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Womens Team

Tranmere Rovers 1-2 AFC Darwen

18 September 2023

Womens Team

Tranmere Rovers 1-2 AFC Darwen

18 September 2023

Tranmere Rovers Women suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday afternoon after a 2-1 defeat to AFC Darwen.

Although Katie Bowers Folan initially put Rovers in the lead, they conceded two goals in the second half, allowing the visiting team to secure a victory.

During the early stages of the game, Darwen took control, with the goalkeeper, Size, making some outstanding saves.

As the first half progressed, Rovers began to build momentum and put up a strong fight against the visitors.

Towards the latter part of the first half, Tranmere had multiple scoring opportunities and applied considerable pressure.

Their persistence paid off when Bowers Folan capitalised on a corner from Doyle, rising highest in the box to head home a goal.

Rovers defended effectively for the remainder of the first half, denying Darwen any scoring opportunities.

The second half mirrored the first, with Darwen dominating possession. However, Rovers maintained their lead with solid defensive play.

Nevertheless, Darwen eventually equalised when McKenna had ample space outside the penalty area and, without any pressure, took a shot that sailed past Size.

Rovers suffered a late setback as Johnson sprinted down the left, cut inside, and unleashed an incredible shot into the top corner, leaving Size with no chance and giving Darwen the lead.

With no time left in the game, Rovers succumbed to their first defeat of the season, while Darwen departed with all three points.

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