Doncaster Rovers Belles: Third time lucky hopes Buckley

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DONCASTER Rovers Belles’ boss John Buckley is hoping that it will be a case of third time lucky in tonight’s FA Women’s Super League (WSL) clash at Bristol Academy (6pm),

Belles have lost both WSL games to date and are currently propping up the table as well as finding themselves out of the Continental Cup.

Bristol have already beaten Belles (1-0) at the Keepmoat Stadium and Buckley admits it will be a big ask of his side.

“It doesn’t help when you haven’t got the biggest of squads and you keep picking up injuries like we seem to do,” said the former Leeds, Rotherham and Rovers’ winger.

Irish striker Aine O’Gorman was again doubtful in midweek and 16 year-old defender Lucy Sowerby, who made an impressive full debut in last Sunday’s game at Everton, was also struggling after picking up a knee injury in the second half of the game.

“It’s going to be tough but we’ve got to believe than we can pick up a result down there,” Buckley told The Star. “We showed last week that we can defend; we’ve just got to be a bit sharper in the box.”