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.
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.
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