Samantha Williams leads the charge
AFC Wimbledon Ladies marched up to second in the table with an emphatic victory at Bexhill United on Sunday.
The Dons got back to winning ways and put themselves in contention at the top of the London & South East Regional Women’s Premier Division, though they have played more games that their rivals.
Samantha Williams (pictured) led the way with an impressive double blast and Caz Bisson was on target again, but Libby Suchley scored the goal of the day with a stunning 25-yard strike.
Wimbledon had to cope with rough treatment from the hosts early on, but they stood up to the challenge and Sam Williams put the Dons with a deft lob just before the half hour mark. Rebecca Sargent, Emma Keady and Bisson all came close to increasing Wimbledon’s lead, but they secured the cushion of a second just before half-time. Bisson was unlucky to see her effort come back off a post, but Williams reacted quickest to slot home.
goal of the season.thWimbledon maintained the momentum after half-time and they were celebrating a third goal not long after the restart. Though the Bexhill goalkeeper sliced a clearance straight into the path of Bisson, there was still work to do and she produced a classy finish to notch her 14
Despite being on the receiving end of more tough tackles, the best was still to come from Wimbledon. Captain Libby Suchley struck an unstoppable shot from 25 yards that rounded off the scoring in style.
Wimbledon Ladies manager Chris Lyons said: The players deserve a lot of credit for the way they dealt with the physical nature of Bexhill. We were disciplined defensively and worked very hard as a collective unit. When you are tight defensively, it provides a good platform to build from, especially with the attacking options we have.
“The players have listened well, and today put this into practice superbly. We’ve improved considerably as a collective unit and I’m very pleased with the progress we are making. If we can take this form and disciplined mentality forward, then we will continue to challenge for a top-four place”.
The AFC Wimbledon Ladies development squad have been handed a tough FA Women’s Cup tie at Crystal Palace after the draw for the third qualifying round of the competition was made at Wembley on Monday.