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Ladies pick up impressive U's win

Goals from Alice Hughes and Laura Mills inspire succe

12 October 2017

Laura Mills continued her good form, grabbing her third goal in three games, to help MK Dons Ladies defeat Cambridge United.

Alice Hughes put the Dons ahead 18 minutes into the game, when she rose highest to head home. Charly Wright had whipped in a free-kick from the right-hand side of the pitch, 15-yards outside the box, and Hughes managed to get up and head the ball into the top left corner.

The Dons then controlled the game, resulting in Cambridge having no clear-cut chances on goal.

With just over half an hour to play, Mills was presented with an opportunity at goal after Amelia Hazard fed her the ball – Hazard had created the space for the pass after charging forward in possession from the halfway line. Mills took one touch towards the goal, before firing the ball across the goalkeeper to double the Dons’ lead.

The three points earned against Cambridge sees the Dons sit fourth in the FAWPL South East Division One table, two points behind league-leaders AFC Wimbledon.

Speaking after the game, James Honeyman spoke of his delight about the result, saying: “I’m very proud of the team today. We knew it would be tough but we dominated the game from start to finish.”

Honeyman continued, highlighting his team’s defensive strength in the game when it came to playing a tough opposition like Cambridge.

He said: “We executed our game plan perfectly, controlled the game, and showed our resilient and ruthless side. To limit a team like Cambridge to not one single chance shows how well we executed the game plan.”

The Dons will look to make it seven wins in a row when they travel to face Denham United this Sunday.

Starting XI: Smith, Doyle (c), Burgess, Holland, Newsome, Wright, Hughes (Gillings 70), Clarke, Hazard (Goodier 65), Mallett (Newman 75), Mills.

Goals: Hughes (18), Mills (52).

Attendance: 85

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