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Preview: Oxford United Women

All you need to know ahead of MK Dons Women's season opener at Stadium MK...

18 August 2023

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Match Previews

Preview: Oxford United Women

All you need to know ahead of MK Dons Women's season opener at Stadium MK...

18 August 2023

MK Dons Women kick-off their FAWNL Southern Premier Division campaign on Sunday when they take on Oxford United at Stadium MK.

Charlie Bill’s side placed fifth in the table last season – their highest-ever finish at this level – and will be looking to build on the positives gained over the past 12 months.

Six of their nine victories were recorded at home and the Dons will, again, hope to make the most of their home advantage when playing in Milton Keynes.

This is the first of three consecutive matches taking place at Stadium MK to start the season. Bill and his team will want to start off on the right foot with victory in their opener on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 3.30pm.

THE OPPOSITION
Oxford United finished third in last season’s FAWNL Southern Premier Division, just two points adrift of Watford, who reached the Championship Play-Off.

The U’s won 16 of their 22 matches, losing only three times all season. Their total of 53 goals scored was bettered only by division-winners Watford while they also conceded the second-fewest amongst FAWNL Southern Premier Division teams – only allowing 15 goals.

All three of their defeats last season happened on the road, although they were victorious on their visit to Milton Keynes last term – edging out a 1-0 victory over the Dons.

FIGHTING TALK
Charlie Bill: “We got exactly what we wanted out of pre-season - we tested ourselves and I believe we’re in a good position going into Sunday.

“We are raring to go, especially being at the stadium. We know Oxford are going to be a top side and we know they’ll be motivated going into this season. It should be an exciting occasion and we’re looking forward to it.”

TEAM NEWS
MK Dons made it through pre-season unscathed so Head Coach Charlie Bill has a full squad to pick from this weekend.

He could decide to hand debuts to summer signings Megan Attenborough, Catherine Beaver Macey Herd, the latter of which joined the Club from Arsenal at the start of the week. Lucy Wood may also be involved after moving to MK Dons on a permanent basis this summer.

ELSEWHERE IN THE FAWNL SOUTHERN PREMIER DIVISION
Portsmouth v Cheltenham Town
Rugby Borough v London Bees
Chatham Town v Hashtag United, 2.30pm
Plymouth Argyle v Billericay Town, 2.45pm

FOLLOW IT LIVE
Tickets are on sale now from the Box Office and online, priced at £5 adults and £3 under-17s. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office or call 01908 622933.

Can’t make the game? Listen to LIVE commentary courtesy of CWSportRadio.com. Coverage starts at 3.15pm from Stadium MK.


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