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Report: Guiseley Vixens 0 Rovers Ladies 5

Gemma Donnelly’s side got back to winning ways in emphatic fashion

19 March 2019

Rovers Ladies made a statement of intent by bouncing back from defeat to win 5-0 away at Guiseley Vixens.

A brace from Saffron Jordan and Lagan Makin’s strike had the runaway league leaders in complete control at half-time.  

And Jordan added two more to seal her hat-trick and put extra gloss on the scoreline after the break. 

It was a positive start from Rovers, who were on the front foot early when Natasha Flint shot wide from distance. 

And it took just three minutes for the visitors to break the deadlock, Jordan making no mistake from close range when Jess Holbrook’s corner fell to her in the box. 

That goal could have knocked Guiseley off their stride but they tried to respond through Monika Stube, who couldn’t direct her effort on target. 

Rovers went in search of another when Serena Fletcher’s shot was too hot to handle for Bethan Davies and Jordan almost pounced on the rebound. 

Natasha Fenton then laid off Lynda Shepherd, on her 250th appearance for the club, but the Rovers captain curled her shot over the bar. 

Back at the other end, Amelia Size was taken out as she bravely flicked a loose ball away, but there was little for Guiseley fans to cheer about in the first 45 minutes.

Gemma Donnelly’s side kept the pressure on. Shepherd laid off Flint, but Jodie Hunter blocked the shot. 

Makin then had two effort blocked before Jordan bagged her second of the evening on the half hour mark, flicking in Holbrook’s corner at the near post with a smart first-time finish. 

It would soon be three as Makin fired Flint’s cross low and into the net via a deflection. 

There were a flurry of further chances before the break, with Flint twice going close before Davies made another save from Jordan, who went in search of a first-half hat-trick. 

Flint created two more chances soon after the break, while Holbrook also saw an effort saved early in the second period. 

Jordan brought up her hat-trick with a superb finish, seeing the keeper off her line and curling the ball into the top corner from outside the box. 

Rovers’ top scorer didn’t have to wait long for a fourth, smashing the ball home from close range after Makin’s cross was parried into her path. 

In truth, it could have been any scoreline. Lauren Davies’ volley was blocked and Makin’s skied the rebound over from a tight angle.

Alex Taylor curled a shot wide late on after a great pass from Fenton, with the former turning provider for Jordan’s first-time shot, which was saved by Davies. 

Rovers are next in action on Sunday, away to Hull City Ladies (2pm). 

ROVERS: Size, Jukes, Shepherd (C), Stuart, Holbrook, Davies (Taylor 70), Fenton, Jordan, Flint (Charlton 74), Makin, Fletcher (McDonald 45).

Unused subs: Walsh, Redman. 

Goals: Jordan (3, 29, 63, 66). Makin (33).  


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