After 74 days away from league action. The Dons hit Billericay for 6 to see them jump up to 7th in the FAWNL Southern Premiership table.
In a game marking manager Charlie Bills 100 game as manager for MK Dons, his side didn’t disappoint as they put in a high-quality performance vs a Billericay side. But some of the gloss was taken off the performance as Billericay managed to score 3 late goals during the last 10 minutes.
Dons started the game brightly looking to put past results behind them and caused Billericay issues from the get-go. Dons intensity was clear to see, they had a set game plan to get at the Billericay defence and this was rewarded early on as Tricia Gould scored within the first 5 minutes of the game. Angelina Nixon’s hard work in midfield played in Gould for her to curl in a shot passed the Billericay keeper making it 1-0
Dons managed to continue with a high press, and once again were rewarded for their hard work. Gould was able to steal the ball of the Billericay defence and was able to produce a cross and find Mollie Coupar for goal number 2. 2-0
Laura Mitchell scored the Dons 3rd goal moments before half time. Nixon was able once again to win the ball and find a pinpoint cross and Mitchell did the rest slotting the ball past the keeper making it 3-0
With the game already at 3-0 Billericay were struggling to deal with the dons and in the 51st minute the game got even harder as Holly Tuner was shown a straight red after a disagreement with the Referee.
Moments later the Dons managed to Make it 4-0. The away side who were already aggrieved with the sending off, found themselves once again unhappy with the match officials as dons were awarded a goal after one of their players laid on the floor with a suspected head injury after clash of heads from Hannah Warrens diving header in the build-up. But with the ball free in the penalty area, and the officials playing on Mitchell scored her second goal of the match.- 4-0
Mitchell still had time to play an important part in the Dons 5th goal. Yet again Mitchell was able to beat her defender and swing in a pinpoint cross straight on to Coupar’s head, for goal number 2 and Coupar’s 18th Goal this season, and 14th Goal in the league, seeing her once again regain top spot in the race for the golden boot. 5-0
Gemma Biggadike once again managed to pop up with yet another long-range effort. So far this season Biggadike has been impressive from long-range scoring some fantastic world-class efforts. This strike was the icing on the cake and the pick of the bunch 6-0. The Dons were home and dry with 15 minutes to go… Or where they?
After several changes with 10 minutes left in the game, Billericay managed to find themselves for the first time dominant. For some reason the Dons levels had dropped and Billericay were able to capitalise on this scoring 3 late goals to take the gloss of what was an truly impressive performance for the dons. Something for Charlie Bill and the management team to think about moving forward.
MK Dons Women: Sansom, Warren, Puddick, Biggadike, Nixon, Pepper, Miles, Gould, Coupar, Mitchell, Newman
Billericay Town: Baker, Williams, Jeffkins, Jones, Lumley, Blackie, Turner, Doo, Parker, Rushen, Sealey
Images – CTF Photography – Christopher Foxwell