James Honeyman is looking for a good performance from MK Dons Ladies against AFC Wimbledon this Sunday, as the Dons aim to try and making winning a habit.
The Dons host AFC Wimbledon at Willen Road in the FA Women’s Premier League Cup Determining Round – kick-off 2pm.
Looking ahead to the game, Honeyman said: “We are looking for a good performance, we haven’t been overly happy with our start.
“This is a good opportunity to get back on track.”
Despite it being only the third game of the season for the Dons, this will be their second meeting with AFC Wimbledon this season, having faced them last weekend at the Borough Sports Ground.
The Dons suffered their first loss of their season courtesy of AFC Wimbledon last week, losing 4-2 despite Honeyman’s side showed fighting spirit in the game having been down 3-0 at one point in the first half. Charley Clarke and Charly Wright were the two Dons’ players able to get on the scoresheet in that game, but it wasn’t enough to earn a point from the tie.
The Dons also lost both encounters to AFC Wimbledon last season, but did manage to finish above them in the South East Division One table. Unlike last weekend, the two sides meet at Willen Road. Last season when the sides played there, AFC Wimbledon recorded a 2-0 victory thanks to a brace from Emma Keady.
Last season, the Dons overcame Luton Town Ladies, winning 3-1, in the Determining Round of the FA WPL Cup before receiving a bye in the first round. The Dons exited the contest in the second round courtesy of the eventual South East Division One champions Gillingham Ladies, who beat the Dons 2-0 at Maidstone Road.
AFC Wimbledon Ladies were also eliminated in the second round of the tournament last season, as they lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace Ladies.
Honeyman also stated that the FAWPL Cup wasn’t a priority but he is still eager to get the win this Sunday.
He said: “The cup isn’t a priority but winning needs to become a habit, and that can start this weekend.”