Wednesday 19 April 2017

Match preview

The Hornets take on the in-form Belles under the Gaywood Park floodlights on Thursday night

Donny Belles come into this game full of confidence. Having only played twice so far this season, they sit with a 100% record from their two outings. However, their visit to Gaywood Park will be their first away trip of the season. Donny have netted six times in their two games this season, with Courtney Sweetman-Kirk recording three of these goals, she will be one to watch in the Donny shirt. The 26-year-old scored a brace in the Belles’ 4-1 romp over the London Bees, and then hit a late winner at home to Durham to help the Donny Belles maintain their 100% start to their league campaign.

The Golden Girls have played four times this season and have registered one point. However, they have not lost by more than a goal margin and have been competitive in all their games so far. Rinsola Babajide is the top goal scorer, having scored two in her last four games for the side. The girls are hoping to show what they can do against a strong Donny side and maintain their goal scoring form.

Below is an interview from Captain Anneka Nuttall who spoke to the WSL website mid-week.

“Every game, there is room for improvement, but you’ve got to work hard – not just for yourself but for each other – and I think everyone around me worked hard against Brighton.

"No matter how well your game goes, there is always room for improvement, both for yourself and for your team, which is the most important thing.

"You’ve got to lead by example sometimes. If you start doing it, then maybe others around you will start doing it as well.

“I think that sometimes results have not gone the way they should have because of the way we have performed, but we’ve been close.

“We’ve been scoring but we’ve had plenty of chances and we could have won many matches if we’d taken our chances.

“With Doncaster, we just need start as we mean to finish our matches.

“That is our biggest flaw at the moment – we are always a second-half team and we need start our game from kick-off instead.”

Article by: Dan Blackwell