Match Preview: MK Dons v Cheltenham Town

Following on from the bitter taste of defeat last weekend, the Dons will be looking to bounce back on the road as they travel to Bishops Cleeve FC to take on Cheltenham Town.

Boosted from their new signing Adekite Fatuga-Dada the Dons will be hoping the ex-Watford and Nigerian International hits the ground running and show her quality that has seen her play over 100 games for the hornets, as well as being selected to represent her Country. 

For the Dons, this is a massive signing and a real coup. As number of big clubs would have looked at signing Adekite when she left Watford.

Picking up a player of this calibre shows great intent for a side that is looking to break into the top 4 and could even maybe challenge for the league title. Yes, leagues are not won by a single player on their own, but they are won as a team, and if Adekite can fully integrate herself into the squad show her quality. The Dons could have found the key that opens the door to a higher level. 

Adekite Fatuga – Dada – MK Dons Women

Opposition View – 

Currently Cheltenham are 8th within the FAWNL Southern Premiership with 4 points. Winning 1 game so far this season vs London Bees 3-2 at home, as well as taking a point vs newly promoted side Cardiff City 2-2. 

Phoebie Pool will be a key player to look out for, as currently she has scored 4 goals in 5 games. 

Alongside Phoebie, Emily Allen currently has been involved in 4 goals this season, scoring 2 herself as well as setting up another 2.  So, for the Dons to have a chance at winning they will have to look to keep both quiet. 

Previous Meeting – 

23rd February 2023 – Cheltenham Town 2 – MK Dons Women 2 
31st August 2023 – MK Dons Women 2 – Cheltenham Town 1 

Mollie Coupar Late Winner – Stadium MK – 31/08/2022

Meet The Players – Megan Attenborough 

How are you settling into MK Dons Women?
“I’m settling into MK really well! All the players have been welcoming and I’m enjoying the step up in the standard of coaching and training, it’s definitely pushing me to be better”

What goals have you set yourself for the upcoming season?
“I’ve got a couple of goals/assists goals which I would love to achieve but I won’t say what they are come back at the end of the season to find out” 

What do you feel is your greatest strength and how can this improve the team?
“I feel my greatest strength is my energy in the midfield and always looking to get on the ball to create something. I pride myself in being fit/athletic and feel as if this is going to help the team throughout the whole season”

Tell us a random fact about yourself?
“Fun fact: I love the colour yellow, my car is yellow” 

Do you have any match day superstitions? 
“I need to have a skinny sugar free vanilla latte from Costa before every game” 

Megan Attenborough- MK Dons Women

Match Information – Cheltenham Town Ladies vs MK Dons Women

Sunday 17th September 2023 

Kick Off – 14:00pm

Bishops Cleeve FC – Kayte Lane – GL52 3PD  

Tickets – £6.00 Adults, £3 Concessions – 

Live Commentary – CW Sports Radio from 13:45 pm (GMT) – For more information please visit

PodcastGame On ! MK DONS FC WOMEN Podcast | Podcast on Spotify  or Via – Episodes every Friday)

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