, plus a penalty shootout, which helped the team progress into the next stage of the FA Trophy due to late drama.
 
The number 11 contributed to the late action, which inevitably helped the Tudors to win the tie. Ilunga struck the ball towards goal, but his effort glanced over the crossbar. Hemel then used this momentum to win a late corner, which their goalkeeper, Chris King, converted from in the dying moments of the game.
 
Following the late goal, the Tudors were determined winners after a 5-4 penalty shootout resulted in their favour. The young Dons player didn’t take a penalty.
 
Concord Rangers welcomed Jack Davies back to the field as he was granted a place in the starting XI for his return debut game for the Beach Boys.
 
Concord was knocked out of the FA Trophy after their meeting against Harrow Borough. The hosts scored two goals within the fixture, but that wasn’t enough to match Borough’s four netted attempts, which secured them a place in the next round of the competition.
 
Ronnie Sandford featured in Hertford Town’s Non-League Division One fixture against Cirencester Town. The young goalkeeper made multiple stops, which helped the team in their hopes to grasp a result.
 
Unfortunately, the Blues fell short in a 2-1 defeat, but they will look to bounce-back in their midweek league game against Walthamstow.

UNDER-18s

Joel Anker, Tommy Blennerhassett and Charlie Waller have all been sent out to Tring Athletic on work experience terms.

All three of the young Dons featured in the squad for their debut game against Dunstable Town. The Under-18s players all contributed to a 1-0 victory, which was secured in the dying stages of the game by an MK Dons player.

Charlie Waller had an impressive start to his Tring Athletic move, the defender, who played throughout the full 90-minute match, put on a solid display which awarded him with a clean sheet in his first game for the club.

Tommy Blennerhassett was named in the starting XI and the striker caused problems for the opposition throughout the fixture. Even though he didn’t find the back of the net, the young forward had a lively debut for Athletic.

Joel Anker, who was amongst the substitutes, came on in minute 62 to score a late winner in his debut appearance. The young Don surged into the box and received a tricky back pass from his teammate, Anker then calmly slotted the ball past Dunstable’s keeper and secured the win for Tring Athletic, who erupted in celebration, during the dying stages of the match.


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