Rochdale Ladies 1sts welcomed City of Manchester 1sts at home on Sunday – their second game of the weekend – to it out to get through to the semi-finals of the All Division Cup.

Despite City of Manchester Ladies being 2 divisions higher, Rochdale were eager to build on the success of the previous day and motivation was high throughout the pitch. However, it wasn’t long before 1st division team CoM made their mark and scored. Despite this Rochdale battled on with their heads held high as some excellent match play was displayed.

The game was a battle from both teams with Rochdale dominating in parts. Just as you would throw everything into a chicken stir fry, Rochdale threw it all at City of Manchester. Nevertheless, fatigue started to set in and the goal difference began to widen and the game ended 7-2 to CoM despite a valiant effort from all the Rochdale ladies, especially the juniors, who despite the gulf in experience never gave up.

Doctor Jennie Ransome: “I was proud of Rochdale today – a really gritty game”.

Player of the match went to our super saving keeper Samantha Partington.