Exe 2nds in Plymouth stalemate.
PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 February 2010 | UPDATED: 12:51 10 June 2010
EXE 2nd XI drew a blank in their meeting with Plymouth but it was anything but a stereo-typical boring 0-0 draw, writes Bridget Culver.
EXE 2nd XI drew a blank in their meeting with Plymouth but it was anything but a
stereo-typical boring 0-0 draw, writes Bridget Culver.
Both teams created, and squandered, chances throughout a pulsating game. Exe were able to put together some good pass and move plays and the one-touch hockey looked effortless at times, but Plymouth were dangerous on the break and it took some good saves from Deb Hill in goal to keep the game scoreless in the early exchanges.
Exe grew in confidence through the first half and after 20mins a great move from midfield saw Emma Pike get upended by the keeper in the circle. From the resulting penalty stroke Player of the Match Kelly Greenstreet saw her flick saved and there was a case of dejˆ vu ten minutes later, when a goalmouth scramble saw the ball stopped on the line by a Plymouth foot. This time Emma Pike's flick was saved, much to the frustration of the home crowd.
In the second half both teams looked to move the ball quickly, but neither were able to apply the finishing touch. Even when Plymouth were reduced to ten players for five minutes, Exe were unable to press home the advantage. Whilst it was an excellent performance against a higher placed team, Exe will see it as two points dropped due to the chances missed.