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Perfect 10 for Ladies!

22 October 2014

Rovers Ladies cruised into the quarter-finals of the Lancashire FA Womens Challenge Cup courtesy of a crushing 10-0 victory over Blackpool.

Katie Anderton and Danielle Sheen both bagged hat-tricks, as red-hot Rovers scored five goals in each half to extend their unbeaten run to 10 games.

The hosts dominated throughout and took the lead inside four minutes when Alex Taylor set up Anderton for the opener.

The same duo combined as Anderton doubled Rovers' lead shortly, before completing her hat-trick midway through the first half, volleying home the keeper's clearance.

Sheen got in on the act on 33 minutes, with a smashing shot past the keeper, before Taylor converted Sophia Riccio's left-wing cross at the back post just before the break.

Rovers picked up where they left off at the start of the second half, creating several chances before Millie Shaw crossed for Sheen to score her second of the game with a fine first-time finish into the top corner.

The striker completed her treble shortly after, latching onto Amie Fleming•s incisive through ball, before firing in off the post.

With 10 minutes remaining, there was still time for Rovers to add three more. A corner was played back to Jess Holbrook, who curled a sublime shot into the right-hand corner from the edge of the box, before Lynda Shepherd chipped the ball through to Anderton, who lifted a first-time shot over the keeper from close range for her fourth.

Shepherd completed the rout late on, playing a one-two with Anderton on the edge of the area, before running onto the return pass and drilling an effort in off the post from 12 yards out.

Rovers• reward is a third round tie at home to Bury on Sunday November 16th. 

Manager Gemma Donnelly said: "It was a very pleasing performance and pleasing to see the goals come from several different sources.   

"The girls are producing consistently good performances, irrespective of the opposition, demonstrating a very professional attitude."

ROVERS: Hutcheson, Shaw, Shepherd, Twohig, Riccio, Holbrook, Chandarana, Fleming, Sheen, Taylor, Anderton.

Subs not used: Westerman.

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