Match Preview – FGR vs Bristol Rovers Women (away) – 6.45pm | 23 April
FGR head out on the road for a friendly fixture with Bristol Rovers Women FC at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol. The friendly fixture is part of a double header, following on from the men’s teams League 2 fixture earlier in the day.
Last Time Out For FGR
FGR put in a strong performance as they defeated table toppers Ilminster Town 3-0. FGR were very impressive as they moved the ball around well, with all three goals coming in a high paced and energetic first half before the side managed the game well in the second half to see out the game.
It was a brilliant win which secures FGRs top half finish in the league at the first time of asking back in the 5th tier of women’s football. Goals came from Rucker, Rowlands and Pound as the team delivered one of their strongest performances of the season as Woods kept a clean sheet with Morris particularly impressive in defence.
Bristol Rovers Women are managed by Nathan Hallet-Young who is also one of the founding members of BRFC Women. The side have been playing in the South West Regional Womens Football League Northern Division – one tier below FGR. The Gas have had a successful season, finishing as champions with 14 wins, one draw and one defeat from their 16 matches. Their title winning season should see them promoted to the Premier Division where they will face FGR competitively in 2022/23.
Ones To Watch
Zoe Fielden-Stewart is the club’s top scorer with 19 goals and will be a threat going forward, as will Annys Turner. Midfield ever-present Katie Rawlings will also be one to keep an eye on.
Did you know?
The friendly is being played as part of the Her Game Too campaign which seeks to highlight sexism in football and create an ethos in the sport in which women are welcomed and respected equally.
The campaign was started in May 2021 and has founding members who are supporters of Bristol Rovers. FGR are a partner club of Her Game Too and FGR Women proudly wear the badge on their sleeves.
FGR Supporters Club have previously noted our support for Her Game Too and our commitment to football being a sport which is inclusive and welcoming for everyone.
You can find out more about Her Game Too here – https://www.hergametoo.co.uk/
You can find out more information about the fixture, including the fan zone, here – https://www.bristolroverswomensfc.com/hergametoo
Looking Further Ahead
FGR return to Chalford to finish of their 2021/22 season with a home fixture against undefeated St Austell on 01 May with kick off at 2pm. Entry is free and the club house has toilets and a bar, including hot drinks. Get down and show your support for the women’s final fixture of the season.