On Sunday 11th October old foes AFC Wimbledon came to the Club Langley and against a bare XI, the Wombles cleaned up convincingly, with better players in most positions, substitutes to help and many more supporters as well.
A pre-match tribute to Matt Ratana, the Croydon Policeman, was respected by both sets of players.
Despite the heavy defeat, Croydon did show sportsmanship by trying right until the end. Debutante Emma Dyduch took her chance well, and showed great battling qualities which will be more effective against lesser opponents. Tammie Adekanmbi impressed whilst moved to right back and linked well with Lucy Casey. There were goal chances from Kacie Nadison Singh and Chantae Wallace that brought saves from the Wimbledon keeper. Georgina Fangawa was tenacious throughout but the Wimbledon White Wall proved impenetrable on this occasion. Steph Liddle had little chance with the majority of the clinically taken goals and made some good saves to keep the score down. It was a lesson learned and just one of those days in football when nothing goes right.
Next week Croydon are expecting more returnees from injury and have a break from the league by facing South London in the Capital Women’s Cup.