A MUCH-changed Plymouth Argyle Ladies side continued their build up for the new FA Women’s National League Southern Premier season with a narrow 2-1 win away at Callington Town on Sunday.
The sides had only met the week before also at Marshfield Park. That game seven days earlier had ended in a 1-1 draw and for much of Sunday’s fixture it was equally tight.
However, two goals within five minutes early in the second half proved decisive for Argyle, who are rebuilding having lost a host of key players from last season and their manager Dave Leonard.
New manager Ryan Perks, though, was happy with what he saw in east Cornwall on Sunday.
He said: “Great result against a strong Callington side. We were excellent in the second half and played some excellent football.
“The girls on trial slotted into the side really well. You wouldn’t know it was the side’s first game together – looking promising.”
Callington settled the quickest and opened the scoring on 12 minutes when Katlyn Bentley netted.
Both sides had chances but could not take them before the break.
The teams made changes for the second half and Argyle came out the better and pulled level when Williams fired home a penalty after a handball in the box.
And within minutes the Greens went in front when they scored a fine effort from a counterattack.
They thought they had scored a third not long later but it was ruled out for handball.
Callington had their chances to equalise but could not take them.
However, Callington’s second team did enjoy a winning afternoon as they beat Bude 4-1.
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