AFC Wimbledon Ladies out to create history
Having waited seven years since their last FA Women’s Cup first round appearance, AFC Wimbledon Ladies are determined to do the club proud on Sunday.
Manager Tony Milstead’s young squad face a long trip and an Ipswich side a level above them in the league pyramid, but the Dons will be aiming to upset the odds after showing good cup form so far this season.
They will need German goalkeeper Damaris Ott (pictured) to continue her top form between the sticks as she was player of the match in Wimbledon’s 2-0 defeat at KIKK United on Sunday.
AFC Wimbledon, currently in the bottom half of the London and South East Regional Women’s Premier Division, knocked out Aldershot in the last round with a Louise Cooper penalty edging a 1-0 win.
The Dons last reached the first round of the FA Women’s Cup in 2005/06 when they were knocked out by Norwich Ladies.
Club Secretary, John Ivers, said: “We basically have a new team this season with a lot of younger players. The majority of the players are in their mid-20s or younger. It will be tough, but it will be a good experience for them.”
.FA Women’s CupThe Dons Ladies are travelling up by coach at 8.00 am from the Cherry Red Records Stadium. There will be a limited amount of places on the coach if anyone wishes to support the club on the day. It will be £20 return for travel with match entry at £2 for adults and £1 for Under-16s. Anyone interested should e-mail John Ivers by clicking on