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Manager praises 'best 90-minute performance' of season
Manager praises 'best 90-minute performance' of season
Ilminster 1 Torquay 1
Published - 10th Apr 19
 

Starting XI (1-4-5-1) - Gosling, Carruthers, Shaw, Farrell (c), Strong, Caunce, Dymond, Evans, Anderson, Kotlinska, Harper.

Subs - Allen, O’Brien, Robbins, McJury.

 

The ladies headed into this game, fully aware that at least a point was the minimum required to keep alive their hopes of surviving in the Premier Division.

Torquay began the game very well on an expansive pitch, moving the ball well and dominating the early possession. Plenty of half chances were created, but nothing that really troubled the confident Ilminster goalkeeper.

The home side’s main threat came from long balls over the visiting defence, which Torquay goalkeeper Gosling dealt with with ease. The momentum of the game changed on 28 minutes, as a corner from Ilminster wasn’t defended properly by Torquay, which left their forward in space to poke home, 1-0.

Torquay manager McInnes was subsequently dismissed from the technical area for his protestations at the awarding of the corner. This setback didn’t deter the visitors, who continued to push forward looking for the crucial goal.

 Half time: Ilminster 1-0 Torquay.

Torquay kicked off the second half determined to turn their efforts into a goal, and were rewarded on 48 minutes as top scorer Harper, found space on the left and cleverly lifted a shot over the reach of the Ilminster keeper, 1-1.

From this moment onwards, it looked like there was only going to be one winner. Torquay midfielder Dymond rattled the bar with a free kick, before another set piece from Farrell was spilled by the keeper to Harper, who couldn’t quite adjust her feet to finish. A rare attack from Ilminster was thwarted with around 5 minutes to go, as Gosling pulled off a superb save low to her left.

Final score, Ilminster 1-1 Torquay.

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After the game, manager Jamie McInnes commented: “In our final game of the season, we produced our best 90-minute performance without question. The ladies were well aware of the ramifications of losing today, and I was particularly delighted with how we began the game and played during the first half. We have tended to start slowly in games, but that wasn’t the case today. Even going a goal behind today did nothing to halt our efforts. The equaliser was fully deserved and we were unlucky in the end not to win the game, we certainly had the better quality and quantity of chance.

"From back to front, everybody gave their maximum today and it show in the performance. Neave and our defence have had to deal with an awful lot of pressure this season, but looked solid and organised today. Our midfield displayed determination and a little bit of bite to win the 50/50s and our attacking players caused problems for the Ilminster defence all game. It was a proper team performance and I couldn’t ask for anymore from the girls. Myself and Rich (assistant manager) made it abundantly clear to the girls at the end of the game how proud we were today.

"A point from today’s game has taken us back out of the bottom two, but we know we still have to rely on another result next Sunday. I take a positive outlook on it and I do believe we have done enough. Portsihead have been in good form recently, including an excellent win over third placed Callington today, so I think that will be a tough game for Forest Green next Sunday, who will be under pressure knowing they must at least match our point today. Whatever happens next week, we know we have left everything on the pitch today.”

 

 
 
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Manager praises 'best 90-minute performance' of season
Manager praises 'best 90-minute performance' of season
Ilminster 1 Torquay 1
Published - 10th Apr 19

Starting XI (1-4-5-1) - Gosling, Carruthers, Shaw, Farrell (c), Strong, Caunce, Dymond, Evans, Anderson, Kotlinska, Harper.

Subs - Allen, O’Brien, Robbins, McJury.

 

The ladies headed into this game, fully aware that at least a point was the minimum required to keep alive their hopes of surviving in the Premier Division.

Torquay began the game very well on an expansive pitch, moving the ball well and dominating the early possession. Plenty of half chances were created, but nothing that really troubled the confident Ilminster goalkeeper.

The home side’s main threat came from long balls over the visiting defence, which Torquay goalkeeper Gosling dealt with with ease. The momentum of the game changed on 28 minutes, as a corner from Ilminster wasn’t defended properly by Torquay, which left their forward in space to poke home, 1-0.

Torquay manager McInnes was subsequently dismissed from the technical area for his protestations at the awarding of the corner. This setback didn’t deter the visitors, who continued to push forward looking for the crucial goal.

 Half time: Ilminster 1-0 Torquay.

Torquay kicked off the second half determined to turn their efforts into a goal, and were rewarded on 48 minutes as top scorer Harper, found space on the left and cleverly lifted a shot over the reach of the Ilminster keeper, 1-1.

From this moment onwards, it looked like there was only going to be one winner. Torquay midfielder Dymond rattled the bar with a free kick, before another set piece from Farrell was spilled by the keeper to Harper, who couldn’t quite adjust her feet to finish. A rare attack from Ilminster was thwarted with around 5 minutes to go, as Gosling pulled off a superb save low to her left.

Final score, Ilminster 1-1 Torquay.

——-

After the game, manager Jamie McInnes commented: “In our final game of the season, we produced our best 90-minute performance without question. The ladies were well aware of the ramifications of losing today, and I was particularly delighted with how we began the game and played during the first half. We have tended to start slowly in games, but that wasn’t the case today. Even going a goal behind today did nothing to halt our efforts. The equaliser was fully deserved and we were unlucky in the end not to win the game, we certainly had the better quality and quantity of chance.

"From back to front, everybody gave their maximum today and it show in the performance. Neave and our defence have had to deal with an awful lot of pressure this season, but looked solid and organised today. Our midfield displayed determination and a little bit of bite to win the 50/50s and our attacking players caused problems for the Ilminster defence all game. It was a proper team performance and I couldn’t ask for anymore from the girls. Myself and Rich (assistant manager) made it abundantly clear to the girls at the end of the game how proud we were today.

"A point from today’s game has taken us back out of the bottom two, but we know we still have to rely on another result next Sunday. I take a positive outlook on it and I do believe we have done enough. Portsihead have been in good form recently, including an excellent win over third placed Callington today, so I think that will be a tough game for Forest Green next Sunday, who will be under pressure knowing they must at least match our point today. Whatever happens next week, we know we have left everything on the pitch today.”

 

 
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