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Wimbledon win by two in a close fight with Weymouth

By Erik Reidarsen

A second-half brace from Ethan Chislett sends Wimbledon through to the second round of the FA Cup.

AFC Wimbledon had a slow start in last night's home game against National League South side, Weymouth FC. The home team was overrun both in the stands and on the pitch during the first half, with songs such as “is this a library” and “we can sing one of your songs if you like” coming from the away end. Weymouth controlled both the possession and had the most chances, but they could not find the back of the net.


Photo by: Gary Heffernan

Early on in the second half Weymouth`s central midfielder, Xander McBurnie grazed the post with a thundering shot, but once again The Terras fell short. Only two minutes later, Wimbledon opened the scoring with a quick free kick to play through Ayoub Assal who slotted it in from a sharp angle.

After the goal, Weymouth came back in control of the game, but without the same passion as before the break and when Wimbledon brought on Ethan Chislett in the 58th minute it all fell apart for the visitors. Only three minutes later Wimbledon scored one of their best goals of the year with Harvey Pell and Assal combining beautifully to put Chislett through on goal. Chislett took the chance with both hands and doubled their lead.

It went from bad to worse for Weymouth when Chislett once again was on the end of some marvelous team play from The Dons where he sealed the match with his 3-0 goal. Weymouth did get one goal back, courtesy of Bradley Ash, but it was too little, too late for the visitors, and the game ended 3-1. AFC Wimbledon progresses through to the second round where they will face Chesterfield.

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