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Quashie delighted with the performance

MANAGER Steve Quashie was pleased with his QPR FC Women’s sides performance on Sunday, after they battled through to get all three points against tough opponents Dulwich Hamlet Women.

“I am delighted with the performance,” the R’s boss told www.qpr.co.uk. “Playing here at a well-known and respected non-league ground in front of a large crowd of 289 people, with the crowd on the side of Dulwich which I expected, our players showed resilience and character, we had to really work incredibly hard in the last phase of the game to see out the 1-0. But we have come away from home, claimed three points in the league format of the cup and another clean sheet which makes me very happy.

“We dug in really deep the players put tackles in and put their bodies on the line, they won headers and started to gradually win more second balls. Going forward wasn’t as fluid as in recent weeks but it was still effective, we managed to stretch their backline and had a few chances in the second half to add onto the one goal we had already scored.”

He added: “We were playing a much better side than last week, we have played Dulwich over the last few years, they have gone over a change for the right reasons and it was a real tense and enjoyable cup match.

It was a huge learning curve, we had to adapt our game, Dulwich came out and played an attack minded formation which caused us problems in the first half but we sussed it out in the second half and snuffed out their key players and grew into our performance.”

Our players showed resilience and character, we had to really work incredibly hard.

Steve Quashie