Goals from Jade Bell and Jess Driscoll earned MK Dons Women an important 2-0 victory over Chichester City at Stadium MK.
Bell and Driscoll struck either side of half-time to send the Dons seven points clear of the bottom two in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division.
After an even start to the match, Charlie Bill’s took the lead on 25 minutes when Bell’s looping cross-turned-shot ended up in the far corner of the Chichester net.
Kim Farrow and Bell both had chances to double the lead early in the second half but it was Driscoll who would grab the crucial second goal on the hour-mark.
After some good play between Farrow and Louise Naylor, a cross was delivered over to Driscoll, who looped her effort over the ‘keeper from five yards out.
Emma Kirby made a crucial save late on to keep the two-goal lead in tact, as the Dons held on for a vital three points.
MK Dons: Kirby; Naylor, Munnelly, Bright, Barrett; Newman-Booth, Rush, Bell, Driscoll (Lemon 88); E Gough (Netschova 78), Farrow (Coupar 71).
Subs: F Gough, Kinnane.
Goals: Bell (25), Driscoll (60)