QPR Ladies boss pleased despite defeat

MARTINO Chevannes couldn’t fault his QPR Ladies side despite defeat to Portsmouth Ladies in the FA Women’s Premier League Cup on Sunday.

Rangers eventually went down 3-0 at Honeycroft in the Determining Round and will have to make do with a place in this season’s Plate competition, as goals from Jade Widdowson, Molly Clark and Natasha Stephens secured the visitors victory.

Chevannes, though, was pleased with the R's efforts.

“We played really well,” he told www.qprlfc.co.uk. “We were well organised, compact out of possession, and Portsmouth struggled to break us down.

“That was our game plan, to play off the break, and by and large it worked in the first half apart from two lapses which we got punished for.

“Going in 2-0 down at half-time we knew the next goal was crucial. Unfortunately within two minutes [of the re-start] we switched off and conceded a silly goal. We didn’t threaten enough in the second half.

“But I can’t fault the players for their effort; their work-rate was superb. The only disappointment was the manner of the goals we conceded but, overall, it was a positive performance.”

Rangers return to FA WPL action at home to newly-promoted Gillingham this weekend.