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Win would build momentum

“It’s a huge game for both teams”

26 October 2019

Rovers Ladies boss Gemma Donnelly says all eyes are on securing a second successive three points in the FA Women’s Championship.

Having beaten table-topping Durham two weeks ago, the Blues now face Coventry United – a team yet to pick up a league win this season.

And Donnelly knows the importance of putting in a positive performance at Ewood Park, (2pm).

“It’s a huge game for both teams,” the Rovers boss said in her pre-match press conference.

“For us, more points would move us up the table and allow us to build some momentum in the league.

“We’ll be looking for a good performance at Rovers’ home of Ewood Park. It’s going to be a tough ask as every game is in this league, but we want to get something from it.

“Whilst we are not as desperate as Coventry for points, a win would put us in a much more comfortable position.

“We have our sights on a victory in front of what we hope to be our biggest crowd yet.”

Donnelly wants to see a reaction from her players after last week’s Continental Cup defeat at home to Durham.

“We want to be improve on that performance. It was highly competitive for 75 minutes but we uncharacteristically faltered in the dying stages.

“I was very happy on the whole up to that point, I thought we were disciplined and when we were in a position to score, we made use of it.

“There’s no doubt the girls want to rectify the errors that cost them. I want a reaction from them.

“So far in the league we’ve played all the top half of the table, bar London City Lionesses. Apart from the first loss away to Lewes, they’ve all been really tight encounters.

“Now I’m seeing us perform I think we’re in a position to play a little more attacking football. And that will be the intention in this game.”

Tickets are available to buy on the gate at Ewood! Priced at £5 for adults, £3 for concessions and £2 for juniors.


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