Doncaster Rovers Bellles prepare for Hull City clash after Durham stalemate

Doncaster Rovers Belles drew 0-0 against Durham Cestria at the Eco-Power Stadium on Sunday to stretch their unbeaten home sequence in FAWNL Division One North to six games.
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It was solid display against their third-placed opponents as Belles continued their improved second half of the season form.

Durham missed out on the title and sole promotion slot on goal difference to Newcastle United last season and they have been among the title contenders all season this time around but this draw all but ended their hopes.

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Belles are in action again this Wednesday when they host another title chaser in Hull City at Thorne.

Belles' Phoebe SneddonBelles' Phoebe Sneddon
Belles' Phoebe Sneddon

The game will provide manager Ciaran Toner with more meaningful insight into Belles’ progress. Hull are arguably title favourites, just two points behind leaders Middlesbrough but with three games in hand.

There is then a break before the next game, against bottom club FC United of Manchester at the Eco-Power on Saturday, April 20.

In sharp contrast, AFC Bentley have a crowded April schedule as they have to fit in half of their league fixtures (11) as well as a cup final in the Sheffield & Hallam Women’s County League.

With their pitch at Bentley unfit due to more rain, a reversal of venue for their fixture against Penistone Church saw Bentley win 4-0 with goals from Hayley Wood 2, Becky Kendell and an own goal.

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