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Preview: Lowestoft Town Ladies

24 March 2017

James Honeyman believes MK Dons Ladies have recovered from their recent loss to AFC Wimbledon and are ready to face Lowestoft Town this weekend.

The Dons host Lowestoft Town at Willen Road this Sunday afternoon and go into this game on the back of their first league loss since October – a 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon – and are aiming to get straight back to winning ways. Kick-off is at 2pm.

Honeyman said regarding the loss: “We were hurting at the start of last week but we have regrouped and there is a positive vibe back amongst us.

“We know what we need to do and that is win every game between now and May 14th.”

The defeat saw the Dons lose the top spot in the South East Division One table to Gillingham, who the Dons now sit five points behind, despite having played a game more.

With the Gills in cup action this weekend, a win for the Dons here could see them cut the gap down to two points to put pressure on the league leaders. However, the Dons are aware that they can slip down into third if they lose to Lowestoft Town and AFC Wimbledon defeat Luton Town.

The Dons, due to having no league fixture last weekend, played a friendly against Women’s Super League 2 side Watford Ladies and despite losing the game 6-0, Honeyman was impressed and glad that his side could try new things out in the game.

He said: “I was impressed with us in spells of the game and we tried some new bits – it’s always good to test yourself against the best and that is what the super league is.

“We had three Under-18s in the squad, so it was good for them to get experience.”

Meanwhile, last weekend Lowestoft Town suffered a 5-0 defeat courtesy of Denham United in the league, with that being their third league loss in a row. However Lowestoft, who currently sit in 10th, can go level on points with ninth-placed Stevenage with a victory against the Dons, if Stevenage lose to Denham United.

However, Lowestoft will be keen to ensure they don’t slip to the bottom of the league this weekend. This will happen if they fail to gain all three points from their visit to Willen Road and Norwich City draw with or defeat Ipswich Town.

The two sides previously met this season back in December at Crown Meadow, where the Dons left with all three points after winning the game 6-2. The game saw captain Charley Clarke and now-Watford player Leah Cudone both grab braces, alongside Vicky Holland and Charlotte Matthews getting a goal each.

The Dons have a fully fit squad available to them for Sunday’s game.

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