Millwall Lionesses 0 Doncaster Belles 0: Perfect record comes to an end

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk made her debut for Belles in the draw with Millwall. Photo by Clint Hughes - The FA via Getty Images
Courtney Sweetman-Kirk made her debut for Belles in the draw with Millwall. Photo by Clint Hughes - The FA via Getty Images
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Doncaster’s 100 per cent start to the season came to an end as Millwall held them to a goalless draw, largely due to a fine performance from goalkeeper Sarah Quantrill.

The first chance of the game saw Millwall’s Shirvae Edwards head wide after ex-Belle Lillie Billson picked her out in the box inside the first minute.

Belles’ new signing Courtney Sweetman-Kirk came close to opening the scoring in eighth minute when she headed narrowly wide following a long ball in to the box from Doncaster’s captain Leandra Little.

Jess Sigsworth forced a good save out of Quantrill with a low shot from the edge of the box in the 25th minute.

Quantrill came to her side’s rescue again on the half-hour mark, tipping over England international Sue Smith’s 30-yard effort that looked to be dipping in.

Doncaster continued to create chances after the break and in the 49th minute Little headed over from six yards after a pin-point cross from Smith.

Smith continued to probe and on 55 minutes she skipped down the left flank before picking out Millie Bright in the box, who shot straight into the arms of Quantrill.

Second-half substitute Angela Kiobel had a chance to steal the game in the last minute but shot over after Stevie Lamb released her inside the box.

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Match facts

Millwall Lionesses 0

Doncaster Rovers Belles 0

Millwall Lionesses (4-4-2): Quantrill, Cole, Davies, Lennon, Strugnell, Rutherford, Maple, Edwards (Malesevic 45), Stenning (Kiobel 58), Billson, Albert (Lamb 72)

Subs not used: Sherwood, Dempster

Bookings: Malesevic

Red Cards: None

Doncaster Rovers Belles (4-3-3): Hobbs, Cunningham, Little, Sigsworth, Lipka, Smith, Sweetman-Kirk, Bright (Williams 62), England (Mills 62), Roberts, Cresswell. Subs not used: Govier, Thomas, Johnson

Bookings: None

Red Cards: None

Att: 155

Ref: Phillip Conn