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Dons run riot on Plough Lane return

Another convincing win

6 March 2023

Match Reports

Dons run riot on Plough Lane return

Another convincing win

6 March 2023

AFC Wimbledon Women sustained their title challenge on Sunday with a 4-1 victory over a determined Chesham side.

In the absence of top scorer Ashlee Hincks, Emily Oliver went straight into the starting line-up after being recalled from her loan spell - with Ellie Dorey playing upfront.

We continued our recent habit of making flying starts as Emma Plewa put the Dons in front after just seven minutes, much to the delight of a good crowd at Plough Lane.

However the lead would last less than a minute as an error from Billie Brooks allowed Chesham to level almost immediately.

The next 15 minutes was a scrappy affair with neither team able to create a clear cut opportunity. Wimbledon retook the lead through an unlikely source as captain Hannah Billingham fired home a rebound after Becki Bath struck the woodwork.

It was 3-1 not long after as Emily Donovan scored a fine volley from inside the penalty area after the visiting keeper failed to successfully claim a cross.

Gloria Siber completed her return from international duty off the bench and had an impressive cameo as the Dons looked to further add to our tally knowing goal difference could be vital come the end of the season.

Dorey completed the scoring in the final quarter. There was then an emotional moment as Sarah Wentworth came off the bench to make her first appearance at Plough Lane in 15 months.

After the game Manager Kevin Foster said: “We played some good stuff in there. The combinations worked really well at times, especially down the left.”

Emily Oliver said: “It was a good game, a little bit scrappy in the first-half but once we got into it and got the ball down, we created lots of chances.”

The Dons are back on the road on Sunday as we travel to Cambridge United. This is followed by the Capital Cup semi-final against Ashford at Carshalton on Sunday 19th March. Our next game at Plough Lane is on Sunday 2nd April against Cambridge City. Tickets are now available via our online ticket shop.

AFC Wimbledon: 1 Faye Baker, 2 Rosie Russell, 3 Billie Brooks (18 Sarah Wentworth), 5 Kelly Highman, 7 Emma Plewa (10 Chloe Sampson), 8 Fran Ali, 16 Emily Donovan (15 Gloria Siber), 17 Becki Bath, 20 Hannah Billingham, 22 Ellie Dorey, 28 Emily Oliver

PIC: Tom Smeeth


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