Sunderland coach: Pressure on Doncaster Belles

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SUNDERLAND piled the pressure back on Doncaster Rovers Belles, according to head coach Claire Robinson, after they made a winning return from the mid-season break.

The Lady Black Cats made is six wins from six in the FA Women’s Super League 2 with victory over Yeovil Town, courtesy of goals from Abby Holmes and Keira Ramshaw.

Doncaster, who also boast a 100 per cent record, visit Millwall tomorrow and Robinson believes Holmes’ performance especially has put the Lady Black Cats in the driving seat.

“We’ve got the points, and now the pressure is on Doncaster playing tomorrow – they have to, again, match what we have done,” she said.

“We had started building momentum and then the break came. First game back, for the league, it was important to get the result.

“I think Abby had a great game. That’s the type of player she is. She likes to get forward but there are other elements too – she gives us a tenacity.

“She’s done really well and to get the goal at the end of it with her left-foot, she’ll certainly take that.”

Yeovil manager Sarah Lawler conceded her side was not clinical enough in front of a goal against one of the league’s toughest opponents.

“The timing of both goals wasn’t great,” she said. “Our own players will hold their hands up and say we had opportunities and we didn’t take them.

“Just as we were coming back into the game they’ve got the second so that’s disappointing.”

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