Scorers Tamsin, Hannah, Carla
Rovers second league game and first home game of the season was against a tough well organised Malpas team. We knew before the game that we would need a good performance to get the points and what a performance it was from the greens. Rovers quickly took charge of the match and started to create plenty of chances straight from the start. Nic and Helen Hardy went close before the best chance of the half came from a great cross from the right side of midfield which found Becky her shot was hit well but straight at the keeper unlucky. Soon after a Rovers corner went straight accross the Malpas goal but no Rovers player could get the vital touch.
The second half saw Rovers come out more determined then ever.and again quickly took charge of the game. The greens were playing some great passing movements and getting in behind the Malpas defence time and time again. Our defence and midfield were strong and not giving an inch to the opposition. The same pattern of the first half seen Rovers soon start to create chances. The keeper made some good saves from one on ones with Cat and Nic. Cat managed to find the net only to be called offside. Soon after Tamsin found the net again offside. Rhian went close with a freekick and a brilliant header from Yasmin was very unlucky to bounce over the bar. The keeper again made good saves from Amelia and Cat.
With time running out and the game still goalless our Captain Tamsin made a great run which Rhian picked her out with a fantastic through ball. With still lots to do Tamsin went round the keeper and her low shot found the net while their defenders desperately tried to get back and stop. Great goal 1-0 Rovers.
With 5 minutes left Rovers pressure was now starting to tell. A great header from Hannah Wisher found the corner of the goal from a Becky corner kick. 2-0 Rovers and a first ever Rovers goal for Hannah.
Shortly afterwards Becky sent Carla through on goal. Carla finished smartly to make it 3-0 Rovers and another first Rovers goal for Carla.
Managers point of view
This was a top class performance from everyone. If you had to rate the players yesterday everyone was 10 out of 10. Its a great start to the season with 2 wins from 2 and the players have put down their own maker now for what performances we will need throughout the season.
Well done everyone.
Tamsin Connor ©
Nicole Quadra Roque
Goals so far this season