Young Wimbledon do the double

AFC Wimbledon celebrate after winning the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy (Photo: Simon Roe)

AFC Wimbledon’s development team celebrated a league and cup double (Photo: Simon Roe)

AFC Wimbledon’s development side collected their second trophy of a highly successful season for the club, defeating Camden Town 3-1 after extra-time in the John Greenacre Memorial Trophy.

And they had to come from behind to do it – going in at half-time 1-0 down.

But Elle Richards equalised. Then Ashleigh McGuigan saved a penalty to take the match into extra-time.

A goal in each half of the added 30 minutes – from Aramide Okekunle‘s penalty and Richards again – earned Wimbledon’s youngsters their second trophy – and the club its third after the first team took the Surrey Women’s Cup from Carshalton Athletic.

The development squad also won the Greater London League Division One with games to spare.

Copsewood end first Premier League adventure on a high

Copsewood Coventry celebrate their eighth-place finish in the FAW Premier League, May 17 2015 (Photo: Copsewood Coventry LFC)

Copsewood were far from at full strength again on Sunday, but they had plenty to celebrate (Photo: Copsewood Coventry LFC)

Copsewood‘s astonishing finish to their first season in the FAW Premier League took another remarkable twist when they beat relegated Keynsham Town 4-1 to end their maiden Premier League campaign in eighth place.

The Coventry club, who were second-to-bottom almost all season, rounded off an amazing revival over the past five weeks with their fourth victory in five matches after recording only two wins in their first 17.

Goals by Leah Williams (2), Kirsty Robson and Sarah Rowles earned them their final – and biggest – win of the season.

But whether they get the chance to display their spirit and skill again next season may depend on the FAW Premier League’s decision on their request to be switched to the league’s Northern Division.

Manager Ryan Conneely says the club he and members of his family help run might have to disband if they are unsuccessful because of the travelling costs and demands on his players.


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