Walker enjoys dream debut

Loan signing Josh Walker made himself an instant hero by setting

the visitors on the way to a spot in Sunday evening’s third-round

draw. The 21-year-old, who only joined League Two Boro on loan from

Watford on Friday, curled a free-kick in off the inside of Seb

Brown’s post after 24 minutes at Kingsmeadow. Luke Moore wasted a

glorious chance to level before sub Yemi Odubade booked Stevenage’s

place in the third-round draw, while Dons’ Ed Harris was dismissed

for two yellow cards. Boro went ahead after 24 minutes when Walker

fired a 20-yard free-kick in off Brown’s post with the goalkeeper

caught flat-footed. Brown reacted well to keep Conference outfit

Wimbledon in the contest when he clawed Lawrie Wilson’s strike over

the bar after 55 minutes. Luke Moore should have levelled when he

headed Danny Kedwell’s cross over from six yards before Odubade

struck in the 81st minute and Harris collected his second yellow

for a high foot in the build-up to the goal.