MK Dons Ladies welcome Stevenage to Stadium MK later this evening as they look to record their tenth consecutive win.
Entering 2018, MK Dons Ladies were set the task by manager James Honeyman of winning their final 11 league games – a feat that would secure the title come the end of the season.
What followed was a run of nine straight wins including an emphatic 16-1, a result that helped boost the Dons’ goal difference.
Ahead of their penultimate league game, manager James Honeyman caught up with iFollow MK Dons and wasted in time in applauding the efforts of his squad.
“I think we all knew that we could restore the gap. We’re not as surprised as other people seem to be.
“We probably felt like we didn’t do ourselves justice in a few of the games we’ve drawn in and every game we’ve dominated from start to finish bar one game where we got caught cold at the start. In every game that we’ve scored first we’ve won so take it from there.”
Such is the process when you put together such a remarkable run, the team play with freedom and with a confidence. Honeyman noted that the squad’s togetherness has played a massive part in their success.
“I think we’ve got a team spirit and everyone’s in it together, that’s helped us get to this point and by the time we get to the end of the season we’d of played 10 games in 26 games - that’ll test anybody at any level.
“We’ve only got a squad of 18 players, they are happy to sit on the bench if they need too. The team ethic, desire and work rate has without a doubt played a part in getting them to this point.”
There was also credit given to his fellow coaching staff who have given up countless hours to help the Ladies push for promotion this season.
“The team behind the team also deserve some credit, that includes the medical team and all the coaches involved.
“They’ve all worked so hard to get us to this point. It’s a family feel here, we’ve worked hard to get to this point.
“We said we wanted to go into the final game with the league in our hands and regardless of what happens against Stevenage we’re confident going into the final game that’ll be the case.”
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