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Preview: Watford Women

More cup action ahead for MK Dons Women…

27 January 2023

Match Previews

Preview: Watford Women

More cup action ahead for MK Dons Women…

27 January 2023

Since returning from the success within the semi-final of the Berks & Bucks Women’s Senior County Cup competition. Charlie Bill’s Women now turn their attention to the FAWNL Cup where they face Watford out of the remaining eight teams.

MK Dons Women have impressed throughout a variety of tournaments this season. With only three months left of the current campaign, Charlie Bill’s side have booked their place in a final of one knockout competition whilst looking to progress into the semi-final of another this weekend.
Three victories, as well as a Bye within the second stage has allowed the Dons to progress as one of the final eight teams that remain within the FAWNL Cup. Similarly, Watford have replicated that progression, which has allowed them to cross paths with their Hertfordshire counterparts.


This tie was originally arranged to be played on Sunday 22 January, but due to an unplayable surface, MK Dons Women will now face the Hornets this Sunday.

Kick-off is scheduled for 2:00pm, Sunday 22 January. The fixture will take place at Wealdstone’s ground, Grosvenor Vale. Tickets for this tie are priced at £5 per adult and £3 per concession.

Watford, who compete within the same league as MK Dons, currently place third with 19 points. A tight contest atop the league table has meant that the Hornet’s goal difference is vital to their standing. Ipswich and Billericay Town sit below this weekend’s opposition, even though they have accumulated the same number of points.
The hosts claimed a 6-0 victory over Norwich in the first stage of the contest. This impressive display was then followed by successes over AFC Wimbledon and Hashtag United. Now, they must prepare to face Charlie Bill’s Women as both teams battle to eliminate the other.

MK Dons produced a convincing 3-0 victory against Reading Under-23s in their most-recent fixture. This win allowed the victors to take one step close to achieving silverware.

Mollie Coupar and Angelina Nixon, both placed themselves on the scoresheet last weekend. The number 18 currently holds the accolade for this season’s top goal-scorer, with a remarkable 16 goals to her name. Although, Nixon, Coupar’s midfield teammate, shares the same amount of goal contributions, which is a shared highest of 17.
Watford faced Crystal Palace in a Vitality Women’s FA Cup clash. The visitors did well to grab a goal against the Women’s Super League Two side, but that seemed merely a consolation in a 5-1 defeat on the road.
The Hornets will now look to use this elimination as fuel for vengeance as they prepare to take on Charlie Bill’s Women in what will be back-to-back cup matches for them.

MK Dons Women captain Chloe Sansom could receive her 15 appearance, as well as her 15 start this weekend. Sansom’s teammate Lucy Wood could also achieve the same milestone if named within the Starting XI against Watford.
Nicola Puddick has earned a total of 16 appearances so far this season, but a place in the starting line-up this weekend will see her achieve her 15 start so far this season.

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