Blackburn Rovers and London Bees will be battling for the right to record consecutive victories in the FA Women’s Championship when the pair meet at The Sir Tom Finney Stadium this afternoon.
Gemma Donnelly’s Rovers side defeated London City Lionesses 1-0 last time out while London Bees collected their first victory of the season by defeating Charlton Athletic at The Hive by the same scoreline.
Ahead of the match at Bamber Bridge FC, FA Women’s Super League Full-Time have taken a look at the facts and figures behind both Blackburn Rovers and London Bees.
3 – Rovers currently sit three points ahead of The Bees in the FA Women’s Championship table. While London Bees have a chance to potentially climb off the bottom of the table with a victory, they are unlikely to leapfrog this afternoon’s opponents given their inferior goal difference.
40 – Nikita Whinnett’s 40th-minute goal was all that could separate the two sides last season as London Bees won 1-0 at The Sir Tom Finney Stadium.
2 – Georgia Roberts is currently the top scorer in the league for London Bees with two goals. No Blackburn Rovers player has found the back of the net more than once.
1 – All of Blackburn Rovers’ last three home fixtures in all competitions have ended in a 1-0 scoreline therefore another close match could be on the cards this afternoon.
4 – Despite not getting the luck and results which they will have wanted so far this season, London Bees have netted in each of their last four FA Women’s Championship matches, a positive which manager Lee Burch will undoubtedly want to highlight ahead of his side’s meeting with Rovers.
0.8 – Blackburn Rovers have averaged 0.8 goals-per-game this season, an average which is slightly higher than London Bees’ tally of 0.71 goals-per-game.
5 – London Bees recorded a best-ever finish in the FA Women’s Championship last season of fifth place, two positions above Blackburn Rovers.
18 – The Bees have conceded 18 goals so far the season, more than any other side in the FA Women’s Championship and 11 more than Rovers. It should be noted that Burch’s side have played the most games (seven).
Blackburn Rovers’ FA Women’s Championship fixture against London Bees kicks-off at 2pm at The Sir Tom Finney Stadium with highlights available on the FA Player.