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AFC Wimbledon take gloss off Morgan hat-trick with sensational FA Cup comeback

Adam Morgan scored a hat-trick but still ended up on the losing side. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool striker Adam Morgan hit a hat-trick but it was not enough to save Curzon Ashton from FA Cup heartbreak as AFC Wimbledon hit back from the dead to claim an extraordinary 4-3 win at Tameside Stadium – surely one of the most amazing comebacks in the competition's long history.

The National League North strugglers - three divisions and 81 places below their visitors - looked to be coasting to victory from the moment Morgan fired a stunning 35-yard opener with just 30 seconds on the clock.

Morgan increased Curzon's lead before the break and completed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute - only for the Dons to strike back with three goals in two minutes from Tom Elliott, Dominic Poleon and Tyrone Barnett before Elliott grabbed the winner deep into injury time.

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