Women’s football: Rotherham ready for promotion push

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Rotherham United Ladies FC will mount their promotion campaign this weekend when they host their league opener against Leafield Athletic.

Coach Scott Duncanson has been impressed with his side’s pre-season preparations with the club enjoying friendly victories over Rothwell, Radcliffe and Edlington as well claiming a draw with Premier League outfit Derby County.

Now the club are looking ahead to this Sunday when they kickstart their 2013/14 campaign in the Midland Womens Combination League campaign.

Coach Duncanson believes they have what it takes to be serious promotion hopefuls.

He told the Times: “Preparations couldn’t have been better and the girls look really sharp.

“We need to put that into our league games now starting on Sunday.”

Rotherham host Leafield at Roundwood Sports Club, Green Lane, kick-off is 2pm.