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Jones at the double for Rovers Ladies

12 August 2015

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Sophie Jones scored twice as Rovers Ladies concluded their pre-season schedule with a 4-2 defeat at home to Coventry.

Rovers played just over an hour with their first team, who established a 2-1 lead, before the Reserves came on for the remainder of the 100-minute match.

The hosts opened the scoring on 12 minutes when Sophie Flynn played a through ball out left to Jones, who cut infield before firing inside the Coventry keeper’s near post.

Coventry equalised on 25 minutes when a free-kick hit the bar and Lynda Shepherd’s headed clearance was volleyed into the top corner by Jade Brook from the edge of the box.

Jones restored Rovers’ lead on 62 minutes with her second individual effort of the game, but goals from Helen Dermody, Nikki Miles and Danni Selmes secured the spoils for the visitors.

Manager Gemma Donnelly said: “It was a tough encounter and a really good run-out against a strong Coventry side, who were the only team to take six points off us last season.

“The game provided us with a good gauge of where we’re at and was another opportunity for the first team to gel.

“The players got through the extended game with no injuries and produced a fine footballing display.”

Rovers Ladies get their FA Women’s Premier League North campaign underway at home to Loughborough this Sunday, kick-off at AFC Darwen is at 2pm. 

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