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Rovers rally to defeat Sheffield

8 April 2015

Rovers Ladies pulled off one of the results of the season with a sensational 2-1 victory over league leaders Sheffield.

The result leaves Gemma Donnelly’s side just two points off top spot in the Women’s Premier League table.

Sheffield took the lead inside five minutes when a cross from the left was turned home and the visitors almost made it 2-0, but the goal was ruled out for a foul on the keeper.

Rovers grabbed the equaliser when a poor clearance found Lynda Shepherd, who fired home left-footed into the bottom corner.

And the winner arrived 20 minutes from time when Megan Taylor played in Danielle Sheen, who turned the last defender and shot low into the corner.

“I thought we were fantastic,” said manager Donnelly. “You can count the number of games Sheffield have lost over the past couple of seasons on one hand.

“We had a majorly depleted team and when we went a goal down, I feared the worst.

“However, their disallowed a goal proved a bit of a turning point and we really got going.

“The work rate and desire from the girls was evident to see. We simply wanted it more.

“I can’t single anyone out – the whole team worked tirelessly. It was a bit of a nervy ending, but they really couldn’t get through and we held on for a deserved win.”

ROVERS: Hutcheson, Westerman, A. Taylor, Twohig, Shaw, Jones, M. Taylor, Shepherd, Fleming, Sheen, Flynn.

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