Women's Super League 1
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Women's Super League One: Notts County 2-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Ellen White
Ellen White (right) latched onto Amy Turner's long ball to give Notts County Ladies victory

Emma Coates' reign as Doncaster Rovers Belles manager began with a defeat by Notts County Ladies, whose goalkeeper Carly Telford was stretchered off.

Coates, who replaced Glen Harris in charge of Women's Super League One's bottom side, saw her side go behind to Rachel Williams' swivel and shot.

The Belles levelled with a goal from former Lady Pie Jess Sigsworth.

England player Telford left the field after landing awkwardly, before Ellen White lobbed home the hosts' winner.

Telford had her knee in a brace, as her side's victory leaves them sixth in WSL 1, seven points above Doncaster.

Coates' side are yet to earn a point in their opening four matches since promotion to the top flight, but have three games in hand over the side above them, Sunderland.

Notts County Ladies defender Laura Bassett:

"It's a relief but we deserved it.

"The moves we put together and the chances we created mean everybody's really pleased, and so they should be.

"Belles have some fabulous players and with the new manager we knew we were going to get a tough game, so we had to start with intensity, especially in the second half of the game to get the win."

Doncaster Rovers Belles boss Emma Coates:

"I was really happy with the first-half performance but we struggled to get the ball out wide in the second half.

"We were tiring but I'm not sure if it's physical or psychological. We have to get ourselves out of a bit of a lull at times and manage the game better when we're on top.

"I told the girls it's tough to take because that's the best we've played all season.

"Time isn't on our side but we've got more to build on from what we saw when we get teams back to Doncaster."

Line-ups

Notts County Ladies

  • 1TelfordSubstituted forWalshat 45'minutes
  • 15Turner
  • 23Bassett
  • 6Whelan
  • 2KrantzSubstituted forWestonat 90+1'minutes
  • 3Luik
  • 4Buet
  • 16JamesSubstituted forCrichtonat 63'minutes
  • 7Clarke
  • 9White
  • 8Williams

Substitutes

  • 11Weston
  • 12Walsh
  • 18Crichton
  • 20Whelan
  • 22Oliver
  • 25Hassall

Doncaster Rovers Belles

  • 1Hobbs
  • 15NewboroughSubstituted forTierneyat 74'minutes
  • 5Roberts
  • 4LittleBooked at 35mins
  • 18Barker
  • 7Omarsdottir
  • 17Simpkins
  • 6Lipka
  • 23Cresswell
  • 11Sigsworth
  • 20Humphrey

Substitutes

  • 3Tierney
  • 8Smith
  • 12Hallas-Potts
  • 13Moorhouse
  • 14Mosby
Referee:
Daniel Middleton
Attendance:
1,072

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts County LadiesAway TeamDoncaster Rovers Belles
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County Ladies 2, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County Ladies 2, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1.

Attempt missed. Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Leanne Crichton (Notts County Ladies).

Attempt saved. Lauren Cresswell (Doncaster Rovers Belles) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Chelsea Weston replaces Maja Krantz.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Amy Turner.

Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Samantha Tierney (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sophie Barker (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Foul by Maja Krantz (Notts County Ladies).

Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Samantha Tierney replaces Rachel Newborough.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Rachel Newborough.

Attempt blocked. Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Leandra Little.

Foul by Maja Krantz (Notts County Ladies).

Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aivi Luik (Notts County Ladies).

Rachel Newborough (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County Ladies 2, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1. Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amy Turner.

Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Leanne Crichton replaces Angharad James.

Attempt missed. Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Maja Krantz (Notts County Ladies).

Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Sophie Barker.

Hand ball by Jessica Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Foul by Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies).

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

Attempt missed. Aivi Luik (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leandra Little (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Second Half

Second Half begins Notts County Ladies 1, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Megan Walsh replaces Carly Telford because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Notts County Ladies 1, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women86201611520
2Chelsea Women6501168815
3B'ham City Ladies732244011
4Arsenal Women6312107310
5Liverpool Ladies8233141409
6Notts County Ladies621378-17
7Reading Women604269-34
8Sunderland Ladies7034617-113
9Doncaster Rovers Belles4004314-110
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