AFC Wimbledon Ladies march on with last-gasp victory
A dream first-team debut for Georgia Heasman earned a dramatic victory for AFC Wimbledon Ladies to maintain their challenge at the top of the table.
Following a string of impressive performances for the development squad, Georgia was given a first-team chance as a substitute and she responded by netting the winner in a 3-2 victory at Enfield.
It kept up the momentum for Wimbledon as the Dons occupy second spot in FA Women’s Premier League South East Division 1, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Norwich City Ladies.
minute and, but Enfield restored their advantage before the break.thAfter falling behind early on, Wimbledon equalised through captain Jess Trimnell in the 26
Wimbledon once again battled back and earned the reward of a second equaliser just before the hour when Rebecca Sargent set-up Laura Curtis, who made no mistake. It was then time for manager Chris Lyons to make vital changes with Georgia Heasman and Emma Keedy introduced for Laura Curtis and Laura Low.
minute and there was no way back for Enfield.ndPicking up the ball 18 yards out, Georgia fired home with a wonderful shot in the 92
Chris Lyons said: “I thought we thoroughly deserved the win. Although we conceded two soft goals, we didn’t let that affect our positive attitude and we kept it going until the end. We ran ourselves into the ground, and everyone should be very pleased with how they applied themselves.
“We had three players out and a number of others playing through illness, and I think that showed our good squad attitude. We were very positive from all areas of the pitch, and that showed from the chances we created. After the hour mark it looked as though Enfield were happy with the draw, but we kept our tempo high, and we kept pushing for the winner. With the score at 2-2, it was all set for someone to be a hero, and young Georgia made a name for herself. It was a well-taken finish, and the icing on the cake for a hard gritty performance from everyone.”
AFC Wimbledon Ladies: Salgado, Clarke, Poole, Bock, Klatt, Sargent, Trimnell, O’Halloran, Low (Keady 77) 69), Curtis (73 Heasman), Stanley.