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Report: Ladies 1 Chichester City 2

30 October 2012

MK Dons Ladies suffered their second defeat in a row after they were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Chichester City.

The Dons dominated for the majority of the game but couldn't find a breakthrough and the result sees them slip to ninth in the South East Combination League table.

John Dyer’s side, who were still missing a number of key faces through injury, got off to the worst possible start, conceding inside two minutes after Bryony Levitt sliced a clearance from a Chichester past Tripp Witney in the Dons goal.

This seemed to kick-start the Ladies who levelled things up soon after Hannah Barrett after caught Chichester ‘keeper Hannah McNamoo off guard with a fierce drive.

However, two minutes later, the visitors had restored their lead. City’s Lucy Harnell found room to  whip in a dangerous ball to Abbey Shrubb, who volleyed past Witney to cap off an exciting opening 15 minutes.

Chichester could have extended their advantage through Shrubb once again but the forward’s fierce shot cannoned back off the crossbar.

The Dons then started to create chances of their own and Heather McDonnell went close after a tremendous run allowed her to get a shot away but the forward just couldn’t steer it past McNamoo.

Emily Mann could evened things up before half time, the midfielder extremely unlucky not see her volley fly into the net after another fantastic stop from McNamoo.

After the re-start, Shrubb saw a 20-yard free kick come back off the post before McDonnell hit the side netting for the Dons late on.

The Ladies kept pressing for an equaliser but it never came as they fell to their fourth defeat of the campaign.

Manager John Dyer told “We dominated possession throughout the match and we have come away with nothing.

“I’m in shock. Even their manager said his side were lucky to come away with the three points.”
MK Dons Ladies: Witney, Mulhill, Kaczorowski, Robinson, Balcosta, Barrett, McDonnell, Wright, Mann, Cudone, Levitt.

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