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Donkin Features in East Asian Championships

13 November 2018

Palace academy midfielder Will Donkin featured in Chinese Taipei's opening two games in the East Asian Championships, which is currently taking place in his homeland.

In his nation's first group game against Hong Kong on Sunday, Donkin came on in the 56th minute with the game goalless, and after his side fell behind and then equalised with nine minutes to go, a late Chung Wai Keung strike clinched victory for Hong Kong.

However, the hosts bounced back with a 2-1 win over Mongolia two days later with Donkin again appearing from the bench, this time in the 72nd minute, by which time all the scoring had been done.

Chinese Taipei now have to face North Korea in the final group game on Friday needing a win to boost their chances of topping the group and qualifying to the final round, which will take place in South Korea next year.

However, Hong Kong could still pip them to the one qualifying spot should they better Donkin's team's result in their final game against Mongolia.

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