AFC Wimbledon Ladies report and trials details for girls
Courtney Noble’s late intervention earned a dramatic victory for AFC Wimbledon Ladies at Old Actonians yesterday.
Noble (pictured above) applied the vital finish in the 90th minute to earn a 2-1 win after a Stacie Tull’s free-kick caught out Old Actonians at the back.
Despite the Dons starting the match with just nine men as two players were stuck in traffic, Aramide Okekunle opened the scoring with a header after getting on the end of Tull’s first excellent delivery.
Wimbledon needed their goalkeeper Damaris Ott to be at her best during the first-half to maintain their advantage heading into the break.
However, the visitors were pegged back two minutes after the break when Carla Williams scored for Old Actonians. It would have got worse for Wimbledon had it not been for Ott’s superb form between the sticks and she pulled off a series of great saves to keep her side level.
And there was a late twist in the tale when Noble bundled the ball home to earn a last-gasp winner. The victory means that Wimbledon leapfrogged both Old Actonians and Hemel Hempstead into seventh spot in the London & South East Regional Women’s Premier Division.
AFC Wimbledon Girls are holding open trials for potential new recruits on Saturday, 11 May and Saturday, 18 May (between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm). The trials are for the following teams: Under-9s, Under-10s, Under-11s, Under-12s, Under-13s, Under-14s, Under-15s, Under-18s/Ladies Development team. The venue is King George’s Playing Fields, Tudor Drive, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4PN. Contact club chairman, Dennis Lowndes, for information on 07718 534 993.