Belles off to a flier

Belles v Blackburn. Belles player Aine O'Gorman races to the ball. Picture: Holly Allen.

Belles v Blackburn. Belles player Aine O'Gorman races to the ball. Picture: Holly Allen.

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John Buckley was refusing to get carried away after watching his side kick off their pre-season preparations with a 4-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.

But Buckley, whose side outplayed Premier League Blackburn for long periods, was not about to let the win go to his players’ heads.

John Buckley. Picture: Steve Uttley

John Buckley. Picture: Steve Uttley

He said: “We played very well and what really pleased me was the pace at which we moved the ball.

“That’s something we’ve worked on a lot in training and it was great to see the girls do it in a game situation - and when we did do it Blackburn just couldn’t live with us.

“But this is just the start for us and we’ve got a lot of work to do between now and the start of the Super League.

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