Promoted squad seek to continue momentum
AFC Wimbledon Ladies will be aiming to build on their impressive start to the season by making progress in the Women’s Premier League Cup on Sunday.
Chris Lyons’ side host Plymouth Argyle Ladies (2.00 pm kick-off at Sutton United) in a first game since their thrilling 4-3 opening day win against Ipswich.
Following a break last weekend, the ladies resume their campaign on Sunday, and it was an encouraging start to the season after the glory of promotion.
The Dons marked their first match in the FAWPL South East Division One with an exciting 4-3 home victory over Ipswich, thanks to a double from captain Jess Trimnell (pictured).
After falling behind early on when Natasha Thomas struck for Ipswich, it needed fine goalkeeping from Shanell Salgado to keep Wimbledon in it. However, Laura Low drew Wimbledon level just before the break as she showed good perseverance to convert at the second attempt. Salgado was required to make another fine save before the break, but Sian Wylie edged Wimbledon in front after half-time.
minute penalty. That turned out to be the winner as Ipswich were unable to add to Samantha Walker's goal three minutes from time.78th kept her cool to convert a Wimbledon’s lead did not last long as Hollie Clement levelled just a minute later, but Trimnell netted with a powerful header to make it 3-2 and she