Harrow Borough 2 AFC Wimbledon 3 HARROW Borough's youngsters gave ill boss David Howell a pick-me-up with an impressive performance against AFC Wimbledon's second string in the London Senior Cup quarter final last night.
The Borough first team boss was absent through flu but would have been delighted with the effort of a side made up mostly of reserve and fringe players.
Lively striker Andrew Harewood capped his first team debut with two well-executed goals but the visitors sneaked through to the last four courtesy of Charlie Clark-Gleave's 83 rd minute winner.
It was rough on Borough, who after surviving sustained spells of Dons pressure looked dangerous going forward with Kenta Nakashima, switched to the right flank, particularly impressive.
Matt Harmsworth headed the visitors in front from Elliott Godfrey's pin-point cross after 22 minutes but their lead lasted barely a minute when Harewood beat Seb Brown with a rasping drive from 22 yards.
AFC regained the lead eight minutes later when Harmsworth ghosted in around the back of the defence before confidently poking the ball past Keita Karamoko.
The hosts kept their composure, however, and the tireless Harewood squared things with ten minutes to go, dancing through several challenges before dinking the ball over Brown from five yards.
But this time it was Harrow's turn to switch off after scoring when the winner arrived three minutes later. A corner was whipped in from the right and Clark-Gleave was left unmarked at the near post to power a bullet header past Karamoko.
Line-up: Karamoko, Dahl, Marsh-Brown, King, Leech (cpt), Owen, Nakashima, McGonigle, Harewood, Whitely, Adeyemi.