The Peterborough United reserves were beaten 3-1 at AFC Wimbledon.
AFC Wimbledon secured their second victory over Peterborough United in a week as the second string recorded a 3-1 victory in the Central League Cup on Tuesday afternoon with Dave Farrell’s men a tad unlucky to be on the wrong end of the result.
A foul not spotted in the build-up directly led to the opening goal and there was a touch of offside about the second strike, however, Posh had enough chances in front of goal to score more than the one they secured through Sam Cartwright.
The Dons opened the scoring early on through Toby Sillock who was left unmarked at a corner kick to prod the ball past Dion-Curtis Henry. The young keeper had denied Fitzpatrick with a fine save with his legs after the referee had failed to spot a blatant body check on Ricardo Almeida Santos in the build-up.
The home side made it 2-0 when Fitzpatrick finished well after a crossfield pass although it did look as if the striker was standing offside when the ball was driven across. Adil Nabi clipped the top of the crossbar with a well flighted free-kick and George Moncur also went close as Posh pressed before the interval.
The arrears were halved when Cartwright squeezed in a header from a Nathan Oduwa corner kick, his third goal in his last five appearances in all competitions. Posh made a triple substitution at the break with Thursday’s FA Youth Cup first round tie with Port Vale at the ABAX Stadium (7pm) in mind.
One of those replacements, Deon Moore, saw a shot smothered by the keeper and Matt Stevens saw a looping header tipped over the bar by the keeper. The Dons added to their advantage when Fitzpatrick bundled home from a left-wing centre and Henry made two more excellent stops to keep Posh in with a shout.
Jerome Binnom-Williams was miraculously denied by the keeper after a near post corner from Nabi while Moncur was also denied as Posh pressed late on.
Posh: Henry, Cartwright (sub Goode 46min) Binnom-Williams, White, Almeida Santos, Nabi, Oduwa, Moncur, Gow (sub Penfold 46min), Stevens, Chettle (sub Moore).