Burton Albion Ladies FC
Burton Albion Ladies FC

First Team 7 - 0 Rotherham United Ladies

Away | 29 April 2018

Burton Albion Ladies enjoyed an emphatic 7-0 victory over Rotherham United Ladies to see them move into third.


After an impressive debut season in the FA Women’s Premier League, the Brewers are finishing off in style with six different goal scorers in the victory.  


Goals from Sophia Bonser, Hannah Baines, Paris O’Connor, Amelia Robb, Lily Cocking and a brace by Jordan Atkin saw Jack White’s side put the pressure on Sheffield United Ladies in second.


After 25 minutes of Brewers pressure, Bonser finally broke the deadlock between the two sides.


The ball bobbled around the box before falling to Robb who set it up nicely for Bonser who fired it home.


Despite numerous chances, Burton went into the half-time break with just a one goal cushion, but they soon found their clinical nature after the restart.


Five minutes later, centre-half Baines nodded a Grimadell cross into the back of the net with a finish any striker would have been proud of.


Her goal opened the floodgates as the Brewers started to press and get their rewards.


O’Connor and Robb scored their first goals of the campaign with two different efforts. O’Connor’s 18-yard strike looped over the ‘keeper whilst Robb neatly struck it into the bottom left corner with precision.


As they hit their stride Atkin, who had numerous chances throughout the game, scored her trademark goal as she went one on one with the ‘keeper. She danced past the onrushing number one before rounding her to slot home from a tight angle.


The striker then headed home her second of the afternoon before substitute Lily Cocking added her name to the scoresheet with a goal a minute from time.


The result lifted the Brewers into third with two games left to play. They remain one point behind second-placed Sheffield United Ladies.


Manager White said: “It was a good performance that we're all happy with. We created a lot of chances throughout the match and it's nice that the goals were shared amongst many of the players.


“I was particularly pleased with our players' build-up play in the second half. They were a lot calmer on the ball and I felt that they were thinking about more sensible ways to get past Rotherham's strong defence, rather than just trying to force their way through. 


“We must now look to keep this momentum going for the two remaining games."

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