MK Dons Ladies 2-1 Denham United Ladies
FA Women’s Premier League South East Division 1
Sunday 13th March 2016
Kick off 14:00
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
1. MK – A great ball from Charley Clarke allows Leah Cudone to take an early shot that is saved by Elizabeth Rose.
3. MK – Leah Cudone shoots over.
6. MK – Andie Dickens controls a Charley Clarke pass before striking the ball wide.
14. DU – Alissa Down finds Lauren Cox who forces Emma Kirby to tip the ball past the post.
16. DU – GOAL 0-1. Nat Murray slips a short pass to Alissa Down whose shot is deflected to Helen Capewell who makes no mistake with a lovely finish.
17. MK – Charly Wright’s corner causes chaos in the Denham six yard box before the ball is eventually claimed by Elizabeth Rose.
20. MK – Sam Gillings releases Heather McDonnell who shoots high.
23. DU – Alissa Down’s corner is claimed well by Emma Kirby.
25. MK – Charley Clarke sets Andie Dickens free but she is denied by the outstretched leg of Elizabeth Rose.
26. DU – Nat Murray finds Alissa Down with a cross field pass, the shot is wide of the target.
27. MK – Leanna Doyle passes to Heather McDonnell who puts in a superb cross that Leah Cudone volleys over.
29. MK – Leah Cudone’s cross is poorly cleared straight to Andie Dickens whose first time shot goes wide.
35. MK – GOAL 1-1. Leanna Doyle sends Leah Cudone down the right flank, her pin point cross is met by a beautiful header from Andie Dickens to level the scores.
39. DU – Harriet Gilbert tries a lob from forty yards but the flight of the ball is well watched by Emma Kirby who easily collects the ball.
42. MK – Leah Cudone sets up Andie Dickens whose rifled shot is superbly saved at point blank range by Elizabeth Rose.
45+2.5 Half Time: 1-1
54. DU – An off balance Alissa Down shoots high over the bar.
65. MK – Hannah Barrett puts a free kick high.
66. MK – Neat, quick passing between Sam Gillings and Leah Cudone results in Andie Dickens shooting wide.
73. DU – Nat Murray shows good strength to shrug off her marker before putting her shot wide.
82. MK – GOAL 2-1. Charly Wright’s corner is headed home by Hannah Barrett.
86. MK – Vicky Holland passes to Leah Cudone who is denied by a brilliant Emma Spencer interception.
90+0 Full Time: 2-1
The Dons started well and dominated the early exchanges before Denham took the lead against the run of play. The visitors, buoyed by the goal, gained confidence and competed well with most of their best play coming through Alissa Down. MK continued to press well and got a deserved equaliser from the hard working Andie Dickens.
The second period was a fairly scrappy affair as both sides gave the ball away far too easily. Leanna Doyle and Sam Gillings were superb as they pushed up allowing the midfield to nullify the influence of Alissa Down. The Dons were made to work hard and they responded with a determined, gritty display. They controlled the play in the second half and got their reward as Hannah Barrett decisively headed home the winner.
0-1 Helen Capewell (16 mins)
1-1 Andie Dickens (35 mins)
Half Time: 1-1
2-1 Hannah Barrett (82 mins)
Full Time: 2-1
MK Dons Ladies
1. Emma Kirby
2. Leanna Doyle
3. Sam Gillings
4. Charley Clarke
15. Claire Hollingsworth
6. Louise Naylor
7. Andie Dickens (19. Vicky Holland79 mins)
8. Charly Wright
9. Hannah Barrett (c)
10. Leah Cudone
11. Heather McDonnell
12. Zoe Lander
14. Sophie Watson
16. Charlotte Murphy
17. Rosie Anderson
Denham United Ladies
1. Elizabeth Rose
2. Joanne Torr (c)
3. Holleigh Marsh
4. Lauren Page (15. Emma Spencer, 44 mins)
5. Rachel Blackburn
6. Harriet Gilbert
7. Jeta Bytyqi
8. Alissa Down (14. Eva Ramsey, 71 mins)
9. Nat Murray
10. Lauren Cox
12. Helen Capewell
– Bruce Stevens
– Kyle Wells
– Gavin Smith
Photographs by Andy Gunn.
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