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Women's Super League One: Liverpool Ladies 1-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Natasha Harding
Natsha Harding joined Liverpool Ladies from Manchester City in January

Liverpool Ladies extended their unbeaten league run to seven matches as they beat a Doncaster side who are yet to claim a point this season.

Natasha Harding scored the only goal of the game when she struck from 25 yards just after the break.

Belles keeper Nicola Hobbs denied Shanice van de Sanden and Reds captain Gemma Bonner in the first half.

Katrin Omarsdottir was denied at the other end by Siobhan Chamberlain's diving save before Harding's winner.

Liverpool striker Natasha Harding:

"We created about six or seven chances but we weren't clinical enough and credit to their defence, they put their bodies on the line.

"We always felt the goal was coming and the goal I scored was just like one I scored in training yesterday so my confidence was high.

"We had to be patient and sometimes teams come here and just block but you have to hit them when you can.

"We dug out the three points and that was the most important thing. We are all confident and proud of our performances."

Doncaster defender Rhiannon Roberts:

"Sometimes it just felt like wave after wave of attacks but I thought we dealt with it well, so in that respect we were pretty pleased to go in at half-time 0-0, and we were still in the game until the end.

"Every game we go into we believe we can get points and we are not bothered about who it is we are playing. We showed today that we can go out and put in a performance.

"We want to compete and stay in this league and I think we are showing week by week that we are getting better. Eventually it will come."

Line-ups

Liverpool Women

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 44Murray
  • 5BonnerBooked at 75mins
  • 6Ingle
  • 4van den Berg
  • 7LonghurstSubstituted forWhiteat 70'minutes
  • 10WeirSubstituted forZelemat 66'minutes
  • 8Coombs
  • 11Van de SandenSubstituted forHodsonat 89'minutes
  • 9Lundh
  • 40Harding

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 12Gibbons
  • 13White
  • 17Charles
  • 20Zelem
  • 21Green
  • 36Hodson

Doncaster Rovers Belles

  • 1Hobbs
  • 15NewboroughBooked at 41mins
  • 4LittleBooked at 76mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 18Barker
  • 17Simpkins
  • 20HumphreySubstituted forBakowska-Mathewsat 84'minutes
  • 3Tierney
  • 6Lipka
  • 10MurraySubstituted forRaynorat 90+1'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Omarsdottir

Substitutes

  • 12Raynor
  • 13Moorhouse
  • 21Bakowska-Mathews
  • 23Cresswell
Referee:
Aaron Jackson
Attendance:
617

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool WomenAway TeamDoncaster Rovers Belles
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool Ladies 1, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 1, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Booking

Rebecca Raynor (Doncaster Rovers Belles) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Hodson (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rebecca Raynor (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Attempt missed. Rebecca Raynor (Doncaster Rovers Belles) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Rebecca Raynor replaces Christie Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Ashley Hodson replaces Shanice Van de Sanden.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Leandra Little.

Attempt missed. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Martha Bakowska-Mathews replaces Carla Humphrey.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Satara Murray.

Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Foul by Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies).

Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Leandra Little (Doncaster Rovers Belles) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Emma Lundh (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leandra Little (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

(Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhiannon Roberts (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Satara Murray.

Booking

Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Christie Murray (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Emma Lundh (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies).

Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Rosie White replaces Kate Longhurst.

Attempt saved. Leandra Little (Doncaster Rovers Belles) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies).

Mandy van den Berg (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christie Murray (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Satara Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Katie Zelem replaces Caroline Weir.

Attempt missed. Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Shanice Van de Sanden.

Attempt saved. Satara Murray (Liverpool Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Nicola Hobbs.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1210203032732
2Chelsea Women1071227111622
3Arsenal Women116231910920
4B'ham City Women1255286220
5Liverpool Women125431915419
6Notts County Ladies10235916-79
7Reading Women10064915-66
8Sunderland Ladies121381030-206
9Doncaster Rovers Belles9009328-250
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