Chesham United emerged victorious against a young MK Dons side on Tuesday night, coming from behind to beat the Championship newcomers 2-1 at The Meadow.

The Southern League side fell behind after just three minutes when former Bayern Munich winger Dale Jennings teed up Kabongo Tshimanga, who lost his marker before lashing home the opener via a deflection.

Tom Hitchcock spurned a chance to doubled the visitors’ lead before the Generals struck back from the penalty spot after 18 minutes.

Toby Little stepped up and dispatched the spot-kick after Ryan Blake had been felled in the area by Joe Steele.

Jennings shot narrowly wide as the first half finished level, but it took the hosts only nine minutes to find a winner after the restart.

Sam Youngs capitalised on a defensive mix-up in the Dons backline, chipping the ball over visiting stopper Cody Cropper to put his side in front.

“It was a very decent work out where we had to work extremely hard against full-time players. We had our own objectives for the night and I was happy with then boxes we ticked,” said Chesham boss Andy Leese.

“I’ve learnt not to read very much into pre-season but there were some positive signs last night and on Saturday in terms of where we want to be in three weeks.

“We won't retain every player on show last night, but there is some hard thinking to be done to get the squad right.

“I’d like to thank Karl Robinson and his management team for the fixture last night. They have a choice of games and I hope they felt last night was a worthwhile test.”

Chesham are next in action when they travel to Cheshunt on Saturday.