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Ladies bid for Lancs Cup glory

27 April 2016

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Rovers Ladies will bid to retain the Lancashire FA Women Challenge Cup when they play Preston North End in the final on Thursday night.

The county cup showpiece, between the two local rivals, will take place at the LFA County Ground in Leyland, kick-off 7.30pm.

Gemma Donnelly’s side, who are looking to lift the trophy for the 10th time, booked their place in a 13th consecutive final courtesy of a 5-1 win over Bolton Wanderers, while Preston thrashed Blackburn Community Sports Club 9-0 at the semi-final stage.

“As always, it’s exceptionally pleasing to get to the final and we’re all looking forward to the occasion,” said Donnelly. “It’s a competition that we never take for granted, albeit we’ve had a relatively easy journey to get to this stage.

“It should be a really interesting encounter, because it’s a local derby and Preston’s team is made up from a number of ex-Rovers players, so they always find that little bit extra when they play against us.

“However, we’ve enjoyed some good results against Preston over the past two seasons and we will give it everything we’ve got and hopefully that will be enough for us come to come away as champions on the evening.”

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