Late Barking screamer knocks young MK Dons out of FA Youth Cup
The young MK Dons' FA Youth Cup run came to an and on Wednesday night
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MK Dons U18's run in the FA Youth Cup came to an end in the second round on Wednesday night as a late Barking goal send them out of the competition.
A stunning strike from Oumar Ndao from the edge of the 18-yard-box sailed past Dons keeper Jesse Bedford with seven minutes to go to send the London side into the third round at Mayesbrook Park Stadium.
It was a much-changed side taking to the field for the second round compared to the first for John Bitting's side, but the game was a pretty even affair through the opening half. Albert Wood fired wide for the visitors, as would Chase Medwynter, while Keon Lewis-Burgess would thump against the post at the end of the half.
The north London side though would emerge the brighter for the second-half, and Bedford needed to be at his best to deny the opener with a one-on-one.
Medwynter continued to be Dons' best chance of opening the scoring, looking to break in behind the Barking line several times, and seeing a free-kick bravely blocked.
With seven minutes to go though, Ndao's brilliant strike was enough to secure victory on any stage, sending Barking through into the third round.