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Donnelly: I’m so proud

The Blues have retained the FA Women’s National League Cup

29 April 2019

Rovers Ladies manager Gemma Donnelly was super proud of her players for adding yet another trophy to the cabinet on Sunday.

Rovers cruised to victory in the League Cup Final, beating Crawley Wasps 3-0 at Burton’s Pirelli Stadium.

“It’s amazing. I’m so proud and super thrilled for the girls,” a delighted Donnelly said post-match. 

“They’ve worked so hard all season and of course these are the moments the players want to play in. All our hard work has accumulated to them getting to these finals and so I’m buzzing for them.”

The victory wrapped up a league and cup double for the second successive season, to underline Rovers’ dominance in the third tier of women’s football.  

“The double double is brilliant. This group of players have worked so hard for it. They’ve kept their heads on the game. They could have allowed themselves to veer off course having won the league. 

“But they haven’t, they’ve stuck to the task and I thought the performance was worthy of the victory.”

Top scorers Saffron Jordan and Natasha Flint were again amongst the goals, with the former breaking the deadlock after just eight minutes to calm the nerves, and score her 100thRovers goal in the process.

Flint, who was recently named Blackburn Rovers Disabled Supporters Player of the Year, went on to pick up the Player of the Match award.

“Of course it settled them. As soon as the whistle goes in a cup game like this everyone is going a hundred miles an hour. 

“We grew into the game. Certainly in the second-half we were much more in control. As per all season, it was those two linking up. They’ve been phenomenal and it’s no different today.”

Rovers are back in league action when they travel to face Bradford City Women on Wednesday night, (7:45pm). 


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