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Giant-killers Brid Rovers Ladies set for FC United test

Brid Rovers Ladies' Ellie Harding celebrates putting her side 2-1 up at home to Accrington  in the SSE Women's FA Cup clash
Brid Rovers Ladies' Ellie Harding celebrates putting her side 2-1 up at home to Accrington in the SSE Women's FA Cup clash

Bridlington Rovers Ladies are setting their sights on another giant-killing act after their 4-1 win against Accrington Ladies in the SSE Women’s FA Cup on Sunday.

Rovers won their second qualifying round match in some style at the weekend, and have now been drawn away to FC United of Manchester in the third qualifying round on Sunday October 7.

FC United play at the same level as Accrington but have a superior record.

Bridlington Rovers Ladies manager Mark Womersley said: “We will be massive underdogs against FC United in the next round of the cup.

“They play in the same league as Accrington and have started the season very well, but again we won’t fear them.”

Womersley was full of praise for the efforts of his team in the game against Accrington on Sunday.

He said: “We started slowly and it took us a bit of time to adjust to the pace of the game, but our defenders played well with Dani Kendrick and Kennedy Elvin being two of the standouts.

“Once we got to grips with the game and settled we really turned it on.

“Conceding the first goal didn’t faze us and once we’d equalised I was confident we would go on to win.

“Jade Newlove received the player of the match award, her finish for her goal was top drawer. Since transferring to us two weeks ago she’s really impressed.

‘We need to take the confidence of this win into next week’s league game against Mill Lane and another three points is vital if we are to push on in the league.

“Finally I’d just like to thank everyone that turned up to support us on Sunday afternoon.”

Rovers are hoping to put on a coach to Manchester for the next round, and if there are any coach companies that could help the team with this or any other sponsorship they can get in touch with Womersley on 07428431414 or Nick@bridlingtoncyp.org