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Dons warm-up for season-defining week with super six

Ashlee Hincks led the goals charge

25 March 2024

Club News

Dons warm-up for season-defining week with super six

Ashlee Hincks led the goals charge

25 March 2024

AFC Wimbledon Women hit the goal trail on Sunday to boost their title hopes.

It was certainly the perfect warm-up for a season-defining week as Kevin Foster's side brushed aside Cambridge City on their own patch, securing a storming 6-0 win.

That sets the Dons up well for two big games - away at Ashford Town on Wednesday night and at home to nearest challengers Norwich (3 pm kick-off at Carshalton). 

The victory came thanks to a goal from Brèon Grant on her first league start for the Dons, with a double from Ashlee Hincks, plus strikes from Rosie Russell, Ellie Dorey and Hannah Mackenzie - the latter pair both also claiming assists.

Hincks broke the deadlock with a stunning strike in the 15th minute, curling over the keeper and into the back of the net after a lovely ball through by Fran Ali.

Emily Donovan forced a superb save from the Cambridge City goalkeeper, as the Dons turned up the tempo, and the advantage was doubled just before half-time. Mackenzie was the scorer, heading home emphatically after getting on the end of a well delivered corner by Ashlee Hincks.

There was better to come at the start of the second-half when Grant played a perfect ball on to Mackenzie, who set-up Dorey and she tapped home from close-range.

Soon afterwards Kevin Foster made a double change with Sandra Soares Martins and Ashleigh Goddard introduced for Skye Bacon and Emily Donovan.

Grant made it 4-0 to register her first goal in Dons colours after being set-up by Dorey, who was replaced by Steph Mann on the hour mark.

The Dons showed no mercy in the latter stages with two further goals, firstly when Hincks finished off the rebound after her initial penalty was saved, and Russell completed the scoring after an assist by Mann.

Victory means that Wimbledon are 10 points clear of nearest challengers Norwich, who have played two games less, so they still have title ambitions of their own despite a 2-2 draw yesterday.

PIC: Emily Topping.


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