AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Sutton United
By Darren Reginald
A brilliant team goal from AFC Wimbledon as they crash the finalists Sutton United out of the Papa Johns Trophy in the fourth round.
Sutton United were hoping for a confidence boost from the weekend win over Rochdale to help them advance to the round of 16. Their return to Wembley was cancelled as number 18 Kyle Hudlin opened the scoring for the home side in the 17th minute.
The home side were feeling confident as they extended their unbeaten run to 10 games in the league and had not defeats to their name in cup competitions, to advance themselves into the round of 16.
Before the game, Sutton had to bring in their main starting 11 to try and defend their place in the final and try and win Papa Johns Trophy this time. Omar Bugiel and Charley Kendall came back into the starting line-up as the main attack force.
Whereas Wimbledon had only one player in the starting line-up against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday and that was Hus Biler.
After 15 minutes of both sides battling out to open the scoring, AFC Wimbledon opened the scoring thanks to a beautiful team goal as Kyle Hudlin strokes the ball passed Josh Neufville into the back of the net to open the scoring.
Few times both teams were in their six yard box, but Sutton were unable to grab an equaliser from well taken efforts thanks to Sam Hart and Will Randall and the follow up shot was saved low by Nathan Broome.
As second half went underway, Rose felt uncomfortable as he had to deal with a powerful volley from Quaine Bartley that bounced in front of him. Tempers started to flare up as the referee had to intervene with the game for many occasions. Sutton turned up the tempo as they were really close from grabbing that equaliser they desperately needed.
This resulted in a frustrating evening for the away side as they came close many times to force this game into extra time. Bookings were awarded to John Bugiel for Sutton United. For AFC Wimbledon the goal scorer, Biler and Broome.