Ladies Eyeing 9th Successive Win

Meg Bowyer

STOKE CITY LADIES head to Doncaster Rovers Belles looking to chalk up a ninth consecutive win this weekend.

The match represents Stoke’s first league fixture since November, with the side progressing in three cup competitions since their 4-1 win over Hull City.

Last week, City squeezed past Derby County in the SSE Women’s FA Cup and captain Meg Bowyer is hoping to continue the impressive run on Sunday.

“It’s a very good time for the club right now,” the skipper said.

“The atmosphere at the training ground is very good and everyone is striving for the same thing.

“We beat Donny Belles 5-0 earlier in the season, but we won’t be focusing on that result.

"They’ve had a change in form as of late and we’re conscious of this. We’ll go there and put in a performance that is hopefully worthy of bringing the three points home."

Doncaster were playing in the top flight two seasons ago but have found life difficult having come into the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division, currently sitting second from bottom.

However, two of their three league wins to date have come in their last three fixtures, suggesting the side are finding their feet.

Stoke have a familiar face back in their ranks for the trip, with goalkeeper Amy Burnside returning to the Club after a spell at Aston Villa.

Head Coach Tim Dudding is delighted to welcome Burnside back to the squad. “She’s a fantastic player with great ability. She’s bought into the vision of what we’re trying to do and she’s keen to make an impact.”

Sunday’s fixture takes place at Rossington Main FC, with kick off at 2pm.

Regular updates will be available on twitter @scfc_ladies.

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