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A totally different game

“I’m sure Durham will come as a force, wanting to prove a point after last weekend’s defeat”

19 October 2019

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Gemma Donnelly has warned her players face an even tougher task to overcome Durham for the second week running.

The Blues host the Wildcats in the Continental League Cup, just seven days after upsetting the odds to beat the then top of the table side on their own patch.

But the quick turnaround means there is more hard work to be done in order to take another three points at Bamber Bridge.

“This week we face a whole different task, the Rovers boss said ahead of the game.

“I’m sure Durham will come as a force, wanting to prove a point after last weekend’s defeat. It will be very interesting. They’ll want to show that our victory was a one off.

In a strongly contested game, Rovers secured their first three points of the season, proving they can cut into against the best in this division.

“I’m delighted for the players because they have worked so hard and in spite of the results not going their way, they have kept their heads down and stuck to the task.

 “Despite them having several clean cut chances, the quality of Fran Stenson in goal cascaded the team from back to front. There isn’t one player that wasn’t up to the task.”

But Rovers will be without their Player of the Match, with the England U19 international cup-tied for the game.

Goalkeeper Lauren Perry, who signed from Northern Ireland champions Linfield Ladies last month, is expected to make her debut between the sticks.

“I’m excited to see Lauren in action,” Donnelly added. “She comes with fantastic reviews from her previous club and international coaches.”

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