Women's Football round up
SOUTH WEST COMBINATION Larkhall Ladies...1 Argyle Ladies...7
STRIKER Emily Mousley scored four as Argyle marked their first league game at Larkhall with a resounding victory.
Their magnificent seven goals also secured for Argyle their first win of the 2013/14 campaign after back-to-back draws with Chichester and Forest Green Rovers.
Mousley pounced on a fine through ball from Becca Rose to open the scoring on 12 minutes, but Argyle's lead was short-lived as Larkhall levelled three minutes later.
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However, Mousley was proving her usual deadly self in front of goal and netted twice more to give the Pilgrims a 3-1 advantage.
Larkhall's task became harder when they put through their own net just before the break for 4-1.
Pilgrims continued to dominate after the turnaround and on 55 minutes Mousley struck once again, swivelling and shooting firmly past the home keeper for her fourth and Argyle's fifth goal.
Chubb's close range header netted Argyle's sixth goal, but the visitors saved their best for last as central defender Mollie Taylor blasted home a powerful drive from 35 yards.
WESTERN DIVISION Plymstock United...3 Marine Academy...2
HAYLEY RANACHAN scored the decisive goal for Plymstock after MAP had fought back from being 2-0 down at the break.
In a highly-competitive game, Plymstock had taken the lead through Alice Gullick's fiercely-struck shot into the roof of the net.
Plymstock, in spite MAP's industry in midfield, improved their lead when Catherine Davis was fed the ball and fine touch-play took her around a defender and into a striking position which she did not waste.
Ranachan came close to scoring her second only to see her 25-yard drive cannon off the bar, as Plymstock went in 2-0 up.
MAP started the second half with the wind at their backs and applied pressure on the Plymstock rear-guard.
The pressure finally paid off when Sam Drewery reacted quickest to a through ball over the top and headed home, halving the deficit.
The game became a midfield battle with Plymstock struggling to make any decent headway into MAP's half and chances were far and few between for Plymstock.
Plymstock gave away a needless corner and Marine capitalised by taking a quick short corner and fired home the equaliser from the angle of the penalty area.
MAP had a great chance to take the lead in the dying minutes of the game but were thwarted by an outstanding save by Rachel Cain in the Plymstock goal.
The host club gathered the ball from the corner and played it out to their midfield, and attacked down the left.
The ball was then fed forward to Ranachan who turned her marker and fired home from 20 yards and into the net to secure the victory for Plymstock.
DEVON WOMEN'S LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISIONExmouth Amateurs...1 AFC Plympton...7
LEADERS Plympton maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 7-1 victory at Exmouth Amateurs.
Plympton led 3-1 at half time with two goals from Chez Phillips and a strike from Maisie Williams.
The second half was one-way traffic with Plympton in the ascendancy and scoring further goals through Williams, two from Samantha Metters, with Phillips completing her hat-trick, taking her total to the season to 10 goals.
DIVISION ONE Plainmoor...1 Tavistock...0
TAVISTOCK lost to a single Lisa Chapman goal, whose strike made it two wins on the spin for the south Devon outfit.
Budleigh Salterton...5 Activate...2
ACTIVATE'S unbeaten start to the season ended abruptly with an emphatic defeat at Budleigh Salterton.