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Second chance against the Seagulls

12 March 2016

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To mark International Women’s Day, Rovers Ladies manager Gemma Donnelly and captain Amie Fleming were the special half-time guests on the pitch at Tuesday night’s game against Birmingham City.

The duo, who drew out the winning Rovers Return numbers, are chasing silverware on four fronts this season, with the team currently joint-second in the Northern Division table and still in three different cup competitions.

On Sunday, Rovers travel back down to Brighton for their rearranged Women’s FA Cup fourth round clash against the Southern Division leaders.

Rovers lost the initial fixture 2-1, but after Brighton were found to have breached competition rules, the tie has been ordered to be replayed.  

Donnelly said: “Obviously it offers us a second chance to progress to the fifth round of the competition, which would be an amazing achievement.

“However, it was a really tough game against Brighton when we last played them. It was certainly a game of two halves and I expect it to be no easier this time round.

“I think the positives from it, is that we learned how they play and their strengths within the squad, and I think on the day it could go either way. It will be down to who wants it the most, but we’ll go with everything that we’ve got and give them a good game.

“It’s another long journey back down to the south coast, but given that we were due to play away to Cardiff in the semi-final of the Premier League Cup, the girls were already prepared for a long weekend.”

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