Wimbledon overthrow Ebbsfleet
AFC Wimbledon booked their spot in the second round of the FA Cup after upsetting Ebbsfleet United.
Last Updated: 18/11/10 10:50pm
AFC Wimbledon booked their spot in the second round of the FA Cup after upsetting Ebbsfleet United 3-2 at home after extra-time.
Sammy Moore completed the visitors' battling comeback as he notched the winner and his second of the evening in the dying moments after the additional 30 minutes.
The midfielder was the hero of the night for Wimbledon having already rescued his side from what appeared an almost certain 2-1 defeat by netting a last-gasp strike in regular time.
The visitors made a bright start to the clash, which was a replay following the draw at Kingsmeadow earlier this month, going ahead in just the ninth minute.
A superb headed assist from Rashid Yussuf set Mark Nwokeji up perfectly, allowing the striker to nod home from in front of the goal.
But the hosts were then handed the perfect chance to equalise when Tom Phipp was brought down in the area by Andre Blackman just a minute later, prompting referee Keith Hill to point to the penalty spot.
Ashley Carew stepped up to clinically convert the spot-kick, sending Wombles goalkeeper Sebastien Brown the wrong way as he rolled his effort comfortably into the net.
Carew was then on target again soon after with an impressive shot from 12 yards out which he curled skilfully around Brown to hand the home side their second goal.
The attacking midfielder almost made it a hat-trick on the stroke of half-time when he fired a blazing attempt towards the visitors' goal, but young keeper Brown pulled off a notable save to deny him a third.
Ebbsfleet appeared to have the victory in the bag as they maintained their lead through the majority of the second half, but Moore salvaged the evening for Wimbledon as he notched a last-gasp equaliser to send the clash into extra-time.
The midfielder then put a decisive halt to an encounter which appeared destined for penalties as he struck home from close-range deep into the injury time of the added minutes to hand Wimbledon a place in round two.