Peterborough United 0 – 0 Doncaster Rovers Belles: Donny don’t punish Posh

Written by Liam O'Connor

Doncaster Rovers Belles were held to an away point by Peterborough United on Sunday afternoon.

The Belles remain second, nine points behind Birmingham & West Midlands but with two games in hand.

Posh remain seventh, lodged firmly in mid-table and without a win since the beginning of February.

The home side started the brightest, with Evie Driscoll-King and Katie Steward both having opportunities to put United in front.

Despite a lacklustre opening half, Rovers could have been ahead just before half time as Nadia Khan’s long range effort deflected onto the crossbar.

The Belles struck the woodwork again on the hour mark, as Charlotte Dinsdale’s volley from a Lauren Breen corner rattled the post.

Photography – Andy Powell

Doncaster enjoyed a period of sustained pressure late on, however it was Posh who came closest to stealing it.

Substitute Katie Lowder, saw a free-kick from the edge of the box smack the woodwork yet again, the ball rebounded to Driscoll-King who couldn’t adjust her feet in time.

Belles boss Andy Butler was left disappointed but conceded the away side had not done enough to earn all three points.

He said: “It probably was a fair result, fair play to Peterborough United they made it hard work for us.

“Both teams battled but I think it was a draw to be honest, we didn’t do enough to test their keeper today.”

Belles host already relegated Bedworth United next Sunday, with a win vital to keep Donny’s title hopes alive.

Butler added: “They’re down now so they’ve got free rein to do whatever they want, there’s no pressure on them.

“No games are given, no games are easy, if we don’t do the basics well then they will punish us.”

Tickets for the match can be bought on the gate, with a discount for Doncaster Rovers season ticket holders.

Written by Liam O'Connor

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