Charlie Bill reflects on an ‘almost perfect’ season following the Dons Women’s fifth place finish within the league, as well as their County Cup success during the recent campaign.
Faced with a relegation fight in their 2021/22 journey, MK Dons Women survived and came back stronger in the recently concluded season, which saw ‘a lot of memories along the way.’
Not only did Charlie Bill’s Women achieve their highest finish within the league, but a ‘phenomenal’ cup run also saw them bring silverware back to Stadium MK following their 3-0 victory over Abingdon United in the Berks & Bucks FA County Cup final.
When questioned about the 2022/23 campaign, Bill replied “It’s almost been perfection for what we wanted. As a group, we set out to finish within the top six. To place fifth within the league, as well as backing that up with County Cup success is phenomenal.
“I’m really pleased with this season, and I think it’s a reward from a lot of hard work put in from the first day of pre-season. I think we set the tone early on when we beat Crawley Wasps 6-1 away from home during our first fixture, I think that helped to build confidence straight away, which we were able to follow through for the rest of the season.”
The MK Dons Women’s Manager continued “I’m so proud of this group. A lot of us have been involved for the past five years and we know what it entails to go higher, we’re going to do a lot of work around that objective.
“I’m so proud about what the players and the staff have achieved here. This season has been an enormous achievement for us all.
“The mission for next season is to keep going, continue to get stronger and stronger in an attempt to close that gap on the top four. We never stand still.”
To round off his reflection on the recent 2022/23 season, Bill said “Thoughts are already going into next season, it doesn’t stop!
“But you have the memories made this season through the cup final and the winners’ medals, achievements like that. That’s what you keep, and now we can look ahead to start again for next season.”
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