Post-Match Report

Ladies: Arsenal 2-0 Doncaster - Report

Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC -

Mangata Pay UK Stadium, Meadow Park
Barclays Women's Super League
Barclays Women's Super League
  Arsenal Women
                  Jodie Taylor (66
Arsenal Women
Jodie Taylor (66
2 0
  Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC
Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC

By Connor Armstrong at Meadow Park


Arsenal Ladies signed off with a win from their final home match of the season thanks to a double from Jodie Taylor.

The forward came off the bench with 31 minutes remaining and scored the first of her two goals when she reacted fastest after Doncaster goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse could only parry a shot.

Her second came seven minutes later, with history repeating as she quickly converted after Moorhouse failed to keep hold of another Arsenal effort.

The Gunners held on to their lead and claimed a clean sheet as their home campaign ended in style.


Pedro Martinez Losa started with Dan Carter leading the line, supported by Katie McCabe, Danielle van de Donk and Chloe Kelly.

Fara Williams and Jordan Nobbs continued their recent partnership in midfield, shielding the central defensive pairing of Leah Williamson and Josephine Henning.

Alex Scott captained the side and started at right back, with Emma Mitchell operating at left back.

Sari van Veenendaal was preferred to Emma Byrne in goal.


The Gunners started the game on the front foot, with Kelly sending an angled drive just wide of the near post inside the opening five minutes.

Scott then raided down the right flank before lifting a ball towards Van de Donk, but the Dutch forward could only send her scissors kick wide.

Doncaster threatened on the break when a header from a corner forced Van Veenendaal into a save.

Nobbs then swapped passes with Carter before the former fizzed an effort goalwards, only for Moorhouse to save.


Arsenal began the second half with the same intensity, with Nobbs volleying over after Mitchell’s cross had been flicked on by Van de Donk.

Taylor then stepped off the bench, finding the net just seven minutes later when she followed up after Moorhouse had parried the ball back out into the area.

Soon after Taylor struck again in almost identical fashion, pouncing quickly to fire home from close range.

The Gunners went close once again late on through Mitchell, but there were to be just two goals on this occasion at Meadow Park.

Attendance: 1341

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