Millwall 4-1 AFC Wimbledon

By AFCW Mad Reporter
Last updated : 17 November 2009
Dreams of Wembley were cruelly erased at the New Den where Millwall gave the Dons a lesson in finishing in the second half to claim their place in the next round with a tie at Staines. The difference in divisions between the league team and AFC Wimbledon wasn't really noticeable in the first half, where the Dons could have been comfortably ahead had they taken their chances.

A marvellous travelling attendance of 3300 reminded themselves of what a league stadium is like, and witnessed a competent first half performance from the Dons, all bar the finishing.

Millwall substitute Nick Price did the damage twice, as the Dons capitulated during a string of conceded corner kicks.

The joyous moment for Dons fans came when Lewis Taylor produced a cool finish after being put in by Kedwell and the massed ranks of yellow and blue duly went berserk. Hopes of a stirring comeback lasted little over five minutes before being scotched by Schofield who had all the time and space he could have wished for to extend the home sides lead, with Pullen helplessly exposed.

The fourth came as the Dons gambled on committing extra players to their attack, leaving the defence undermanned and Price the easy task of confirming victory for Millwall.

Goalscorer Taylor and custodian Pullen had great games for the Dons, and Kedwell and Main battled hard with little end product, the latter particularly unlucky when he shot narrowly wide after geting the better of the Millwall backline. Kedwell could have also hit the target had he shown more patience when well placed.

On the positive side, the club benefitted financially from the game and viewers across the world saw some encouraging signs for the future as the Dons showed their appetite for progression remains undiminished.

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