Match Preview – FGR away at Marine Academy Plymouth Ladies (2pm – 13/02/22)

FGR head out on the road for the fourth match in a row as they finish a run of away games which will have seen them travel over 1,000m. The commitment of coaching staff and players over that time has been a superb reflection of the team.

Last Time Out For FGR

FGR fell to a narrow defeat to Torquay, as highly rated forward Esme Kilburn Thompson scored an early goal in a tight encounter, in which FGR hit the woodwork, in tough conditions on the south coast with near gale force winds.

The Opposition

Marine Academy Plymouth Ladies currently sit 8th in the league but will be another tough test for FGR. In their last fixture MAP, who play in sky-blue and white striped shirts and black shorts, managed to hold high-flyers Ilminster to 0-0 for 60 minutes before a couple of quick goals set ITFC on their way to a 3-0 win.

The Devonshire side are jointly managed by Owen Hambly and Greg Mogford who have overseen some strong performances this season.

Home fixtures are played at Ivybridge Town FC and there is normally an admission fee of £3 for ages 16+.

Ones To Watch

Last time out goalkeeper Charlie Nicholson was the MAP player of the match having put in a strong performance against Ilminster and will be keen to keep a clean sheet. At the other end of the pitch the two Samantha’s will look to cause FGR trouble, with Drewery (11 goals) and Metters (8 goals), both a threat going forward.

Last Meeting Between The Two Sides

FGR won 6-0 the last time the two sides met earlier this season. A hattrick from Hattie Jones and goals for Vandries, Hitchcox and Hateley secured 3points for Rovers, whilst strong performances from Morris and Herbert at centre back helped Beca Woods keep a clean sheet.

Did you know?

MAPLFC normally issue a matchday programme online on the day of home fixtures – be sure to keep an eye on their social media and give it a read.

Looking Further Ahead

FGR finally return to Chalford for a home match on Sunday 20 February when they host AFC St Austell Ladies at 2pm. This is the one of just three remaining home encounters for FGR this season – it would be great to see the growing home support continue as the women’s side are welcomed back after such a long spell of away matches.