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Five-star display on the South Coast

AFC Wimbledon Women march into next round

15 November 2022

Club News

Five-star display on the South Coast

AFC Wimbledon Women march into next round

15 November 2022

Our women continued their FA Cup run in fine fashion with an emphatic 5-1 win at Selsey FC on Sunday.

Another Ashlee Hincks hat-trick and an Ellie Dorey brace ensured progression into the second round proper.

After beating QPR 7-1 in the previous round, the Dons were full of confidence going into the game.

Wimbledon got off to a poor start, with Selsey forcing Dons ‘keeper Faye Baker into a couple of fine saves. Halfway through the first half, Selsey took advantage of a defensive mix-up and opened the scoring.

Ten minutes before the break and Wimbledon were forced to make a first substitution of the day, as a clash in the opposition goalmouth ended with Megan Stow replacing defender Billie Brooks. Just before the end of the first half, Emily Donovan found the feet of Ellie Dorey, who had no issue converting the chance to level the score.

There was more drama before the break when Gloria Siber was brought down inside the penalty area. The referee showed the Selsey defender the red card, and Ashlee Hincks buried the shot from the penalty spot, ensuring a 2-1 lead from the first 45 minutes.

In the second half the Dons found another gear against the 10 Selsey players, and completely dominated the game. Ten minutes into the half the Dons doubled the lead when Dorey bundled the ball in from close range, as the Selsey keeper failed to deal with a Hincks corner.

After 71 minutes the Dons made a second substitution of the day when Mia Lockett replaced Ellie Dorey on the left wing. Wimbledon continued to pile on the pressure, with both Lockett and Siber having some great runs on the wing.

With 10 minutes to go, Hincks got her second of they day after some lovely play from Siber down the right wing. The Dons still had more to give, and in added time a Lockett pass released Hincks, who completed her hat-trick.

Overall, it was an excellent display of football meant the Dons put their name back in the hat for the second round proper of the cup, to be played on 27 November.

Following the game, first team coach Andy May said: “We started a little bit slower than we wanted to, struggling a little bit with the heavy pitch. But once we finally got ourselves sorted and got the tempo to where we want it we turned up and welcomed ourselves to party.”

AFC Wimbledon: Faye Baker, Rosie Russell, Billie Brooks (Megan Stow), Kelly Highma, Chloe Sampson, Steph Mann, Amy Taylor, Emily Donovan, Gloria Siber, Ashlee Hincks, Ellie Dorey (Mia Lockett).

Our women visit Craven Cottage on Sunday (2 pm kick-off) to take on Fulham FC Women in the first round of the Capital Cup. Visit this website to buy a ticket.

Pic credit: Megan Ewans.


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