AFC lost interest in this seasons Bostik League Cup, the Velocity Trophy, at the Second Round stage when they were defeated 3-2 away against Kent side Thamesmead Town.
The visitors were held up in heavy traffic on the M25 due to an accident on the QE2 bridge and the game did not kick off until 8.00pm.
Manager Mark Morsley was without the cup-tied Reece Dobson and the injured Jake Clowsley, and had four AFC Academy scholars on the bench with Joe Walker made his first ever start.
The half time score looked likely to be scoreless but loan signing Max Booth netted his first goal for the club a minute before the break.
Billy Holland returning from injury was able to play forty-five minutes before being replaced by Panashe Mundawarara. The hosts levelled three minutes after the interval but two minutes later Mundawarara (pictured) also scored his debut AFC first team goal. In doing so at 16 years and 195 days he became the club’s youngest ever first team scorer.
Booth went off and Kane Munday came on for his first team debut, before Thamesmead levelled. Another debutant in Callum Fuller took over from Jamie Eaton-Collins before the home side scored the winning goal six minutes from time.
The low attendance of only 67 was the second lowest that AFC have ever appeared in front of away from home in the League Cup.
Updated 20:56 - 25 Nov 2017 by Tony Simpson