PLYMOUTH Argyle finally got back to winning ways on Sunday with a 5-0 triumph over Bideford at Manadon in the Devon Women’s Senior Cup.
The cup holders turned on the style in the second half, scoring four times after the break against their South West Premier League visitors.
It was a welcome victory for the Pilgrims, who had been beaten 3-0 at Southampton in the FA Cup earlier this month and who had failed to win any of their FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division fixtures before the season was voided.
Imogen Crawford got them off the mark against Bideford with a long-range effort midway through the first half.
Their second came just after the break when Sophie Buchanan fired in after good play down the right by Katie Grigg.
It got better for the Greens when substitute Emily Mousley scored with a tap-in just two minutes after coming on to the field.
Fellow substitute Rose Shipp then added number four before Mousley bagged a second to complete the scoring.
Afterwards manager Ryan Perks said: “Great to get the win. The girls played some excellent football and scored some great goals. Also happy with a clean sheet for (goalkeeper) Poppy Soper and the back four. Onto the next round we go.”
In the Cornwall Women’s League East Division, unbeaten leaders Saltash United were handed a walkover against Foxhole Stars.
Second-placed Callington Town Reserves bounced back from their defeat to Saltash last weekend in style by beating bottom side Charlestown 11-0.
Lisa Pearce and Rachel Finch both scored five goals in the match, with Keisha Ellis adding their other.
Fourth-placed Saltash Borough finally returned to league action with a 4-1 away victory at Wadebridge Town. Sam Metters scored twice, with Sophie Perrin and Molly Gill also netting for Borough, who have three games in hand on the teams above them.
Marine Academy Plymouth, who were leading the South West Women’s Premier Division before the season was voided, were beaten 4-1 by an impressive Yeovil under-21 side in a friendly at Ivybridge (pictured).
Both teams played some good football, but Yeovil, who had led 1-0 at the break, scored two counterattacking goals in the final 16 minutes to seal the win.
Meanwhile, Devon League side Signal Box Oak Villa were beaten 10-0 by Liverton in a friendly at Weston Mill.
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