They travelled to Princes Park to take on Dartford and the youngster was once again in the starting XI for The Dons as they fell to a narrow defeat.

George Porter got the game’s only goal as he struck midway through the first period as the Wimbledon squad got another run out ahead of their campaign opener against Doncaster Rovers on 7 August. Before that they have a trip to Woking before rounding off pre-season at home to Scunthorpe United on 31 July.

As for Ellery Balcombe, he was included in the match day squad but didn’t feature for Burton Albion as they hosted Premier League side Leicester City on Saturday. Burton ran out winners through a penalty shootout after a goalless 90 minutes to lift the 2021 Bass Charity Vase.

The side have three more friendlies ahead of their League One campaign as they take on Alfreton Town, Newcastle United and Belper Town before they face Shrewsbury in their season opener.