Double header joy for Doncaster Belles

Pace: Jess Sigsworth
Pace: Jess Sigsworth

DONCASTER Rovers Belles finally got off the mark in the FA Women’s Super League with a 2-1 win away to Lincoln City Ladies at Ashby Avenue.

But they had to come from behind to repeat last season’s success over the lady Imps.

Belles had a poor start, conceding in the first 15 minutes, and manager John Buckley said: “We were all over the place.”

But they broke forward and Millie Bright headed them level at the back post from a cross by young right-back Lucy Sowerby, who again did well.

Another first half header, by Katie Holtham at the far post following a corner, was to prove decisive for Belles.

And Buckley added: “I thought that we should have been more than a goal up at half-time. We played quite well and looked quite dangerous.

“The two young girls up front (Bright and Jess Sigsworth) posed problems for Lincoln with their pace and we created several other chances before the break and Jess Sigsworth had a couple of opportunities.

“She played ever so well; I just want her to score a goal to boost her confidence.

“They had more of the ball than we did in the second half but we defended well. The only time they went close was when they hit the bar and we held it together quite well. We were never on the edge of our seats.”