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Donnelly: We weren’t good enough today

“It was a really good opportunity for us today to move away from the pack at the bottom and we’ve not taken our chance"

1 December 2019

Rovers Ladies Manager Gemma Donnelly was disappointed with her side’s performance in the 2-0 defeat at Leicester City.

An own goal and Lachante Paul’s second-half strike condemned Rovers to a first defeat in four games.

And the Blues boss was less than impressed with her side’s performance.

“We were just awful today,” Donnelly reflected after the game.

“We’ve scored an own goal and gifted them the two or three opportunities they have created and they’ve put them away.

“I can’t put my finger on exactly what it was other than lack of quality across the pitch. I can’t say anyone has stood out and I’m just so disappointed.

“It was a really good opportunity for us today to move away from the pack at the bottom and we’ve not taken our chance. It’s not acceptable.”

She admits it could have been a different game had Rovers scored from their big first-half opportunity.

“Our first chance was a header from a set piece which is something we’ve worked on so I was pleased with that as a potential goal scoring opportunity.

“I’m not sure what happened to keep that goal out, I think she’s made two or three good saves there.

“I think it was one of those games where we could have been there for the next week and not scored.”

“The girls have to put a shift in. We can coach all day long but the girls have got to have the attitude and desire to want to do better than they have today.

“If they don’t want that then there’s not too much we can about that.

“I hope they reflect on today’s game and know that it wasn’t good enough, hence the scoreline. Had we taken our chances, I’d suggest it would be a different outcome.

“The girls will have to go again at training and it will be my job to pick them up but they’ve let themselves down today.”


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