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HATTERS LADIES V MK DONS AT KENILWORTH ROAD

28 September 2016

The Hatters Ladies team will be playing at Kenilworth Road

Make sure you come down to Kenilworth Road this evening for the Luton Town Ladies derby match against MK Dons!

Town had a great start to the campaign and were top of the League before losing for the first time this season last week to Cambridge United.

A win against the Dons would see Nikki Baker’s side move to within two points of first place, having finished fourth in the league for the past two seasons.

Baker can’t wait for the tie, as she has been impressed with the depth of her squad, as well as a number of individuals who have helped take her side to the next level.

Baker said: “Milton Keynes is a derby game and it is always a close encounter in the league, won by the odd goal or a draw. It would be great for us to beat them at Kenilworth Road as it is a local derby that has something behind it and the girls will be giving everything to win.

“We have built a great squad this season with excellent depth that has a mixture of youth and experience in.  For her age and lack of experience, 16-year-old Lucy Webster is tremendous and her composure on the ball and the way she copes mentally has been exceptional.

“Rachel Carter got given the captain's armband this season and she has stepped up accordingly. Going forward I have been impressed with many players, but Michelle Byrne has really stood out this season in a variety of areas on the pitch.” 

The Ladies play at Kenilworth Road once a season, and Baker said it is a privilege for some of the players who are Hatters fans through-and-through to play on the hallowed turf.

“I can’t thank the club enough for letting us play here and for pulling out the stops for it to happen,” Baker said. “There are several Luton Town fans in the squad including myself who is a lifelong fan. Stepping out onto the pitch is always an honour.”

The team are also fundraising-as it is self-funded-and they would love it if Hatters fans can donate.

Baker said: “For us to try and compete at a higher level or even to sustain the level we are at, we need help with funding. Any little support we can get is appreciated.”

Hatters fans can get in for free to Kenilworth Road to see the ladies in action tonight, as the match will kick-off at 7:45pm.

If you want to donate to the Ladies team, follow the link: https://www.gofundme.com/lutontownladies 

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