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Preview: Rovers Ladies v Coventry United

Can Rovers Ladies complete a historic quadruple?

16 May 2019

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Rovers Ladies finish off another highly successful season on Saturday, facing Coventry United in the Championship ‘play off’ at Valley Parade, (3pm).

Both teams have already been promoted to the FA Women’s Championship for 2019/20, with the winners of this game being crowned overall FA WNL champions.

And for Rovers, it’s a chance to complete a unique quadruple, having already won the League, League Cup and County Cup like last season.

But it was the final winner takes all game that Gemma Donnelly’s side failed to overcome in the last two years, losing the play off game.

“For us, I feel it just has to be third time lucky and that we have waited patiently to claim this accolade,” Donnelly said ahead of the game. 

“The players have experienced the highest of highs but the lowest of lows over the past three seasons and I hope we can finally achieve ultimate success by being crowned the National League champions.

“It’s a title I believe we are deserving of, having shown complete dominance for three seasons and falling at the final hurdle.”

Rovers have not met Coventry since last year’s dramatic League Cup Semi-Final on home soil, when the Blues came from two goals down to take the game to penalties - and win, with Danielle Hill saving the final spot-kick.

“Congratulations to Coventry United on their achievements this season. Like us, they have dominated their league and are deserved winners.”

“I expect a 90-minute battle between the two teams as we both wish to be crowned National Champions.

“Our squad brings enormous experience and quality and I hope we are able to exhibit that on the pitch in front of our fans, friends and family one last time this season.”

There’s still time to book your place on the supporters’ coach to Bradford online. Match tickets are also available to purchase here.

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