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Preview: Stevenage Ladies

16 December 2016

James Honeyman wants MK Dons Ladies to mark the end of 2016 with three points and to continue the side’s unbeaten run into the New Year.

The Dons host Stevenage at Willen Road this Sunday afternoon, in their final game of 2016 - kick-off 2pm.

Honeyman said: “We’ve won six of our last seven and we’re now one point off second place with a game in hand over AFC Wimbledon.

“We have been very clinical in front of goal and dominant, particularly in the second half of our last game against Lowestoft (Town) and I want to see that again when we play Stevenage.”

“I want to come out of the game with the win and ideally a clean sheet.”

In their last game, the Dons emerged victorious after a high-scoring thriller against Lowestoft ended 6-2 in their favour.

Alongside this, the Dons haven’t tasted defeat since October 23rd against Gillingham in the FA WPL Cup and haven’t suffered league defeat since September 28th when they lost to Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

In this period, the Dons have picked up sixteen points in the league as well as scoring 43 goals across 11 games. The Dons have also, in this unbeaten stretch, racked up wins against rivals Luton, Actonians and Ipswich Town, as well as impressively beating Denham United 7-0.

Despite these impressive statistics, Honeyman is looking to see his side add a physical element to their game against Stevenage Ladies.

He said: “We need to be more physical, and we need to make sure we can match other teams in the physicality department.”

Stevenage’s fortunes have been the opposite of the Dons’ prior to their meeting this Sunday. They currently find themselves in 10th just above the bottom place team, Lowestoft, due to a superior goal difference.

In their last five games, Stevenage have picked up two convincing victories in cup ties but were unable to win either of their two league games, instead drawing them 0-0 and 1-1 respectively.

The Dons and Stevenage have already met this season when they played at the end of October at Hertingfordbury Park. The Dons recorded an emphatic 4-0 win, with Hannah Barrett and Heather McDonnell grabbing a goal each alongside Leah Cudone, who scored twice to achieve the comfortable victory.

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