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Five on the bounce for title-chasing Dons

Watch Wimbledon face QPR on Wednesday

14 February 2022

Our women’s first-team kept their title hopes alive by earning a fifth successive league victory on Sunday.

In a match versus Stevenage that was overshadowed by a serious injury to opposition keeper Grace Brooks, the Dons secured a 2-0 win thanks to goals by Katie Stanley and Ashlee Hincks. Stanley’s opener came after just nine minutes, Brooks unfortunately sustaining a shoulder injury when attempting to save it. 

There was then a 30-minute break in play whilst she received treatment, before being transferred to hospital. Outfield player Lucy Webster, Stevenage’s captain, had to fill in as emergency keeper.

When play restarted the rest of the first half was a scrappy affair with neither team having any clear-cut chances. In the second half the Dons started in a much stronger fashion and doubled the lead through Ashlee Hincks, who continued her hot streak after passing the 20-goal mark recently.

El Sueno Tequila Player of The Match Angel Fowler said: “It was not our best performance, but we certainly played our game and did what we needed to do to get three points.”

First team coach Andy May added: “It was a difficult one. We didn’t reach our standards and the intensity level that we usually do, but we got the victory – that’s the pleasing thing. I think there is more from us than that performance today.”

All at AFC Wimbledon wish Stevenage keeper Grace Brooks a speedy recovery.

Our women’s first-team have a big game coming up – and your support will be greatly appreciated. The Dons host QPR at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday night (7.45 pm kick-off) with tickets available from our online shop.

Pic: Glyn Roberts.

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