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Ladies beat Terriers at Ewood

9 May 2017

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Rovers Ladies defeated Huddersfield Town 3-1 on Monday night in their penultimate league game of a successful season.

Goals from Faye McCoy, Danielle Whitham and Hannah Fryer were enough to see Rovers take the three points and edge closer to going the entire league campaign unbeaten.

The home side started with a fast tempo and got their reward after just three minutes. A corner from the right by Jess Holbrook saw Faye McCoy head the ball over the goalkeeper to put Rovers ahead.

Within five minutes, Rovers had doubled their lead. Excellent pressure from Saffron Jordan on the Huddersfield goalkeeper saw her clearance blocked and Whitham was quickest to react to force the ball home into the empty net.

Rovers almost made it three before the break as Natasha Fenton’s low cross was met by Jordan, only for the keeper to save the initial shot, before pushing the ball around the post to prevent it creeping over the line.

The second half would start like the first and Rovers quickly made it 3-0. Fryer pressed the defence high from right-back, before dispossessing the last defender and slotting the ball home for her first goal for the club.

Rovers went in search of a fourth with McCoy almost getting her second of the night with a thunderbolt of a strike from the edge of the box, but the ball rattled the post.

Instead it was the Terriers who would go on to grab a consolation goal five minutes from time. Ella Harris finding space in the area before hitting a hard and low shot that crept home despite the best efforts of keeper Danielle Hill.

The win sets the Ladies up nicely for their final league match of the season. They return to Ewood Park next Sunday afternoon when they take on Stoke City.

Season ticket holders can see the match for free on production of their season ticket cards. General admission prices for the 2pm kick-off are £3 for Adults, £1 Concessions.

ROVERS: Hill, Fryer (sub Montgomery 71 mins), McDonald, Stewart, Pearson, Holbrook, McCoy (sub Shepherd 63 mins), Fenton, Whitham, Jordan (sub Rankin 78 mins), Toone.

Subs not used: Taylor, Cook.

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