MK Dons Ladies suffered their first defeat of the season after being beaten 1-0 by Enfield Ladies on Sunday afternoon.
With the Dons looking to bounce back from a frustrating draw at Arlesey last weekend, John Dyer’s side started in a similar vein previous weeks.
With the Dons Ladies dominating possession with their quick, neat passing the Enfield management felt the need to make an early change to the formation in order to accommodate the pressure they were put under.
A midfield trio of Jo Brandon, Jade Linnell and Heather McDonnell were running the show in the early exchanges and created plenty of opportunities for forwards Leigh Cudone and Emily Mann but chances were squandered and the two sides headed into half-time goalless.
The Dons started the second half as they finished, looking to get the ball forward and create openings but still they couldn’t the breakthrough.
Then, completely against the run of the play, Enfield managed to get the ball across the Dons penalty box after a rare attack down the right. Goalkeeper Trip Witney, who hadn’t conceded a goal from open play all season came out to claim but fumbled allowing the Town striker to tap home and put the visitors ahead.
Another frustrating blow to Dyer’s team who continued to create chances but failed to convert meaning the Ladies sunk to their first loss of the campaign.
The result leaves the Dons in sixth place, only three points off top spot going into next week’s fixture with local rivals Luton Town.