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Forster double downs Foxes

Posted: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk

Leicester City 1-2 Rovers Ladies

Sunday April 28th, 2013
Women's Premier League Northern Division 
Leicester City 1-2 Rovers Ladies

Ladies striker Nichol Forster struck in both halves to defeat Leicester City 2-1 on Sunday.

Andy Ramskill's side put the disappointment of their Lancashire Challenge Cup Final defeat behind them with their third consecutive league win.

Rovers started brightly, taking the lead after just ten minutes through Forster, but the home side levelled from the penalty spot just before the break.

Five minutes into the second half Leicester City were reduced to ten after a sending off for handling on the line, and although Rovers saw the subsequent penalty strike the woodwork, Forster was on hand to force home her second of the game to clinch all three points for Rovers Ladies.

Interim boss Ramskill said: "I thought the introduction of Beth Donoghue changed the game. It was a shocking pitch, so we had to change our style of football and be more direct. It was then that we started creating chances.

"Having been 1-0 up, they then scored a goal from nowhere, completely against the run of play, and we had to dig deep in the second half to get the win. Leicester may be at the bottom of the table, but I've quickly realised that there are no easy games in this division. We will go again against Wolves on Sunday."

ROVERS: Jackson, Oates (O'Donnell 40), Cox, Roberts, Marsh, Boulton (Donoghue 60), Westerman, Flynn, Fuller (Farrell 70), Manning, N. Forster.

Subs not used: Noori.