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Dons at the double

Victory at Plough Lane

3 April 2023

Match Reports

Dons at the double

Victory at Plough Lane

3 April 2023

AFC Wimbledon Women battled to a 2-1 win against Cambridge City on Sunday afternoon.

The Dons came into the game after an impressive victory over QPR but the busy fixture schedule continued to take its toll as Kevin Foster's side appeared leggy on the way to another three points.

Prior to kick-off we announced the loan signing of Rebecca Chitolie-Porter, who joins us from West Ham until the end of the season. She started the game on the bench but would come on to make an impression in the closing stages. 

Following a quiet opening quarter, some fine defending denied Emma Plewa a golden opportunity before Ellie Dorey rattled the crossbar with a long range effort to signal the start of a period of domination from the Dons.

With five minutes remaining in the first-half, we got the lead we deserved as Plewa slotted home from close range after some fine work from Emily Donovan.

The second-half saw Wimbledon continue to build our way into the game against a very well drilled Cambridge City side. Our lead was increased 10 minutes in, as Dorey let fly from around 35 yards out. 

However the two goal advantage would only last five minutes before Cambridge got a goal back via a clinical counter attack.

There was a real crowd pleasing moment in the closing stages as Kelly-Jade Whelan came on for her first appearance in five years.

After the game Kelly-Jade Whelan said: “We got the job done, we got three points and that is all that matters. We did make it hard for ourselves at times but we got the goals we needed.”

Manager Kevin Foster added: “We know that we can be better. The speed and the tempo that we played at wasn’t up to our usual standards. We need to be braver in breaking lines and making final third entries.”

Our next game is at Carshalton on Sunday 16 April as we face Cambridge United. This is followed by our Capital Cup Final against Arsenal on Wednesday 26 before we play our final league game of the season against Norwich City at Plough Lane on 30 April. Tickets for the Norwich game are now available via our ONLINE TICKET SHOP.  

AFC Wimbledon: Faye Baker, Rosie Russell, Kelly Highman, Emma Plewa (Kelly-Jade Whelan), Chloe Sampson (Rebecca Chitolie-Porter), Gloria Siber, Emily Donovan, Sarah Wentworth, Hannah Billingham, Ellie Dorey (Emily Oliver), Lauren Heria

PIC: Emily Topping


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