QUEENS Park Rangers Women concluded their pre-season campaign with a 0-0 draw away to Swindon Town Ladies on Sunday.
Martino Chevannes’ side travelled down the M4 in confident mood, looking to continue their undefeated pre-season campaign.
Rangers dominated what was a hugely competitive game, but couldn’t break down what was a stubborn Swindon defence. The R’s had two goals disallowed in the second half, with the first being chalked out for offside and the second being adjudged for a foul from a corner kick. QPR continued to control possession, but Swindon held on and Chevannes’ side headed back to West London with many positives to take out of the game.
Boss Chevannes praised his Rangers side after the match: “It was a superb performance, I was really pleased with how we moved the ball. We had the lion’s share of possession and created a vast amount of chances, the Swindon Town goalkeeper pulled off some fabulous saves and this performance will give us confidence going into the season ahead."
He also commented on what has been a productive and beneficial pre-season campaign for the R’s “The fitness levels have looked fantastic, which has allowed has to do a lot more technical and tactical work on the training pitch."
Looking ahead to the start of the season on 19th August when Rangers kick off their National League campaign against Loughborough Foxes, Chevannes added: "Seeing what phenomenal fete Loughborough achieved last season, we need to ensure we are prepared, we know that they are an attacking side having racked up 90 goals last season, however they are a new addition to the league and it’s an exciting challenge.
"We are going to come up against some good teams this season, in what is a very competitive league. It will be a long hard, tough season and it has been important to get to the levels of fitness we demand and will need during this pre-season campaign."