Belles step out at Wembley

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THE players of Doncaster Rovers Belles fulfilled a childhood dream on Sunday when they got to tred the hallowed turf of Wembley in the Umbro Fives.

Doncaster bowed out of the invitational event at the qualifying round stage after losing 5-1 to Everton and 6-2 to Arsenal.

But first team coach Scott Duncanson said the girls would look back with pride on their appearance at the home of football.

Duncanson said: “It was a fantastic weekend and all the girls who came down and took part really enjoyed it.

“The tournament is the biggest five-a-side competition in the world.

“For the girls to participate and experience playing at Wembley, it is something I’m sure they will never forget.”

Arsenal won their second trophy of the season by beating Bristol Academy by a solitary goal in the final - a repeat of the recent FA Womens Cup final.

All eight Women’s Super League clubs were represented at Wembley.

The new summer league restarts next month after a mid-season break for the Women’s World Cup.

Belles, who returned to training this week, are scheduled to return to action on Saturday, July 23, at league leaders Birmingham.

Doncaster, whose two WSL wins came against Lincoln and Liverpool, are currently sixth in the eight team division but hope to finish the season in the top four.