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Preview: Nottingham Forest Ladies v Rovers Ladies

Gemma Donnelly’s title-winning side are on the road this weekend

5 April 2019

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Rovers Ladies travel to face Nottingham Forest Ladies this Sunday at Eastwood CFC, (2pm).

Here’s our guide to the game… 


Rovers were crowned league champions for the third straight season following last weekend’s 3-0 victory over Derby County Ladies at Bamber Bridge. Goals from Saffron Jordan, Jess Holbrook and Sophie Charlton secured the victory.

The Blues completed the feat with five games to spare, and hold a 12-point gap to second placed Sunderland, with two games in hand. 

Rovers ran out 7-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Bamber Bridge, with Saffron Jordan and Lagan Makin grabbing braces and Natasha Flint, Jess Holbrook and Ellie Stewart also on the scoresheet.

As always, we'll bring you team news and live updates on the game via social media. Fans can follow all the action on our official Twitter account, @RoversLadies, with kick-off scheduled for 2pm. 


Long-term absentees Kelsey Pearson and Ellie Stewart are on the road to recovery following ACL injuries. 

Centre-back Kayleigh McDonald will require a fitness test, while fellow defender Charlotte Stuart will miss the game.

Apart from that, Gemma Donnelly has a fully fit squad to choose from for the game at Eastwood CFC. 


Nottingham Forest Ladies sit 10th in the 13-team table, having collected 22 points from their 21 games. 

Forest have a new manager in the dugout. Graham Abercrombie left his role in early March with Assistant Manager Alena Moulton placed in temporary charge. 

They are five points above relegation threatened 12th placed Doncaster Rovers Belles.

The East Midlanders lost 3-1 away at Middlesbrough Women last time out. They haven’t won in seven league games, including five defeats during that run.  


Forest are running promotional ticket prices for the game, as it’s their Fan Appreciation Day. Tickets are priced at £2.50 for adults and free for children and concessions. 

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