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Title dreams dashed by Forest

27 April 2016

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Rovers Ladies’ title dreams were dashed after being held to a goalless draw at home to Nottingham Forest.

Gemma Donnelly’s side dominated the match from start to finish, but the stalemate ends Rovers’ hopes of finishing top of the table.

In a completely one-sided affair, Rovers had countless opportunities to secure the points, but were denied by the woodwork on several occasions and squandered a number of one-on-ones with the Forest keeper.

Rovers’ frustrations were summed up when Jess Holbrook seemed certain to score, but her effort at goal went out for a throw.

Donnelly said: “It was probably the most one-sided game of football, both in terms of chances and possession, I think I’ve ever witnessed, but we just couldn’t score.

“Ultimately, a draw wasn’t enough for us, the girls knew that and towards the end it became desperation and we were shooting from all angles, just in hope that we could get something.

“It’s really cruel how we now can’t win the league and everyone’s absolutely gutted, but that’s football. I can’t praise the girls enough for the way that they played. Some of the football at times was unbelievable, but you just can’t create that many chances and not score.

“We just have to try and maintain are unbeaten streak in the league and finish on a high, then regroup and go again next season.”

ROVERS: Hill, Pearson, Cook, Bickett, Flynn, Fenton, Fleming, Holbrook, Jordan, Strickland (Shepherd 71), Toone.

Subs not used: Taylor, O’Donnell, Kinvig.

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