Mousley's late strike secures Argyle a draw
SOUTH WEST COMBINATION LEAGUE
EMILY MOUSLEY scored a superb late strike to net Plymouth Argyle a share of the spoils in a thrilling Devon derby.
Becca Rose gave Argyle an early lead from the penalty spot after she had been tripped.
Former Argyle striker Tash Knapman levelled the scores before new signing Natasha Harding restored the Pilgrims’ lead when she rounded the home ‘keeper and slotted the ball in from a tight angle to give the visitors a 2-1 half-time lead.
It was Knapman who got Exeter back into it early in the second half before Lola Sanchez put the home side into the lead, only to be denied by that Mousley 25 yard stunner that rescued a point for Argyle.
SOUTH WEST WOMEN’S FOOTBALL LEAGUE WESTERN DIVISON ONE
Marine Academy Plymouth Ladies...4
AN UNDER-STRENGTH Marine Academy Ladies overcame current unbeaten leaders Bay Ladies in a competitive and at times ill tempered match in Torquay to put themselves in touch with the title contenders.
With six players unavailable, MAP team had to travel with no substitutes and play on a energy-sapping pitch.
But MAP, who included new signing Natalie Liggert in their side, put in a resilient hard working performance and showed the necessary quality to claim a deserved victory.
MAP broke the deadlock when 17-year-old forward Georgie Talbot held the ball up superbly to set up Sam Drewery, who demonstrated fantastic technique to fire past the ‘keeper from 30 yards. The hosts equalised when an in-swinging free-kick was bundled over the line.
But MAP immediately took the game to the hosts and five minutes before the break regained the lead as Stacy Arthur fed Georgie Talbot, who found the back of the net from the edge of the area.
MAP extended their lead as Liggert finished confidently after Stacy Arthur’s free-kick had caught the Bay defence square.
Five minutes later the game was made safe as left winger Kim Eke made progress down the line to coolly slot the ball into the net.
With MAP running out of steam Bay finished the last quarter of the match on the front foot but the visitors defended resolutely to ensure the hosts only clawed one goal back.
Manager Alan Thomas said: “That’s seven games without a defeat on the bounce now and if we keep this run going we can seriously challenge for one of the top spots.”
MAP, who are now up to third, entertain Cornish side Dobwalls this coming Sunday.
WESTWARDS DEVELOPMENT DEVON WOMEN’S LEAGUE
University of Exeter 0
AFC Plympton Ladies...6
AFC Plympton ladies continued their fine form with a convincing 6-0 win away to University of Exeter.
The first half was evenly contested with only a Danii Moody 25 yard thunderbolt separating the teams at the break.
The second half started with Plympton finding their shooting boots as the goals started to flow with more positive attacking play.
Within five minutes of the restart, Chelsea Robinson had doubled the lead firing in at the back post.
Plympton then took total control of the match with Charlotte Jeffery having a great match in the centre of midfield.
She created the next two goals with pin point passes for Samantha Metters to score and for Moody to get her second and the fourth of the game.
The fifth goal came from Chez Phillips, who ran straight through the middle of the university’s defence to smash the ball past the helpless Exeter ‘keeper. Metters completed the scoring in a great second half performance by the Plympton team.
IN THE same division, Activate overcame University of Plymouth 4-1 thanks to goals by Amy Wise, Sam Wilkes, Jodie Martin and Chelsea Semmens. Bobi Hyam scored for the students.
In Division One, Tavistock hammered Plainmoor 7-1.
Sarah Martin scored a hat-trick for Tavvy, with their other goals coming from Rebecca Gordon (2), Robyn Hammond and Donna Horne.