Saturday, October 31, 2020

Lady Gunners v Legacy Pride

 

Oct. 18th, 2020 | Tauton, MA


Search for Win 
Lady Gunners have not won a game in weeks! Their search for victory has become a major challenge. It is not for a lack of training, effort, or commitment. The answer is not clear, but if one factor had to be pointed out, it's scoring goals! 
Opening 
Legacy Pride is a scrappy team, that does not build much out of the back or midfield. Their approach is to hustle, hopefully, shoot their way to success. Unfortunately, the Lady Gunners gave into their style of play. 
First Half Struggle
Without any passing sequences in midfield, no team build-up, the Lady Gunners looked lost. They got away from their strength, which makes it difficult to be productive. Consequently, they never got a grip on the game, finding themselves down 2-0.
Half - Time Adjustments
Lady Gunners' issues were simply offensive today. Playing  9 v 9 makes it tough with 17 players in terms of game flow, and may have contributed to their struggles. However, the lack of quality shots taken on goal clearly made it impossible to level the score.
Second Half
The second simply was a repeat of the first! In fact, it was identical, with sporadic offensive flashes from Gabby. With such limited threat in the offensive third, the opportunity to come back from the deficit came and went.

Final Result
The final result was a 4-0 loss.  Legacy Pride won from their stronger desire, and will to beat their opponent to every ball! On the other hand, the Lady Gunners have to figure out how to be more aggressive, while finding their scoring form.
Players of the Match
With so many defensive duties, today's outstanding performers were busy saving their side from a blowout today. Without the offense producing, the game becomes imbalanced, especially if the opponent does pose a threat to your goal.
Aurore: with countless shots taken on her, an improved Aurore continued to keep her team in it with quality saves, aggressive play, especially in the second half!  Often times her efforts go unnoticed, because her mistakes may result in a goal. But clearly, she kept the score close today.
Bailey: The only true bright spot for all the field players from the start was Bailey today.  Her smart play to cover her keeper, clear a goal off the line, exemplified her performance.  She consistently disrupted anything threats from her side, with aggressive strong play!

Congrats to you both on a well-deserved Players of the Match Award!!

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