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20 August 2017

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Chevannes focuses on positives despite defeat

QPR Ladies boss Martino Chevannes chose to focus on the positives, despite seeing his side fall to a heavy defeat on the opening day of the FA Women’s Premier League season.

The R’s lost 9-0 to Crystal Palace Ladies, on a day when Chevannes handed debuts to three 16-year-old’s.

Ultimately, that lack of experience and quality showed, as the Hoops – despite battling away for the full 90 minutes – came out on the wrong end of a heavy defeat.

Chevannes told www.qpr.co.uk: “We knew it would be tough, especially given our squad isn’t where it needs to be at the moment.

“We’re looking to make some additions and add some experience to the group, because the depth and the strength just isn’t there.

“However, having said that, I’m proud of the way we stuck to the task.”

Rangers trailed 2-0 at half-time, despite creating some good opportunities, before a gilt-edged chance was missed early in the second period, allowing the hosts to take full advantage and run out comfortable winners.

“We competed well in the first half,” said Chevannes.

“We had a great opportunity at the start of the second half which was missed, and they went straight up the other end and scored.

“Two more followed in quick succession and then you saw the heads drop.

“We lost shape after that and Palace made the most of it.”

Chevannes’ side are back in action against Swindon Town Ladies at Honeycroft on Sunday at home – kick-off 2.00pm.

The Robins lost 8-0 to Coventry United Ladies this weekend.