Argyle / Football

Argyle Ladies end their pre-season campaign with 3-0 win at Poole Town

PLYMOUTH Argyle Ladies ended their pre-season fixtures with a comfortable 3-0 win at Poole Town.

That made it a clean-sweep of victories in their warm-up games for the Pilgrims, who had also beaten a Royal Navy representative team 9-1, Exeter City 8-3, Bishops Lydeard 8-0 and a Bristol City X1 7-1.

Their win in Dorset could have been even greater had it not been for a superb performance from the home goalkeeper.

“It was another good work out,” said Argyle manager Dave Leonard. “I was very pleased when we were in possession and I thought we dominated large periods of the game. But it just broke down in the final 18 yards, which I was quite disappointed in, although I will say we came up against a goalkeeper who was the best I have seen in women’s football. If it wasn’t for her the score would have been much greater; she was superb.”

Argyle took a squad of 14 to Poole with Leah Burridge returning at right-back and Zoe Cunningham back from injury. That meant Ebony Dover, Amber Pollock and Beth Everson started on the bench.

Natasha Knapman broke the deadlock, but the visitors were frustrated in front of goal then until Zoe Cunningham knocked in the second.

Argyle continued to dominate possession, but the Poole goalkeeper was denying everything thrown at her. That was until 16-year-old Everson came off the bench to knock in the third.

Although the Pilgrims have won all their pr- season games, they will not find it so easy when they make the trip to Sussex this coming Sunday to play their opening league match against Crawley Wasps.

“We have one more training session before we go to Crawley who will test our credentials,” added Leonard.

Argyle: Becky Kyle, Leah Burridge, Katie Middleton, Mollie Taylor, Faye Ivall, Zoe Cunningham, Ellie Bishop, Becky Dandridge, Kayley Lane, Helen Bleazard, Natasha Knapman, Ebony Dover, Amber Pollock, Beth Everson.

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