Rovers win over United

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times Sport -

THE Rovers women de­feated Bun­bury United 2-1 at the weekend, de­spite hav­ing only nine play­ers to go up against a full team of 17.

It took 30 min­utes for the Rovers to open the scor­ing with a de­flected clear­ance from the de­fend­ers fall­ing at the feet of Taiesha Chap­man.

Chap­man turned quickly and at­tacked space.

She was left one-on-one with a stranded United keeper and put the ball low and hard to the right side of the goal.

Bun­bury how­ever did not give up and shortly af­ter had a good run down the mid­dle of the field play­ing nice passes and cre­at­ing a break in de­fence with only goal keeper Katie Mil­lar to de­fend, but the United at­tacker side stepped and slot­ted the ball into an empty net.

Be­fore the sec­ond half, Man­jimup was awarded a free kick in their at­tack­ing half.

Chap­man stepped up to take the kick and placed it per­fectly to the feet of Hanna Lid­de­low in the box, who volleyed an amaz­ing strike in the top right-hand cor­ner, giv­ing the home team a 2-1 ad­van­tage com­ing into half-time.

The Rovers looked in trou­ble when a late tackle in­side the box re­sulted in a penalty, giv­ing Bun­bury a chance to make it level.

Mil­lar stood strong and made an out­stand­ing save, main­tain­ing Rovers’ lead.

Paula Mitchell played a strong and hard fought game in cen­tre mid­field and Rovers fought bravely and held out for the win.

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