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Ladies lift Preston Cup

6 August 2012

Rovers Ladies defeated holders Preston North End 2-0 to win the Preston Women's Football Tournament for the first time since 2003.

Rovers lifted the trophy without conceding a single goal at the tournament, which was held at the UCLan Sports Arena.

Scott Rogers’ side defeated Preston’s development squad 1-0 in their opening group game, with Kim Turner getting the only goal in the second half.

Turner was on target again as Rovers defeated Liverpool Feds 3-0 in their next match. The Northern Ireland international opened the scoring, before a brace from Centre of Excellence graduate Hollie Kelsh ensured the win.

After a goalless draw with Liverpool’s Reserves, Rovers beat Bury 5-0 to secure top spot. Goals from Katie Anderton and Nichol Forster set Rovers on their way, before a Keeleigh Savage hat-trick completed the rout.

Rovers’ reward was a quarter-final tie against Barnsley, who they beat 2-0. Anderton opened the scoring, before Turner set up Kelsh for her third of the tournament.

A Nichol Forster double dumped South Durham out at the semi-final stage, before Rovers produced a repeat performance against hosts Preston in the final.

Savage fired Rovers in front, before Anderton added a second to secure the title.

ROVERS: Jackson, Pennington, Oates, Bennett, Newton, Zserdicky, H. Forster, N. Forster, Savage, Kelsh, Makin, Donoghue, Anderton, Whitham, Turner.

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