Rovers win over United
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.