After back-to-back English Women’s Premier League wins, MK Falcons were brought back down to earth with a 4-0 defeat to high-flying Kingston Diamonds on Sunday.
Despite having 20 shots on goal, the Falcons simply couldn’t put one past the away keeper and remain seventh in the nine-team league.
The first period ended with no goals, but Kingston finally opened their account in the second, taking a narrow lead into the third.
The third period took its toll on the tiring Falcons as the Diamonds gathered pace to extend their lead in the closing stages.
The Diamonds are one of the top teams in the country and have several Great Britain players in their squad, so Falcons shouldn’t be too down about their unbeaten run coming to an end.
They don’t get the chance to exact revenge on Kingston until the very last game of the season, but the city side will be hoping to continue their momentum as the season starts to draw to a close.
Fundraising efforts the night before the game proved fruitful, with the club raising nearly £300 to help ensure they can continue playing in the months ahead.
Falcons’ next game is away to Slough on April 6 and their final home match of the season is on April 27, with Streatham visiting Milton Keynes.