QPR FC Women (1) – AFC Wimbledon Women (7)

Vitality Women’s FA Cup 3rd Round Qualifying

Team: McLean, Leys, Searle, Jordinson, Grieve, Gunn, Blodgett, Hennessy, Petit, Hall, Moore

Overcast with the sun poking through intermittently, Katie McLean pulled off a superb full-length save and the ball going behind for a corner.

Billie Brooks’ close-range header gave the visitors the early lead at the Powerday Stadium.

The Dons scored a second goal ten minutes later when Ashlee Hincks belted the ball into the back of the net from over 20-yards.

At the other end, good work by Ellie Searle set-up Jo Blodgett whose shot was tipped onto the crossbar.

Kasha Petit broke away from midfield and proceeded to win a corner. From which, Jo Blodgett headed over and the Wimbledon keeper then required treatment after landing awkwardly. She eventually had to be helped off and was replaced in goal.

Kasha Petit made a run into the box, but her shot lacked power and the keeper was able to smother the ball. Half-time: 0-2.

Into the second-half and following a move down the left-wing, the Dons player got the ball into the box, which resulted in Katie McLean making a good save with her legs.

Wimbledon added a third goal after 55 minutes when Ellie Dorey curled the ball beyond the R’s keeper.

On 62 minutes, Steve Quashie brought on Emilia Nygaard-Parsons to replace Mel Hall.

As Katie McLean advanced to clear the ball, she collided with Gloria Siber. This left the Dons player dazed and requiring some attention, after which the referee pointed to the spot.

Ashlee Hincks stepped-up and placed the ball just beyond the diving Rangers keeper.

After 73 minutes, Brogan Moore and Nicole Leys made way for Erin Pope and Alice Curr respectively.

Jo Blodgett went close when she fired her shot just wide of the upright.

Katie McLean made an outstanding save when she managed to dive low to her right and palm the ball away.

Wimbledon went on to add three further goals and close to the final whistle Jo Blodgett hooked the ball into the net from close-range.

The Dons went on to face Selsey in the next round.

Steve Russell