Sat 24th Oct 2020 @ 15:58:47 (297 Views)
Kicking off at home for the first time this season. Wet and windy conditions were met by strong willed team spirit from the girls.
Holidays and quarantine left us threadbare especially between the sticks, take a bow Evie M, terrific saves and brave with them gave us the confidence when Doncaster did beat the defence who in turn looked really confident, it wasn’t a case of lump it today. Lacey was back to her tenacious self, strong in challenges, whilst Emily who for the third game running was excellent and showed composure and driving out with the ball - well done both on playing the entire game and hustling some very strong and clever Belles.
Midfield, as we are getting used to now, are attacking on the front foot and with great purpose. Poppy from the off was covering every blade of grass and really giving Doncaster a headache which was added to when Merci was added from the bench. Advantage then showed in our favour when Honey dropped back from striker where she looked a little static, added to a now strong midfield and got back to her old self, giving us the edge in the middle, this gaining an advantage at half time.
Second half and facing a gust to say the least we started as we finished and now Sienna was more accustomed to a forward role driving at Doncaster. Niamh also switching between mid and striker looked more settled and recently you can clearly see Niamh is focussed and she is driving at the opposition defence harder and I’m sure it won’t be long before she’s hitting the net.
As a team, once we looked settled we were playing some really good football with less touches, passing more with confidence, and staying on the front foot throughout gave us the edge in an excellent game to watch at full time.
Girl Of The Game Poppy
Very impressive girls keep the good work up.
Great game Doncaster Belles and good luck with the remainder of the season