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Huge congratulations to our sponsored player Danni Wyatt and her Torquay United Women teammates, who defied the odds to win the Click Hub Devon Premier Cup in a penalty shootout last night (Friday 22 April).

With no recognised goalkeeper, Sasha Mole wore the gloves for Torquay last night, and earned the player of the match award for a stunning performance, which included saving two penalty kicks and scoring one herself.

Higher-level opponents, Exeter City, were tipped to take a comfortable win under the floodlights at Devon FA HQ in Newton Abbot, but Torquay – under caretaker manager Steve Elswood –  held them to 0-0 at half time, and saw off further attacks after the break.

Our Danni Wyatt came off to the subs’ bench to replace hard-working Ellie Bishop 27 minutes into the second half, and it remained 0-0 until the 86th minute, when Connie Pengelly fired home for Exeter.

Danni Wyatt with our Andy Weltch after last night’s sensational win

Torquay put three players, including Danni, into attack, and the pressure paid off when they were awarded a penalty late in added time. The resulting goal left it 1-1 at the whistle and straight into a penalty shootout.

Danni scored hers, and the nail-biting exchange ended in a 5-4 win for United – the first time Torquay has won the trophy.

We first sponsored Danni Wyatt in the 2017-18 season, and she also featured in our popular With a T promo video during lockdown in 2020.

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