Belles bid to build on away draw

Equaliser: Aine O'Gorman.
Equaliser: Aine O'Gorman.
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DONCASTER Rovers Belles will be hoping to add to the point they picked up away to fellow strugglers Liverpool on Wednesday when they entertain Women’s Super League rivals Bristol Academy at the Keepmoat Stadium this afternoon (5pm).

A late goal by Aine O’Gorman secured Belles a 1-1 draw to end a run of four successive defeats.

“We didn’t play as good as in the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea, but we deserved the result,” said boss John Buckley.

“The first half was even, but, as we have done so often this season, we made a lazy start to the second and conceded a goal.

“We improved when I brought Jess Sigsworth and Julia Ralph Scott off the bench and we had a lot of chances in the last 20 minutes.”

Today’s game, brought forward from tomorrow due to the Rugby League Challenge Cup semi-final between Leeds and Castleford being staged at the ground, will be the third meeting of the two clubs.

Belles beat Bristol 3-0 in the WFA Cup but lost 1-0 in the league.

“It was one of the worst games that I’ve ever been involved in,” recalled Buckley.

Admission to this evening’s game is free on the presentation of a voucher which can be downloaded from the club’s website.

“I know it’s a funny kick-off time but I really hope people turn out and support the girls,” said Buckley.