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Manager praises effort, but final home game ends in defeat
Manager praises effort, but final home game ends in defeat
Torquay 1 Middlezoy 3
Published - 1st Apr 19
 

After Forest Green Rovers unexpected point against MAP last Sunday, Torquay United Ladies approached their penultimate game of the season knowing that points will be needed to ensure survival in the South West Women's Premier League.

Starting XI (1-4-5-1) - Robbins, McJury, Shaw, Farrell (c), Strong, Caunce, O'Brien, Dickson, Anderson, Kotlinska & Harper.
Subs - Allen

The home side began the game well, restricting Middlezoy to very little and controlling the possession and tempo of the game. The majority of the game was being played in the opponents' half, although Torquay were struggling to find a breakthrough.

Very much against the run of play, the away side took the lead as a free kick from wide was headed home, 0-1. This didn't deter Torquay however, who almost got back into the game when joint top scorer Dani Harper rounded Middlezoy keeper Rogers (a former Torquay trialist), who then produced a fine reaction save.

Middlezoy were growing into the match at this point, and doubled their lead before half time as a tame effort from distance found its way past stand-in keeper Leanne Robbins. 

 Half Time, 0-2.

 Torquay started the second half well once again, changing shape slightly as Sammy Kotlinska joined Harper up front in a two. Kasey Dickson, Gemma Anderson and Laura Shaw were causing problems for Middlezoy down the channels, but again Torquay couldn't quite find the final pass. The home team's perseverance was rewarded with around 25 minutes left, as Harper squared from the right wing for the onrushing Shaw to power home, 1-2.

This goal reinvigorated Torquay, who could now sense an equaliser. They continued to attack but without really causing the Middlezoy keeper too many problems. Torquay added a third striker to their shape to try and find the crucial goal, which inevitably left gaps in their defence. On a rare counter attack, Middlezoy were able to take advantage of this, as they wrapped the game up with 5 minutes left.

 Final score, 1-3.

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 Player of the match was awarded to LAURA SHAW. Laura performed superbly down the left flank (both as a full back and a winger) and deservedly grabbed her first goal of the season. 

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Manager Jamie McInnes commented: "I stripped everything right back for today's game, in terms of not giving the girls too much tactical information. For me, at the business end of the season when every game is critical, doing the basics well is key to getting results. I asked the girls to ensure they started the game well, as this has been our Achilles heel all season. I knew if we were in the game at half time, our stronger second half performance would give us a chance. That certainly proved to be the case as we pushed hard towards the end of the game. I asked the girls to leave everything out there on the pitch, and I cannot fault the effort today. Unfortunately, as I guess has been the case all season, we lacked the needed quality and guile in the important moments of today's game. 

"I think everyone will see, by looking at our performances and results, that we have improved markedly as a team during what has proven to be a tough season. It may not prove to be enough, as we know we need to get something next week away to Ilminster, but what I do know is that we will all be giving it everything we have. That's all we can do."

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Manager praises effort, but final home game ends in defeat
Manager praises effort, but final home game ends in defeat
Torquay 1 Middlezoy 3
Published - 1st Apr 19

After Forest Green Rovers unexpected point against MAP last Sunday, Torquay United Ladies approached their penultimate game of the season knowing that points will be needed to ensure survival in the South West Women's Premier League.

Starting XI (1-4-5-1) - Robbins, McJury, Shaw, Farrell (c), Strong, Caunce, O'Brien, Dickson, Anderson, Kotlinska & Harper.
Subs - Allen

The home side began the game well, restricting Middlezoy to very little and controlling the possession and tempo of the game. The majority of the game was being played in the opponents' half, although Torquay were struggling to find a breakthrough.

Very much against the run of play, the away side took the lead as a free kick from wide was headed home, 0-1. This didn't deter Torquay however, who almost got back into the game when joint top scorer Dani Harper rounded Middlezoy keeper Rogers (a former Torquay trialist), who then produced a fine reaction save.

Middlezoy were growing into the match at this point, and doubled their lead before half time as a tame effort from distance found its way past stand-in keeper Leanne Robbins. 

 Half Time, 0-2.

 Torquay started the second half well once again, changing shape slightly as Sammy Kotlinska joined Harper up front in a two. Kasey Dickson, Gemma Anderson and Laura Shaw were causing problems for Middlezoy down the channels, but again Torquay couldn't quite find the final pass. The home team's perseverance was rewarded with around 25 minutes left, as Harper squared from the right wing for the onrushing Shaw to power home, 1-2.

This goal reinvigorated Torquay, who could now sense an equaliser. They continued to attack but without really causing the Middlezoy keeper too many problems. Torquay added a third striker to their shape to try and find the crucial goal, which inevitably left gaps in their defence. On a rare counter attack, Middlezoy were able to take advantage of this, as they wrapped the game up with 5 minutes left.

 Final score, 1-3.

 ----------

 Player of the match was awarded to LAURA SHAW. Laura performed superbly down the left flank (both as a full back and a winger) and deservedly grabbed her first goal of the season. 

----------

Manager Jamie McInnes commented: "I stripped everything right back for today's game, in terms of not giving the girls too much tactical information. For me, at the business end of the season when every game is critical, doing the basics well is key to getting results. I asked the girls to ensure they started the game well, as this has been our Achilles heel all season. I knew if we were in the game at half time, our stronger second half performance would give us a chance. That certainly proved to be the case as we pushed hard towards the end of the game. I asked the girls to leave everything out there on the pitch, and I cannot fault the effort today. Unfortunately, as I guess has been the case all season, we lacked the needed quality and guile in the important moments of today's game. 

"I think everyone will see, by looking at our performances and results, that we have improved markedly as a team during what has proven to be a tough season. It may not prove to be enough, as we know we need to get something next week away to Ilminster, but what I do know is that we will all be giving it everything we have. That's all we can do."

 

 

 

 

 
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