After 21 games played and many miles covered on and off the pitch the Dons make their way to the Southwest to face Plymouth this Sunday.
The 450-mile round trip will be no easy challenge, but after recent results and the Dons buoyant from last weekend’s positive performance, they will be hopeful of gaining all 3 points.
In recent season Plymouth have edged the head-to-head record. Especially at home. The Dons have yet to win away at Plymouth. But the Dons know they can beat the opposition as only a few weeks ago the Dons comfortably beat the host 3-1 at Stadium MK thanks in part to Mollie Coupar, Tricia Gould, and Laura Mitchell.
Argyle will be desperate to win the game, as they are currently trying to avoid relegation from the league, and 3 points at the weekend will almost help them secure their position for next season.
Billericay Town and Gillingham are also in contention for fifth spot with just two points between them both and Charlie Bill’s side. The Dons will either need a victory or for both Billericay Town and Gillingham to fail to grab three points in their season finales to ensure that fifth place at the end of the campaign.
If the Dons are able to achieve this feet, it should be regarded as a very positive season for the Dons.
As a young side that faced adversity last season battling relegation, to this season climbing up to 5th. Shows that Charlie Bill’s side has a lot of potential as well as a strong level of belief within the squad.
With an average squad age of under 21, Charlie Bill’s side will only get stronger and more experienced as the years progress. With the correct backing and funding the Dons could be a Dark Horse in seasons to come.
All of us are aware of how fast Women’s Football is developing, and the Dons need to be ahead of the curve when it comes to its development both in terms of recruitment and infrastructure. They already have a fantastic training centre in Fairfield’s, plus the ability to play at Stadium MK. As well as a fantastic player development program, as well as thousands of potential players/fans within Milton Keynes itself. Looking at it from the outside, everything is in place for the Dons to kick on and make the climb to the WSL. Even more so now after the news this afternoon, that in future seasons two sides will be promoted to the championship.
Previous Meeting – MK Dons 3 – Plymouth 1
MK Dons found the goals on Easter Sunday as they beat Plymouth 3-1 at Stadium MK. Goals from Tricia Gould, Laura Mitchell and Mollie Coupar helped Charlie Bill side jump up to 5th in the FAWNL Southern Premiership with 3 games left to go.
Tricia Gould found the back of the net. After great work from Hannah Samuels down the right-hand side, she provided a pinpoint cross to the back post, and Gould did the rest getting in front of her defender.
The host continued to exert their dominance in the first half, and Charlie Bills side looked to get a second goal to put the game to bed. Mollie Coupar popped up to score the 2nd goal of the match and her 26th for the season.
Angelina Nixon who managed to cut inside after a powerful surge, she fired off a shot towards the Plymouth goal, but Laura Mitchell managed to get the slightest deflection of her hip, sending the ball past the Plymouth keeper leaving her flat footed as the ball entered the back of the net. Full Time 3-1
Match Images – MK Dons vs Plymouth
Manadon Sports Centre – St Peters Rd, Plymouth PL5 3DR
Kick Off – 2:30 pm
Tickets – Tickets cost £5, and Under-3s go free
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