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Skipper delighted to net the winner

“It wasn’t our greatest performance but we got the three points”

10 October 2018

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Rovers Ladies captain Lynda Shepherd was thrilled to score the winning goal and secure all three points against Middlesbrough Women on Sunday.

The midfielder rose highest from a Natasha Fenton corner in the 85th minute to head home and preserve Rovers’ 100% league record.

It was a tough game for Gemma Donnelly’s side, who were pegged back after going ahead early in the second half courtesy of Natasha Flint’s strike.

But Shepherd’s third goal of the season kept Rovers on top of the National League Northern Premier Division table.

The skipper said: “I wouldn’t say it was our greatest performance, but coming away to Middlesbrough it’s always a difficult game. They worked well, they’re an organised team and they frustrated us at times today.

“But it was just about getting three points and obviously it’s great to score.”

Shepherd felt Rovers should have been more clinical from set pieces earlier in the game, having created plenty of opportunities from dead ball situations.

“It was about time to be honest. We had a lot of corners today and probably should have taken a few more chances than we did.

“Fortunately I’ve put my head in there at the right time and it’s gone in. But it’s not about me, it’s about the team and getting that win.”

She also looked ahead to this weekend’s fixture at home to Fylde Ladies – a return to FAWNL Cup action for the Blues.

Rovers beat the Coasters earlier in the season thanks to Saffron Jordan’s goal and are looking to do the same in the Cup.

“Like Middlesbrough, and like every game, it’s going to be a difficult one. We just recently played Fylde and they are another well organised team.

“We will prepare properly this week and then hopefully we can go and get another result on Sunday.”

You can watch Rovers Ladies in action this Sunday at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, with free entry for Rovers season ticket holders, (kick off 2pm).

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