MARTINO Chevannes believes QPR Ladies can build on their second half performance against C&K Basildon when facing Cardiff City this weekend.
Rangers were beaten 1-0 in Essex last time out, with the visitors missing a host of chances to get at least a point from the game.
The defeat means that the Ladies have lost four and won just one of their opening five games but Chevannes believes there is reason to be optimistic.
Speaking to www.qprlfc.co.uk he explained: “We created some really good goalscoring opportunities. We definitely deserved something out of the game; that was the most disappointing thing. They were the better side in the first half, and we were the better in the second. In the first half we gave them too much time, too much space and our work-rate was nowhere near good enough.”
He continued: “We had some words at half-time and we upped it in the second half where I thought we were outstanding. We had them under a lot of pressure but we just couldn’t make that breakthrough - hopefully the second half performance has given us incentive to push on.”
The Ladies take on Cardiff City at Honeycroft on Sunday in what should be a tight game.
Cardiff, like Rangers, have won just one league match this season but nevertheless Chevannes is expecting a difficult afternoon.
“Cardiff are in a bit of a false position," he said. "They’re always up there challenging. They’ve had a slow start but I don’t expect them to be anywhere near the bottom come Christmas.”
He added: “It’s going to be another tough game. We suffered two heavy defeats against them last season. Despite losing a few players they’re still going to be a force to be reckoned with.”