Wimbledon are no match for City

PUBLISHED: 18:57 06 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:39 26 October 2009

South East Women s Combination League Welwyn Garden City Ladies 4 AFC Wimbledon 0 WGC Ladies rounded off their league campaign with a fine 4-0 victory on Sunday. Goals from Naomi Lyon, Laveena Betts, Laura Bright and Dawn Mallett cemented the Lady Citize

South East Women's Combination League

Welwyn Garden City Ladies 4 AFC Wimbledon 0

WGC Ladies rounded off their league campaign with a fine 4-0 victory on Sunday.

Goals from Naomi Lyon, Laveena Betts, Laura Bright and Dawn Mallett cemented the Lady Citizens' win over bottom club AFC Wimbledon.

Sunday's success at Herns Lane ensured WGC finished the South East Women's Combination League season in second place, two points behind champions Ipswich Town.

A disjointed start saw a very young Welwyn team almost score within a minute when a Faye Rees effort was tipped against the post by AFC's keeper.

Verity Crook in the home goal pulled off a good block from one of the visitors' few attacks before the half degenerated into a scrappy affair, not helped by a poor surface that both sides failed to come to terms with.

Lyon's persistence opened the scoring for WGC on 30 minutes.

She battled for a long ball played from Welwyn's defence.

Seeing off a defender before rounding the keeper, she steered the ball home into an empty net for the only score of the first half.

Following the break, the match meandered along its low quality path.

The introduction of older heads in Betts and Bright just before the hour steadied the side.

First Betts and then Bright with a near post header added goals to wrap up the league points.

A Wimbledon team that had let in over 100 goals had few answers in the remainder of the match and conceded the fourth on the day when Mallett ran onto a pass from Bright before lobbing the stranded keeper with five minutes remaining.

Having only conceded four goals at home all season, WGC now look forward to tomorrow night's County Cup final against Watford at Letchworth's County Ground.


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