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Preview: Rovers Ladies v Boro Women

“We’re certainly on our way to achieving our target of promotion, but by no means are we there yet.”

16 February 2019

Rovers Ladies host Middlesbrough Women on Sunday looking to notch up a 15th straight league win.

Gemma Donnelly’s side come into the game off the back of a 3-0 victory over rivals Fylde Ladies. 

Saffron Jordan’s first-half hat-trick ensured derby bragging rights - and crucially - another three points for the Blues. 

“The girls were fantastic on Thursday night and really stepped up and showed their class,” said Donnelly. 

“The 3-0 scoreline would a suggest an easy game, but it could have been five or six.”

A win against Middlesbrough would make it three wins in eight days for Rovers. 

“It’s been a tough week of games but it’s been rewarding given that we’ve taken six points from six so far.

“We hope to be able to finish off a fixture-packed schedule by securing more points on the board.”

It was a hard fought 2-1 win for Rovers away to Boro earlier this season. 

Captain Lynda Shepherd’s late winner was the difference between the two sides.

And the boss is expecting more of the same from the Teessiders on Sunday.

“It was a really close encounter and Middlesbrough had certainly done their homework. They were a real threat.”

Another victory could see Rovers end the day with a colossal 14-point advantage over nearest contenders Huddersfield Town Ladies. 

“We’re certainly on our way to achieving our target of promotion, but by no means are we there yet.”

It’s a 2pm kick-off at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium on Sunday, with tickets priced at £4 for adults and £2 for concessions. 


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