Match Preview: Rovers Women face Galway on Saturday

Sligo Rovers host Galway Women on Saturday afternoon at The Showgrounds in the first ever meeting between the sides at Women’s National League level.

Galway lie one place ahead of Rovers going into the game and a win for Steve Feeney’s side will see us leap-frog our Western neighbours.

Last week, Rovers lost 5-0 away to Athlone Town after three goals in the opening 11 minutes put paid to any chances of gaining points at Lissywoolen.

Galway come into the game on the back of 2-2 draw last weekend at home to Wexford Youths.

Manager Steve Feeney:

‘’This weekend we welcome Galway WFC to The Showgrounds. They are a side full of good players and with Alan Murphy as manager we know we will face a very tough test on Saturday. We are looking forward to the game and are all very keen to bounce back from a disappointing defeat last week. 

Athlone punished some mistakes we made last week and showed why they are a team who can take points off every team in the division. It’s important we learn from the game and try not to make any similar mistakes going forward. The players have turned up to training this week with a great attitude after that defeat and we have no doubt they are very keen to give a great performance in the showgrounds on Saturday.

Hopefully we will see another good turn out and everyone there gets behind the players as it makes such a difference to the team’’. 

In team news, Emma Hansberry is out injured and Keela Scanlon is unavailable.

The game kicks off at 2pm with our turnstiles opening from 1pm.

The game is live on LOI TV with commentary from Jessica Farry and Ronan Flanagan.

Our special guests from The Sligo/Leitrim league are Calry Bohs girls and we look forward to welcoming them and their coaches to the game.