Oxford United Women play away at MK Dons tonight (7:45pm KO), with the game being behind closed doors to away fans at Stadium MK.
Manager Liam Gilbert said: “It’ll be a tough game; MK Dons had a good result at the weekend, and they’ll be flying off the back of that. They will be an organised team and we know what to expect under the lights of Stadium MK.
“We’re looking forward to playing at home again this weekend at Court Place Farm when we will face Crawley as well."
With no new injuries to report, the U's will be raring to go before returning to Court Place Farm for the first home game of the season against Crawley Wasps on Sunday.
Our opponents ran out 1-0 winners versus Crawley Wasps last time out, an impressive performance. A lapse in concentration from the Crawley defence saw Mollie Coupar keep her composure following a failed Crawley clearance to find the back of the net and earn her side the three points. Previously, MK Dons were defeated 4-1 by Watford at Stadium MK on the opening day of the season.
As for Oxford, two away games to kick off the season have resulted in one win and one loss. The U's initially took the lead through Molly Peters in last Sunday’s contest against Watford, however first-half strikes from Wiltshire and Ward meant that the three points stayed in Hertfordshire.
Before that United started the season strongly with a 1-0 victory against Gillingham in the first game of the season.
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The last time the two sides met, it was Coupar who scored MK Dons’ goal in United’s 2-1 victory at Court Place Farm back in March – the forward meeting a right-wing corner to head in from six yards out that day. The MK Dons forward also earned her side the win against Crawley Wasps last Sunday after bouncing back from her team’s loss the previous weekend.
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