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Report: Rovers Ladies 4 Huddersfield Town Ladies 0

Saffron Jordan netted her 40th goal of the season in the win

16 April 2019

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Rovers Ladies kept up their winning run with a convincing 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town Ladies at Bamber Bridge.

Top scorers Saffron Jordan and Natasha Flint both scored twice for Gemma Donnelly’s title winning side.

Chances were few and far between in the first-half. Lucy Sowerby’s low shot tested the returning Danielle Gibbons in Rovers' goal, but she stood firm to save.

At the other end, Natasha Flint’s fierce strike was fumbled by Laura Carter, who eventually claimed the ball.

Jordan opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, sliding in to meet Natasha Fenton’s first-time cross and net her 40th goal of the season in all competitions.

Flint almost made it two, using her strength to get past Lucy Roberts, but her toe poked effort was parried away.

The visitors were still a threat, however, as Kate Mallin’s shot landed on the roof of the net before Laura Elford’s header went wide of the post.

Rovers punished those missed chances by scoring a second before the break. Lynda Shepherd slid the ball through for Flint to roll it past Carter. It was a classy first-time finish from the Rovers number 10.

And the home side took just five second-half minutes to net a third. Lagan Makin volleyed the ball back into the six-yard box for Jordan to tap in from close range.

The Terriers could have got a consolation goal when Mallin cut inside to shoot on her right foot, but Gibbons was down quickly to save, before coming out bravely to pounce on the ball and prevent White putting her name on the scoresheet.

The fourth and final goal came with 10 minutes to go. Flint played a neat one-two with Makin, before firing a left-footed shot into the near corner.

Makin almost grabbed a goal of her own, but saw an effort go narrowly wide. Fenton could have scored the goal of the game only to see her long range shot drop the wrong side of the bar.

Fresh from scoring Rovers' goal in the Reserve Cup Final on Sunday, Ebony Stinson came on to make her first-team debut, replacing Jess Holbrook in midfield late on. 

And there was still time for Gibbons to make a great finger-tip save from White’s shot and preserve a second consecutive clean sheet and 4-0 win for the Blues.

Next up for Rovers is the FAWNL Cup Final against Crawley Wasps at the Pirelli Stadium on Sunday 28th April, (2pm).

ROVERS: Gibbons, Taylor (Dykes 64), Shepherd (C), Holbrook (Stinson 88), Fenton, Jordan, Flint, Makin, McDonald, Fletcher, Charlton (Pacitto 70).

Unused subs: Gerrard, Turner.

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