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Preview: Rovers Ladies v Lewes Women

Rovers kick-off the new year at home to the Rookettes

11 January 2020

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Rovers Ladies host Lewes in their first FA Women’s Championship game of 2020.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game…


It's a 1pm kick-off on Sunday 12th Janaury at The Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Bamber Bridge FC. 


Rovers’ final game of 2019 way to London Bees was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at The Hive, so they haven’t played a competitive game since the narrow home defeat against London City Lionesses.

Rovers took the lead via Saffron Jordan’s strike but were immediately pegged back and Flo Fyfe’s late goal ensured the Lionesses took all three points back to the capital.

The Blues can leapfrog Lewes in the table with a win.


Lewes made a positive start to their second season in the Championship, but have endured a tough time of late, losing their last 11 games in all competitions.

The last of those defeats to come in the league was the 3-0 reverse away at Durham, leaving Fran Alonso’s side on eight points from their opening 10 games in the division. 


Lewes came out on top in the opening game of the season – and Rovers’ first ever Championship game – beating the Blues 5-1 at The Dripping Pan. Natasha Flint had equalised for Gemma Donnelly’s side before an unstoppable second-half performance.


You can buy tickets on the gate (cash only). Adults are priced at £5, concessions at £3 and juniors at £2. 

Watch the next three home games for just £10 with the three game ticket offer. 


Our club shop will be selling a host of Rovers Ladies merchandise. You can find next to the turnstiles as you come into the ground. Or buy online at the Roverstore


Our partners McDonald’s Preston are providing free face painting and fruit bags for our young fans. You can find them in the clubhouse behind the goal.

Young players from local junior side Blackburn Eagles will form our Guard of Honour and also take part in a half-time penalty shootout on the pitch. 


The bar will be open serving alcohol and soft drinks in the clubhouse. The refreshments bar is also open from behind the goal, where you can get hot and cold drinks and food.


The game has been selected for live broadcast and will be shown on the FA Player. Click here to sign up to the platform. 

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