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Report: MK Dons Women 3-1 Plymouth Argyle

Dons Women achieve back-to-back Stadium MK success…

13 April 2023

Match Reports

Report: MK Dons Women 3-1 Plymouth Argyle

Dons Women achieve back-to-back Stadium MK success…

13 April 2023

MK Dons Women secured their second consecutive Stadium MK victory, which also saw the Dons breach into the top five of the FAWNL Southern Premier Division table.

Following their victory over Bridgwater United, Charlie Bill’s Women prepared for another relegation candidate test. Plymouth Argyle, a team that is only above the drop zone by one point.
 
It could’ve been a tough task to battle against a side who are fighting to remain within the league. However, goals from Tricia Gould, Mollie Coupar and Laura Mitchell soon extinguished the flames of the travelling team.
 
FIRST HALF

Within the opening exchanges, the home side were the team to deal the first blow within the league clash. Hannah Samuels was granted an assist after the number 26’s cross met with Tricia Gould, who connected with it brilliantly to fire the ball past the Argyle’s ‘Keeper with a volleyed attempt. 1-0



Following the opener on the 15-minute mark, MK Dons then doubled their advantage through Mollie Coupar as the stopwatch hit 30 minutes. The record-breaking striker has had a season to behold, so much so that it seems abnormal when the number 18 doesn’t find her way onto the scoresheet.
 
Laura Mitchell found the run of Coupar, which created a one-on-one opportunity for the forward. Mollie demonstrated great composure as she knocked it past the shot-stopper, who had rushed out in a desperate attempt to deny the Dons from doubling their lead. 2-0



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The two-goal lead was sustained until the break, a strong display within the first 45-minute stage of this Easter Sunday clash could prove pivotal to MK Dons Women’s hopes of securing a top five position.
 
SECOND HALF

The hosts looked to replicate their first half display and attempted to limit Plymouth to little chances in front of goal. However, captain Chloe Sansom was denied her clean sheet as the visitors were the first to score following the interval. 2-1
 
The two goals scored now proved vital to Charlie Bill’s Women, who still maintained their winning status with 30 minutes left to play.
 
The goal scored by Argyle could’ve swung the tie in favour of them as they continued their mission to secure what could be a crucial result. But this dream was stripped away from Plymouth after Laura Mitchell restored the Dons’ two-goal lead.
 
Angelina Nixon fired a rocket of a strike towards goal only for it to be well-matched by Plymouth’s number one. Mitchell rapidly reacted to the save made and tapped the ball home to secure her fourth goal within the most-recent four fixtures played. 3-1

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This moment in the final stages of the match reprieved the Stadium MK side, who moments before only sought to defend their winning ways. Back-to-back three points at home has seen MK Dons Women currently place within the top five of the FAWNL Southern Premier Division league table.
 
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MK Dons: Sansom (C), Warren, Puddick, Biggadike, Rush (Giddings 63), Miles, Gould (Nixon 63), Barratt (McLean 86), Coupar, Mitchell (Wilson 86), Samuels
 
Subs: Davies
 
Goals: Gould 15, Coupar 30, Mitchell 82

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