After the hectic week last week. MK Dons find themselves back playing on Sunday afternoon as they travel to league rivals London Bees.
Last week saw the Dons play 3 games in the space of 7 days, taking 4 points from a possible 9. From three challenging away fixtures Watford, Cheltenham, and Gillingham respectively.
Even without manager Charlie Bill last Sunday. Dons Assistant Manager Mark Dass took charge of the squad and walked away with a hard fought 3 points with a 1-0 win thanks to Mollie Coupar’s 20th goal this season.
The game itself was a tough battle, and Gillingham made it difficult for the away side. The first half was very even, and only a few chances for either side. It took to the 80th minute for Mollie Coupar to score the only goal of the game, after great work from the Dons attacking press, they were able to win back the ball and found their top goal scorer who calmly slotted the ball past the Gillingham keeper.
If the Dons can win, and result go in their favour it could see them jump into 5th in the FAWNL with games in hand.
As for the Bee’s they managed to get a point vs Billericay after conceding a late equaliser. This goal stopped them from winning their first game since Crawly Wasps on the 29th of January. Danelle Tan Li Ern scored the only goal for the hosts.
Previous Meeting – The Dons took on the Bees on the 20th of November at Sports Central Milton Keynes and won the game 2-0. Mollie Coupar, and Nicole Pepper with the goals, and Chloe Sansom managed to register her first clean sheet of the season. The Dons will be looking to replicate this result as they continue to build for the rest of the season.
Interview – During the week we sat down with MK Dons defender Sofia Stovold and spoke to her about her long lay off and how happy she is back playing once again.
“During injury it felt like the slowest 4 months of my life. Being back doesn’t only make me happy for myself but also seeing the smile on my mums face now I’m back playing. It hurt knowing that I couldn’t play for of her as she’s been my biggest fan since day 1.
All I do now is wait for upcoming training sessions and games to come around, they really do fill a part of me that was missing for so long!”
Ethan Wallbank – MK Dons Goalkeeping Coach, “It is immensely important that we continue our good form, and momentum into Sunday’s away trip to London Bees. It was hugely demanding for all players last week, which tested both the mental and physical strength of the squad. However, they stood up to the challenge, displaying three top performances and coming away with a well-deserved four points across the three games.
We faced London Bees before the turn of Christmas, where we defeated the former championship outfit, with a 2-0 victory at home. Nevertheless, we are aware of the quality they possess and will be, yet another difficult challenge for us to face, particularly in the wake of their draw, last Sunday against Billericay Town, following the late equaliser.”
Kick Off: 14:00
The Hive London Camrose Ave, London HA8 6AG
Tickets: visit londonbeesfc.com
Podcast: Game On ! MK DONS FC WOMEN Podcast | Podcast on Spotify or Via – Anchor.fm/mkdonsfcwomen(New Episodes every Friday) – hear from MK Dons new signing Zoe Barratt as well as Charlie Bill
Live Commentary – CW Sports Radio from 13:45pm (GMT) – For more information please visit https://www.cwsportradio.com/
Images: Christopher Foxwell – For more information please visit www.ctfphotography.co.uk/photography