Exmouth Amateurs Ladies’ battle through two tough games.
PUBLISHED: 11:08 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:08 18 April 2013
Exmouth Amateurs ladies’ played two tough games in the past week.
First up against Ashmoor, who pitched up fresh from a County Cup triumph, they battled well, but trailed to two goals at the break. The difference was the clinical finishing for both teams created two decent opportunities in the first half. Ammies did not take theirs and Ashmoor did!
Ammies dominated possession after the break, but without creating too many chances and, like so many times this season, had to rely on a spectacular effort this time from Worsley who spun her full back on the corner of the box to fire into the top corner to halve the deficit. Whilst Ammies were able to effectively contain the pace of the opposition strikers in the second half, they could do nothing two fantastic strikes ending up in their net, one lob over the on-rushing Rose and then a sublime volley from the edge of the box after a corner, as Ashmoor ran out 4-1 winners. Ammies then visited league leaders AFC Plympton for a game on a 3G surface.
This sort of surface is conducive to good passing football and it allowed Ammies to show that they are certainly up there with then bets of them in terms of a passing game. For long periods Ammies out passed the opposition.
However, once again the difference between the sides was the final third finishing. Wills fired just wide after some fine passing before Plympton struck twice in five minutes.
A free-kick took a big bounce up and over Rose before a fine move from Plympton freed up their striker to finish clinically. Ammies responded well. Cordwell was unlucky to see her shot crash off the bar whilst both Wills and Worsley had shots saved.
In the second half Ammies upped the tempo and played some wonderful football. Wills pulled a goal back with a fantastic strike from the edge of the box and Worsley warmed the keepers hands with a shot from distance and then whistled one wide from 20 yards as Ammies pressed for the equaliser.
Lady luck was against Ammies as Plympton forced a late corner and as the ball bounced around in the box it fell to a striker a yard out.
In the final minute a fourth home goal gave the hosts a rather flattering 4-1 success.