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United beaten by Wombles

An out of sorts FC United went down 2-0 away to AFC Wimbledon, but if truth be told the defeat could have been a lot heavier if it wasn’t for some good keeping from Reds shot-stopper Sam Ashton.

The former Bolton Wanderers trainee pulled off some real heroics including a great penalty save midway through the first half. However, he could do nothing to stop Daniel Webb breaking the deadlock 40 minutes in and salt was rubbed in the wounds when Anthony Finn doubled the lead on the stroke of half time.

Manager Karl Marginson called in the cavalry at the interval with Rory Patterson, Rhodri Giggs and Josh Howard being introduced into the action. Together with the seemingly always dangerous Jerome Wright, the trio gave United some fresh impetus.

Patterson went close on a couple of occasions including one audacious volley from a corner kick that soared wide and Giggs could have scored with a header at the death. But the Dons defence stood firm and keeper Andy Little made some good stops without ever looking too overly troubled.

The day provided another good work out for United against a team one division higher in the football pyramid and the 800 or so travelling supporters seemed unperturbed by the scoreline, singing their hearts out as usual throughout the match.

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First Posted ~ 12:15 Tue 7 Aug 2007
News ID ~ 1080
Last Updated ~ 12:15 Tue 7 Aug 2007