Ladies endure day to forget
Conor Martin | @ConorJMartin96
It was a day to forget for QPR Ladies on Sunday as Coventry United recorded an emphatic win in The FA Women’s Premier League.
The visitors hit double figures at Honeycroft, where Pauline Adeyemo’s late reply provided scant consolation for Martino Chevannes’ side.
Rangers never really got themselves going and fell behind inside three minutes when Jade Brook fired the visitors ahead.
Coventry should have doubled their lead through Alison Hall but she failed to make the next chance count.
QPR had a glorious opportunity to tie things up but Katie Knell was unlucky not to grab the R’s first goal of the game.
Instead, Brook bagged herself a second goal as Coventry’s momentum showed no signs of slowing down and they went into the break 3-0 up after Helen Dermody whipped in a ball for Hall to finish.
The Hoops brought on Adeyemo for Amanda Chimbima at the break as they tried to salvage something from the game.
But Coventry had other ideas. Amber Hughes added a fourth before Dermody provided her second assist of the afternoon for Marie Gauntlett to make it 5-0.
Despite the scoreline, QPR ‘keeper Gillian Kasirye deserved credit as she pulled off a number of saves.
Rangers were struggling to deal with the Coventry attack and Dermody, who proved a constant threat, grabbed herself two goals – the second coming from the penalty spot.
Laura Cooper than grabbed an eighth goal for Coventry with a well taken free-kick.
Rangers did at least muster a consolation goal through substitute Adeyemo inside the last ten minutes after the forward capitalised on a defensive error from the Coventry backline.
There was little respite, though, as Gauntlett grabbed two further goals in the last few minutes to secure herself a hat-trick and complete a miserable afternoon for the R’s.
QPR Ladies: Kasirye, Peacock, Petit, Odeniyi, Deluca, Lynch, Chimbima (Adeyemo 46), Knell, Ogle, Hennessy, Netschova (Roberts 56).
Goal: Adeyemo 80.
Images courtesy of Ian Randall.