AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Actonians
By George Jones – AFC Wimbledon Ladies 31/2/22
Above: Ashlee Hincks makes it 2-0 last night for AFC Wimbledon against Actonians. Photo: Glyn Roberts.
Ashlee Hincks marked her return from injury with a second-half double to help the Dons record an important victory in the FA Women’s National League Division One South-East.
The brace from Hincks made it a highly impressive 37 goals from 28 games this season, as Kevin Foster’s side secured a 2-0 win versus Actonians at Plough Lane.
The victory extended Dons’ unbeaten run to seven months and got them back to winning ways after two successive 0-0 draws.
In the first half, Wimbledon carried attacking intent through great link-up play from the front three of Ashlee Hincks, Chloe Sampson, and Katie Stanley, but the breakthrough proved elusive and the pair of Hannah Billingham and Faye Baker were required at the other end to stop Actonians.
The opening goal was certainly worth waiting for in the second half when Hincks fired home a superb 25-yard free-kick. There was more to come from Hincks as she scored from close range to seal victory.
Manager Kevin Foster said: “Actonians are always a good side. They always make it difficult and that was the case again, so credit to them, but I thought it was a very good professional performance. We stayed with it, dug it out, and played some good football at times.”
El Sueno Tequila Player of the match Steph Mann said: “We always knew it was going to be a physical game, it always is against Actonians, but we came in with a game plan and we executed it perfectly.”
Next up for the Dons is a trip to Cambridge United on Sunday (2.00 pm kick-off at St Neots Town) and Wimbledon are back at Plough Lane on 10th April versus Harlow Town (2.00 pm kick-off).
Teams: AFC WIMBLEDON: Baker, Russell, Highman, Sargent (Donovan), Billingham, Mann, Taylor, Sampson (Siber), Hincks, Stanley (Carter), Stow.
Scorers: Hincks 67′, 90′.
ACTONIANS: Team sheet not published.