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REPORT: Manager 'delighted' with performance
REPORT: Manager 'delighted' with performance
Young team continues to improve
Published - 21st Jan 19
 

Torquay United Ladies lined up in a 5-4-1 formation, hoping to combat the many attacking threats of MAP.

Pre-match preparations were slightly disrupted, with defenders Katie Mace and Becky Carruthers, who were travelling to the game together, involved in a minor traffic collision. Thankfully, all parties were unharmed, with Mace still able to make the game. Amber Evans captained the team in the absence of injured Niamh Farrell.

 MAP were very quick out of the blocks and took the lead early on, as Samantha Drewey broke free of the defence and lashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner, 0-1. Despite the early set back, Torquay began to get a grip of the game and worked their way up the pitch when able.

A couple of minutes after going behind, Torquay managed to grab the equaliser. A corner from Charlotte Dymond found Dani Harper at the back post, who controlled the ball and knocked it into the far corner, 1-1 and Harper's 3rd goal in 6 games. MAP began to control possession but Torquay were defending well in numbers. Another through ball from MAP found their attacking midfielder, who beat Neave Gosling to the ball and lobbed a bouncing shot over her and into the net, 1-2. Torquay continued to defend reasonably well and created one or two chances themselves, Kasey Dickson going close to grabbing another equaliser. With half-time approaching, MAP were awarded a free kick on the edge of Torquay's box. Up stepped Drewery who calmly finished past the Torquay wall into the bottom corner, 1-3.

 Into the second half and, despite being two goals behind, Torquay continued to defend with good organisation and get forward well whenever possible, playing with real spirit and endeavour. Sam Kotlinska was causing problems for the MAP defence with her pressing, and almost caught the MAP goalkeeper out, who recovered well to save.

MAP scored their fourth around 5 minutes into the second half, but again, this didn't deter Torquay. Further chances were created, United just couldn't quite find the final ball. Lauren Swaine entered the pitch from the bench and, despite carrying a back injury, was able to create chances with her pace and trickery. Neave Gosling was alert when called upon, making a couple of excellent one on one saves at the feet of the MAP forwards. Final score, 1-5.

Player of the Match - Charlotte Dymond. Charlotte is probably the most tactically aware player in the squad, and has really stepped up her game in the last couple of months. She played a very unselfish game today in central midfield, working incredibly hard to offer support to the defence when needed and also get forward to assist the attack when called upon, an excellent overall performance. 

 

Manager Jamie McInnes commented: "Looking at a 5-1 defeat, it may sound strange to those outside the team to hear I'm delighted with the performance from the girls today. Those who have been following the team closely and who were at the reverse fixture, a 10-0 defeat back in September, will understand where I'm coming from.

"The performance today was markedly improved in so many areas. We worked hard in training this week on a game plan to try and negate the main threats of MAP. On the whole, the ladies carried out the tactics with exceptional effort and application, and on another day we could have easily scored 3 or 4 goals - we had some very presentable chances. I've said it before, but the beauty of working with such a young squad is that they learn fast and improve quickly. We still have a long way to go to where I want us to be, but we are in a good place and the future is definitely bright. COYY!"

 

 
 
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REPORT: Manager 'delighted' with performance
REPORT: Manager 'delighted' with performance
Young team continues to improve
Published - 21st Jan 19

Torquay United Ladies lined up in a 5-4-1 formation, hoping to combat the many attacking threats of MAP.

Pre-match preparations were slightly disrupted, with defenders Katie Mace and Becky Carruthers, who were travelling to the game together, involved in a minor traffic collision. Thankfully, all parties were unharmed, with Mace still able to make the game. Amber Evans captained the team in the absence of injured Niamh Farrell.

 MAP were very quick out of the blocks and took the lead early on, as Samantha Drewey broke free of the defence and lashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner, 0-1. Despite the early set back, Torquay began to get a grip of the game and worked their way up the pitch when able.

A couple of minutes after going behind, Torquay managed to grab the equaliser. A corner from Charlotte Dymond found Dani Harper at the back post, who controlled the ball and knocked it into the far corner, 1-1 and Harper's 3rd goal in 6 games. MAP began to control possession but Torquay were defending well in numbers. Another through ball from MAP found their attacking midfielder, who beat Neave Gosling to the ball and lobbed a bouncing shot over her and into the net, 1-2. Torquay continued to defend reasonably well and created one or two chances themselves, Kasey Dickson going close to grabbing another equaliser. With half-time approaching, MAP were awarded a free kick on the edge of Torquay's box. Up stepped Drewery who calmly finished past the Torquay wall into the bottom corner, 1-3.

 Into the second half and, despite being two goals behind, Torquay continued to defend with good organisation and get forward well whenever possible, playing with real spirit and endeavour. Sam Kotlinska was causing problems for the MAP defence with her pressing, and almost caught the MAP goalkeeper out, who recovered well to save.

MAP scored their fourth around 5 minutes into the second half, but again, this didn't deter Torquay. Further chances were created, United just couldn't quite find the final ball. Lauren Swaine entered the pitch from the bench and, despite carrying a back injury, was able to create chances with her pace and trickery. Neave Gosling was alert when called upon, making a couple of excellent one on one saves at the feet of the MAP forwards. Final score, 1-5.

Player of the Match - Charlotte Dymond. Charlotte is probably the most tactically aware player in the squad, and has really stepped up her game in the last couple of months. She played a very unselfish game today in central midfield, working incredibly hard to offer support to the defence when needed and also get forward to assist the attack when called upon, an excellent overall performance. 

 

Manager Jamie McInnes commented: "Looking at a 5-1 defeat, it may sound strange to those outside the team to hear I'm delighted with the performance from the girls today. Those who have been following the team closely and who were at the reverse fixture, a 10-0 defeat back in September, will understand where I'm coming from.

"The performance today was markedly improved in so many areas. We worked hard in training this week on a game plan to try and negate the main threats of MAP. On the whole, the ladies carried out the tactics with exceptional effort and application, and on another day we could have easily scored 3 or 4 goals - we had some very presentable chances. I've said it before, but the beauty of working with such a young squad is that they learn fast and improve quickly. We still have a long way to go to where I want us to be, but we are in a good place and the future is definitely bright. COYY!"

 

 
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