Our women’s first-team made it four successive wins with a fantastic display at home to Cambridge City on Sunday.
Ashlee Hincks led the charge with a hat-trick in the 5-0 victory with Rebecca Carter and Katie Stanley also getting on the scoresheet, as the Dons stayed in contention for promotion.
In a match played at Carshalton Athletic, the Dons got off to a dream start when Rebecca Carter finished superbly from a tight angle and the advantage was doubled through a fantastic free-kick by Ashlee, who made it three after only 30 minutes. Katie Stanley increased the advantage with an outstanding long-range effort that arrowed into the top corner, before Ashlee completed her hat-trick to make it 5-0 at the break.
Though the Dons were unable to add to the goals tally in the second-half, it was a convincing display and it ensured that promotion hopes are well and truly alive.
First-team coach Andy May said: “It was a really dominant first 45 minutes, and it was a very good display. Our style of play was a little bit different from last week as it was a nice little pitch to play on, so we got the ball down and dictated the game. We drove our standards and tempo, but we just need to have a little bit more of a ruthless edge. We created enough to help bump our goal difference up.”
Next up for the Dons is a trip to Havant and Waterlooville with a match versus Portsmouth in the FAWNL Plate. With the Dons having already beaten Norwich, Chesham and Portishead so far in this competition, a win would take our women’s first-team into the semi-final of a national competition.
The Dons are next at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 16 February at home to QPR. With it being half-term week and the men’s first-team without a midweek fixture, come and join us to cheer on our title-chasers! Visit our online tickets page to guarantee your place.
AFC Wimbledon Ladies: Faye Baker, Rosie Russell, Kelly Highman (Rebecca Sargent), Angel Fowler, Hannah Billingham, (Megan Stow), Steph Mann (Emily Oliver), Emily Donovan (Chloe Sampson), Molly Childerhouse, Ashlee Hincks, Katie Stanley (Lauren Pickett), Rebecca Carter.
Pic credit: Glyn Roberts.