Rovers Ladies manager Gemma Donnelly paid tribute to her departing Head Coach Amanda Goodwin after the Blues were crowned league champions for the third season running.
Rovers’ 3-0 home victory over Derby County has left them uncatchable at the top of the FAWNL Northern Premier Division.
“It’s fitting that today is her last day working for the club,” Donnelly said post-match.
“AJ and I started the journey together many seasons ago. We took over the Ladies team mid-season and it was such a hard season, we only just avoided relegation.
“And five seasons later we’ve been re-joined working together with the team. It’s our last day and we’ve won the league.”
“Personally I’d like to thank AJ for her time and contribution. I can’t say I’m going to miss her headaches and nagging!
“But her new role, she’s going to absolute smash it and I wish her all the very best.”
The boss also praised her title-winning team, who achieved the feat with five games to spare.
“The players were focused. It was just another game.
“They were obviously aware that a positive result would secure the league for a third season, but they just wanted to win.
“That’s what has been instilled into them over the past few seasons, so every credit has to go to the players.
“It’s certainly set us up in a really positive position for promotion and moving onto the next stage.”
Rovers Ladies are next in action this Sunday, away at Nottingham Forest Ladies, (2pm).