Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Exmouth Amateur Ladies 1, Plymouth University 2
After a six-week break owing to first bad weather and then the festive period, Ammies returned to action, but sadly it was a case of the same old story.
Ammies dominated most of the game apart from the opening 15 mins yet still lost a close competitive match.
The visitors started extremely well and it took four outstanding saves by Ammies keeper Rose to deny them an early goal as the home side struggled to cope with the long ball forward and a fleet-footed student attack.
Ammies gradually worked their way back into the game; Wills dragging a shot wide, Worsley forcing the keeper into a decent save and Hawkins just failing to get on the end of a Worsley cross. Plymouth took the lead after 25 mins when another long ball forward caused confusion in the home defence and, although they repelled the initial attack, the loose ball was swept home. Ammies drew level five minutes later when a short corner from Worsley found Rawlings who took a touch before rifling the ball home from fully 25-yards.
After the break Ammies pressed the students a lot quicker and higher up the pitch not allowing them time and space to play the long ball and consequently played most of the game inside the visitors half. Ammies created a host of chances Hawkins Cordwell and Wills all forcing the keeper to make saves. Ammies also had a number of corners, but headers were cleared away and scrambles just wouldn’t fall the home sides way!
Then the sucker punch! One breakaway down the right followed by a fine cross and a clinical finish to consign Ammies to an underserved defeat!
Once again there were plenty of positives to take away from the game for Ammies, apart from the result.