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Ladies continue perfect start

Goals from Alex Taylor and Jess Holbrook help Rovers to a 2-0 win over West Brom.

29 August 2017

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Alex Taylor celebrates her goal Ian Stevens
Alex Taylor celebrates her goal

Rovers Ladies made it two wins from two on Sunday as a goal at the beginning of each half was enough to get all three points against West Bromwich Albion.

Alex Taylor fired the visitors in front, before Jess Holbrook doubled Rovers' advantage early in the second half to complete a satisfactory afternoon.

The Ladies were bright from the start and took the lead after just seven minutes. 

Ria Montgomery hit a low cross into the box to where an unmarked Taylor arrived to open the scoring.

Back post headers from Lynda Shepherd and Ellie Cook would go agonisingly over from resulting corners, but it was West Brom who squandered the best chance of the first half.

A sloppy goal kick resulted in the Baggies being 3-on-1, but Kayleigh McDonald defended well to allow keeper Danielle Hill to reclaim the ball.

After the half-time break Holbrook served notice of what was to come when she unleashed a powerful effort that unfortunately smashed against the crossbar.

However, despite West Brom having a good run of play, Holbrook would make no mistake soon afterwards. Receiving the ball wide left, she cut inside the box, beating one marker before bending the ball into the far right corner of the goal.

With just under a quarter of the game to go, Baggies keeper McElroy would make a tremendous save as Natasha Fenton burst into the box, tipping her low drive wide of the post. 

Rovers would see the game out without any real danger of conceding to make it six points from their opening two games.

The Ladies are in League Cup action against Barnsley next weekend at Bamber Bridge. Tickets for the Barnsley game are £4 Adults, £2 Kids.

Live updates will also be available on twitter @RoversLadies

ROVERS: Hill, Pearson, McDonald, Cook, Fryer (sub Powell 76 mins), Shepherd, Holbrook, Fenton, Jordan, A. Taylor (sub Walsh 76 mins), Montgomery (sub Stevens 54 mins).

Sub not used: Myler (GK)

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