MK Dons Women ease into the second round of the FAWNL Cup competition following a stunning six-goal victory on the road.
Charlie Bill’s Women travelled to Haverhill and took on Cambridge City in the frist round of the FAWNL League Cup. In a game that saw a repeat of Dons First Round Match back in the 2020/21 Season. What saw the Dons win the game thanks to a late penalty 2-1.
City currently compete in Tier 4, a division below MK Dons, but the unchanged mindset of the squad paid off as the blow away the opposition scorning six-goals guaranteeing success and advancing to the second stage of the tournament.
Laura Mitchell looked to net her sixth of the season, only to be thwarted by the post on the 10-minute mark. However, Lily Dolling’s decisive positioning allowed the young forward to react sharply and found the back of the net. 0-2
Dolling didn’t take long to be amidst the action once again as the number 18 was awarded with a penalty following a foul in Cambridge City’s box. Mitchell made no mistake as she converted the spot-kick. 0-3
The first 45 minutes of action concluded when MK Dons netted their fourth of the half through Amy McLean.
Much like the opening of the game, Dons Women controlled the early stages of the second half, which saw another effort from McLean come close as her brace was denied by the crossbar.
25 Minutes into the second stage of the fixture, Dolling’sdouble increased the score-line to 5-0.The number 18 found the bottom corner of the net after she saw her opportunity arise from close-range.
Laura Mitchellsoon joined Lily Dolling as both players left the field with two goals to their name. Mitchell stood over a freekick from 25yards out and found the back of the net with a fantastic strike, which rounded off the scoring as Charlie Bill’s Women stood proudly with their six-goal lead. 0-6
An impressive display from the Dons Women, who progressed into the second-round of the FAWNL Cup competition following a stunning six-goal success at The New Croft Sports Ground. Now the welcome Portsmouth to Stadium MK for Round 2.
MK Dons:Sansom (C), Warren (Puddick 60), Biggadike, Stovold (Beaver 60), Mitchell, Rush (Attenborough 60), Gould (Wood 45), Creaney, Dolling, McLean, Newman
Goals:Biggadike, Dolling x2, Mitchell x2, McLean
Cambridge City Ladies : Meollo, Pita, Fitzpatrick, Hubbard, Mulvihill, Shannon, Jackson, Gardiner, Stephenson, Fraser, McGibbon
Subs – Briffa, Frary, Edwads, Struthers, Powell
Images: Christopher Foxwell – For more information please visit www.ctfphotography.co.uk