JOHN Buckley hopes to sign a new striker during the mid-season break after his side came unstuck against the Toffees.
Toni Duggan’s first half goal was enough to earn Everton their first Super League victory and condemn Doncaster to a second successive defeat.
The Belles enjoyed plenty of possession - and could argue they were worthy of a point - but they failed to carve out any genuine clear cut opportunities against the well organised visitors.
Aine O’Gorman looped a header onto the roof of the net and almost got on the end of a teasing Maria Karlsson cross before the break.
But the decisive moment came on 28 minutes when Duggan cut in from the flank and hit a low bobbling effort out of the reach of Belles keeper Helen Alderson.
Victoria Williams had to clear an effort off the line from lively Toffees striker Natasha Dowie during the closing stages.
But the best the Belles could muster at the other end were long range efforts from Katie Holtham and Kylla Sjoman which did not trouble Danielle Hill in the Everton goal.
Buckley’s side have managed just four goals in seven WSL matches - and the boss hopes to add a striker to his squad before the league restarts after the Women’s World Cup.