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Dons Ladies upset the odds

31 March 2014

League leaders rocked by second-half equaliser

AFC Wimbledon Ladies stunned league leaders London Corinthians on Sunday by snatching a second-half equaliser that was undoubtedly one of their highlights of 2013/14.

Though it’s been a difficult season for the Dons, they’ve kept plugging away and yesterday’s excellent 1-1 draw against the top team in the London & South East Regional Women’s Premier Division offered some reward.

Captain Louise Cooper (pictured) is one of the players to have shown loyalty to AFC Wimbledon Ladies and her performance yesterday earned the player of the match award as voted for by Corinthians.

At this stage, Corinthians were dominating and Wimbledon had to show plenty of resilience to stay in the game. The Dons needed all of Cooper’s leadership skills to bounce back on Sunday as Katherine Long opened the scoring for Corinthians after just four minutes.

 However, Wimbledon were transformed after the break and they equalised in superb style when Bernice Tully scored with a delightful volley.

minute and Wimbledon therefore had to be at their best to deny the league leaders with so much time still on the clock.thThat goal came in the 49

  But they deservedly held Corinthians for the remainder of the match and the final whistle signalled jubilant scenes from Wimbledon’s players as it was just their second draw in the league this season.

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