Trojans’ hopes of emulating last season’s eight-match winning start to the Investec National League Western Conference campaign were rudely shattered by a 3-0 defeat to a largely student based Isca side at Exeter University.
Trojans started very well keeping possession of the ball and not letting ISCA have a look in.
But seven minutes in and Isca took the lead through Millie Attwell, the ball bouncing around in the Trojans D before she hit it on the volley.
Trojans were unlucky not to draw level with some good link up play between Jenny Gough and Emma Teague with the ball falling to Amy Sheehan, whose shot on the turn produced a diving save from the Isca goalkeeper.
Trojans remind on top for the rest of the first half and again the second, but the Isca defence stood strong, repelling two short corners.
Ten minutes after the restart Isca broke and made it 2-0 through Emily Davies and added a third through Daisy Leman three minutes from time.
“Isca deserved to win, but I thought the 3-0 scoreline was a tad flattering,” reflected Trojans skipper Jenny Gough.
“A was a bit of a wake up call to the squad, but they know what needs to be worked on ahead of Saturday’s visit to Gloucester City.”
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