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“We were determined to get the win, the clean sheet and some points on the board”

15 October 2019

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Player of the Match Fran Stenson believes the Durham result can be a catalyst for the Blues to push on in the Championship.

Gemma Donnelly’s side recorded their first three points of the season - as well as their first clean sheet - at New Ferens Park.

The Arsenal loanee made the difference between the sticks, as Rovers moved up to ninth in the table with a game in hand on the three teams immediately above them.

“I think we dominated from start to finish to be honest,” the England Under-19 international said after the game.

“There are bits we need to work on but I thought our overall performance was very good.

“I think we have been working towards this result and we got what we deserved. We now need to build on this.

“The way we’ve played this season we probably should have got something more than we have. Today showed just how much the hard work has paid off.”

Stenson pulled off some incredible saves to keep Durham out, including three one-on-one stops and a header from point blank range.

But Rovers’ number one was keen to praise the whole team for the part they played in the victory.

“Some parts of the game were hard but every single player pulled out a performance today.

“Credit must go to the whole team, and to Ellie (Stewart) because it was a really good penalty.

“We were determined to get the win, clean sheet and some points on the board. We have got the first win now and we need to keep building on this for the rest of the season.”

Rovers are next in action at home to Durham on Sunday. Get your tickets for the clash at Bamber Bridge here!

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