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“It was a dominant performance from start to finish”

11 May 2019

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Rovers Ladies head coach Katie Quinlan praised Rovers’ dominant performance as the team retained the Lancashire FA Challenge Cup.

A 2-0 victory over Fylde Ladies in Thursday night’s Final made it five cup triumphs in five seasons for the Blues and a record 13th cup title overall.

 “I thought it was a dominant performance from the girls from start to finish,” Quinlan said post-match.

“They showed some individual brilliance and at half-time we wanted to build on what we did in the first-half.”

Quinlan felt the scoreline flattered Fylde, with Rovers having numerous chances to put the game to bed in the second-half.

“It could have been a lot more. We had some clear cut chances but in the first-half they did as well, so we wanted to nullify the opportunities.

“Their gameplan was quite defensive so it allowed us to take the game to them. The girls really did that so it was a bit frustrating that we didn’t score more.

“It was exciting for the fans and for us on the sideline jumping up ready to celebrate, but it just didn’t quite go in a couple of times.”

The two names on the scoresheet were again Rovers’ free scoring strikers - Natasha Flint and Saffron Jordan - who have scored 89 goals between them this season.

“They were brilliant finishes. The two of them have been exciting to watch but it was a good team performance today.

“Tash Flint’s first, she created it from a wide area. The second one Lagan was involved and then there was a clever run from Jess (Holbrook) and then slotted home by Saff.”

Quinlan is already looking ahead to next Saturday’s play off game against Coventry United, at Bradford City FC’s Valley Parade.  

“Straight away we know what we want to work on from the game so we’ll look to build on this performance.

“We’ll be going into that confident and looking forward to hopefully another win.”

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions. They are available to buy here. Coach travel is also available to buy online here.

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