Rotherham United Women’s remarkable unbeaten run came to an end last weekend as they were edged out by top-of-the-league Peterborough United in an entertaining eight-goal thriller at Roundwood.
The Millers did race into a 3-1 lead courtesy of goals from Amy Pollock, Claire Bratton and Natalie Shaw, but their free-scoring opponents rallied to turn the game on its head despite the best efforts of Rotherham.
Peterborough’s victory ensured that they maintained their place at the summit of the East Midlands Womens’ Regional Football League Premier Division, whilst the Millers sit in third having played three games less than Posh.
Head of Community and Chairman of Rotherham United Women, Jamie Noble, has been impressed with the progress the team has made after a couple of difficult seasons over the last few years.
“It’s been a really good start to the 2019/20 campaign and to be up there challenging at the top end of the league is a real achievement for them, and hopefully they can continue to battle against the best in the division.
“The last few years have been tough, but we’re now seeing real signs of the club developing and we’re keen for our female sector to succeed. To go seven games unbeaten in the league is a real feat, and despite now suffering their first defeat, I know the group will be confident of putting another run together.
“There’s still a long way to go in the season and I’m sure there will be plenty more twists and turns, but the spirit amongst the squad is fantastic and everyone is pulling in the right direction.”