Strutton double sets up Dons win on FA Cup night of drama at Kingsmeadow

Dons beat York City to edge closer to historical FA Cup meeting

We're through: Dons striker Jack Midson celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal to clinch a 4-3 extra-time triumph over York City

Opener: AFC Wimbledon's Charlie Strutton fires home his side's first goal to level the scores after Dons keeper Seb Brown had netted an own goal

Doubling up: Charlie Strutton nets his second to put the Dons 2-1 up but York City were to level things up in second half injury time

One more required: Striker Byron Harrison continued his recent run of goalscoring form as he put his side 3-2 up in the first half of extra-time

Key moment: Rashid Yussuff lies injured after the challenge from Scott Kerr that saw the York City man sent-off

You beauty: Charlie Strutton celebrates his second goal with the AFC Wimbledon faithful

First published in Sport Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

AFC Wimbledon are one step closer to playing MK Dons in the second round of the FA Cup after seeing off 10-man York City 4-3 in extra time.

The Dons must wait until tomorrow night to see if they face a winnable trip to Cambridge City or the controversial and emotive journey to Stadium MK.

A Seb Brown own goal in front of the ESPN cameras gifted York the lead before a Charlie Strutton brace had Dons 2-1 ahead.

York's Scott Kerr was sent off for a rash challenge on Rashid Yussuff in the build up to the Dons equaliser - Yussuff was soon withdrawn by Neal Ardley to be replaced by Stacy Long.

Dons appeared to be heading through inside 90 minutes until York sub Jamie Reed popped up with an injury time equaliser for 2-2 to set up the extra 30 minutes.

The first period of extra time belonged to the Dons with Byron Harrison and Jack Midson knocking the stuffing out of York with two quickfire goals.

The second half was checkmate with York pushing forward and Dons happy to contain and attack on the break.

Clarke Carlisle poked home a third York goal with just moments left to set uyp a nervy finish, and seconds later Strutton had his hat-trick, only for the referee to pull play back having already blown for a Dons free-kick. 

 

More to follow.

 

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4:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

paintitred says...

good luck in the next round.
but i doubt you will have the ref in your pocket in future,
just how did Gregory remain on the pitch is a complete mystery.

Ref keith stroud demoted from the top flight and we wittnessed why last night,

it should have been 10 v 10 and a york a penalty kick too the good,

i know you hate MK ( and the letter between c and e) but i think you will be blasted out of sight at there palce good luck all the same.

see you in march ;)
good luck in the next round. but i doubt you will have the ref in your pocket in future, just how did Gregory remain on the pitch is a complete mystery. Ref keith stroud demoted from the top flight and we wittnessed why last night, it should have been 10 v 10 and a york a penalty kick too the good, i know you hate MK ( and the letter between c and e) but i think you will be blasted out of sight at there palce good luck all the same. see you in march ;) paintitred
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11:16am Wed 14 Nov 12

Football lover says...

I have great admiration for York. I was at Bootham Crescent for the league game when they really failed to take chances and ultimately paid the price. I was banking on them coming to Wimbledon on Monday to avenge the loss and they nearly did. Wimbledon really did get the luck that night but York fought as hard as any team I've seen to get back into it (twice). A credit to a great town and their fans. I will not now thank you for making us, not you, face the franchise club in Bucks. If you had played them you would just get beaten in just another game. For us we will probably get beaten but the result is less important for football. At best we make a few quid but lose more by having to play them. I will not go but others will. I will look forward more to seeing York and their fans back at Kingsmeadow next year. Good luck for the rest of the season. P.S. Will Jason Walker ever beat Seb Brown. He will never get a better chance than last Monday
I have great admiration for York. I was at Bootham Crescent for the league game when they really failed to take chances and ultimately paid the price. I was banking on them coming to Wimbledon on Monday to avenge the loss and they nearly did. Wimbledon really did get the luck that night but York fought as hard as any team I've seen to get back into it (twice). A credit to a great town and their fans. I will not now thank you for making us, not you, face the franchise club in Bucks. If you had played them you would just get beaten in just another game. For us we will probably get beaten but the result is less important for football. At best we make a few quid but lose more by having to play them. I will not go but others will. I will look forward more to seeing York and their fans back at Kingsmeadow next year. Good luck for the rest of the season. P.S. Will Jason Walker ever beat Seb Brown. He will never get a better chance than last Monday Football lover
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2:52pm Wed 14 Nov 12

paintitred says...

For those that dont want to give MK (i refuse to use the d word) your cash. get ya heads together and hire a venue and big screen with all profits going straight to the true dons.
Mk are imposters and shouldbe forced to drop the D word.

all the best and you just never know , afc may yet see a fairy tail ending to the match the media drolled over.

cheers
For those that dont want to give MK (i refuse to use the d word) your cash. get ya heads together and hire a venue and big screen with all profits going straight to the true dons. Mk are imposters and shouldbe forced to drop the D word. all the best and you just never know , afc may yet see a fairy tail ending to the match the media drolled over. cheers paintitred
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