Belles go it alone in late kick-off

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DONCASTER Rovers Belles FA Women’s Super League (WSL) home match against Bristol Academy Ladies is the only game in town today.

The game was originally scheduled as a double-header starting just over an hour after the Doncaster Rovers-Oldham League One clash.

Despite Rovers game against the Latics being called off last weekend, Belles were forced to stick to their scheduled 6pm start.

“It would have been interesting to have seen what sort of crowd we would have attracted had Rovers played,” said Belles boss John Buckley.

“Hopefully some of the Rovers fans will still fancy seeing a game today and we might get a few more down.”

Belles go into the game having picked up four points from their last two games - a haul which has seen them climb off the foot of the WSL table - and Buckley is hoping that the run can continue against the Vixens.

The visitors have been in good form in the WSL in recent games, coming away with draws from top-three sides Arsenal and Birmingham.

But the Gunners handed them a 4-0 beating in their Continental Cup semi-final at Bristol on Monday.

The Vixens reached the KO stages after qualifying from the group stages, which the help of a 1-0 win at the Keepmoat in March.

Belles tasted a last-minute 3-2 WSL defeat at Bristol in May.

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