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A team performance

Stewart scored her second penalty in as many games to secure victory for Rovers

14 October 2019

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Rovers defender Ellie Stewart praised the performance of the whole team in grinding out a shock victory at title contenders Durham.

After stepping up against Coventry United, the centre-back successfully picked the same spot against Durham to hand the Blues all three points in the North East.  

“We’re all buzzing,” the Rovers match-winner said after the game.

“The girls have been working hard so it’s nice to finally get those three points on the board.

“It’s good to score but it’s also nice to give back to the team. It’s not just about me, it’s about the team.

“Before the penalty was just getting composed, just taking a minute, getting a breather and then just picking a place and going for it.

“I’ve been working hard since my ACL injury. I’ve been training hard just to get back to playing football again so it’s really rewarding.”

Her partnership with Kayleigh McDonald is proving to be a solid one and Stewart believes that this first clean sheet is something to build on.

“It’s been nice and strong. We’ve been constantly working hard and I think it shows that we’ve got a good relationship.

“If I go out she will always cover or vice versa, so it’s going well.

“Going forward now we’ve set our standards so we need to just keep driving on this season now. Anyone is beatable you’ve just got to work hard.”

Rovers take on Durham again in the Continental Cup this Sunday - get your tickets for the clash at Bamber Bridge here!  

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