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Wolves hit for six

29 April 2015

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Rovers Ladies remain on course for a third-place finish after thrashing bottom-of-the-table Wolves 6-0.

Georgia Stanway and Amie Fleming both bagged braces, whilst Megan Taylor and Jess Holbrook were also on the scoresheet for Gemma Donnelly’s side.
Rovers opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark when Lynda Shepherd played a pass through to Holbrook, who lobbed the ball over the keeper.
Stanway rattled the crossbar with a superb strike from distance on 39 minutes, before Taylor played a ball over the top to Fleming, who doubled Rovers’ lead just before the break.
Rovers remained in the ascendancy after the interval and added a third goal on 55 minutes when Stanway played a neat give-and-go with Holbrook, before firing home.
The hosts made a couple of corners count midway through the second half, with Taylor in the right place to convert a rebound on 69 minutes, before Fleming headed home Rovers’ fifth moments later.
Rovers completed the rout in the 90th minute with a well-worked team goal. After exchanging countless passes across the pitch, Kelly Bourne delivered a pin-point cross and Stanway slotted home her second of the match.
Manager Gemma Donnelly said: “Wolves were already relegated, so had nothing to lose, which could have gone against us. They were respectful in the way they set their team out and in the opening 30 minutes, we found it difficult to penetrate the number of bodies they had behind the ball.
“We were camped in their half and once we made the breakthrough that gave us the impetus to try new things. We were very comfortable in possession and became more threatening as the game wore on.
“It was a game we didn’t want to slip up in and we wanted to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat. Overall, it was very pleasing to score six goals – from a number of sources, in particular three from Centre of Excellence graduates Georgia Stanway and Megan Taylor, and a couple from our captain Amie Fleming – and also not to concede a goal with a bit of a makeshift defence. 
“It was a professional and clinical performance from all involved. We only need one point from our three remaining games to guarantee third place in the table, which is quite a turnaround from finishing third from bottom last season, with a real threat of relegation.”
ROVERS: Jackson, Westerman (Bourne 46), Flynn, Shepherd, Shaw, M. Taylor (O’Donnell 70), Fleming, Holbrook, Stanway, Jones (Boyle 46), Sheen.

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