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Ladies fly against Canaries

15 October 2012

MK Dons Ladies picked up an impressive 3-1 victory against high flying Norwich City on Sunday.

It was the first time this season the Dons Ladies have recorded back-to-back wins, following the 5-0 thrashing of Brentwood Town last week.

The win was more the remarkable with manager John Dyer still missing seven key players, which meant he had to play players out of position.  

The Ladies’ goals were all well-taken goals from  Charlie Wright, Heather McDonnell Bryony Levitt, while Kyla Love netted the Canaries strike. 

The Dons Ladies opened the scoring on the half an hour mark, Wright struck a thunderous free kick just outside the area which flew into top left hand corner. 

Norwich responded straight after the break to bring the match back on level terms. Rebecca Gray played a great long ball which Love got to ahead of Witney Tripp and to poke the ball into the net. 

Minutes later the Dons grabbed the lead back from the penalty spot; Emily Mann was brought down by Norwich goalkeeper Anna Larhina. The resulting spot-kick was superbly dispatched into the top right hand corner by McDonnell, who gave Lahina no chance.

Levitt wrapped up the victory for her team with ten minutes left; a well worked move from the home side ended up with the winger cooling slotting home past Larhina.   

Even though the visitors were sitting the near the top of the table in second place, it was the Dons Ladies who looked the more imposing side throughout the ninety minutes.  

Dyer’s ladies were the side that were creating more chances; Leah Ludone nearly caught Lahina out just after the first goal from the Dons but the Norwich goalkeeper produced a solid save to push it out of danger and out for a corner.

From the resulting corner kick; McDonell's strong header just went a whisker over the bar which would have doubled the advantage going into half time.

The away team came out quickly in the second half; Love should have scored just before she got her actual goal. The forward had her strong effort from 20 yards out was well saved from Tripp.

Norwich went all out looking for a way back into the match but the Dons held on to earn a well deserved three points. Dons manager John Dyer said a win to a strong side was going to come along soon enough. 

He said: “I couldn’t thank the players enough. I said a win like this was going to happen soon as we won 5-0 against Brentwood and also other performances before that gave us confidence.”

MK Dons Ladies: Tripp, Turner, Muluhill, Scrivens, Kaczowski, McDonell, Levitt, Wright, Ludone, Mann, Henton. 

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