WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: League disappointment for Argyle, while Marine Academy, Saltash and Oak Villa go out of FA Cup

PLYMOUTH Argyle were left disappointed after losing 1-0 at home to Billericay Town on Sunday in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division.

Afterwards manager Ryan Perks said he felt his team ‘deserved more from the game’.

He added: “Created chances to get at least a point and should have had a penalty. Positive performance but sometimes in football you don’t get what you deserve.”

Neither side could find a breakthrough in the first half, despite having chances.

But midway through the second half, Billericay took the lead with a goal by Jay Blackie following a set-piece.

Argyle tried hard to find an equaliser late on but it would not come.

The Pilgrims are in the relegation zone after winning just two of their eight games so far, but they do take a break from league action this weekend when they visit London Seaward in the National League Cup.

Plymouth Argyle’s U23 team also lost at the weekend. They narrowly went down 2-1 away at Portmouth in the National League Reserve South West Division.

In the South West Women’s League Western Division, Activate lost 6-2 away at Budleigh Salteron. Angela Heard scored both Activate’s goals.

In the Devon Women’s League, Plympton overcame a spirited Hunters District side 22-0. Ellie Dalton bagged six goals for Plympton, with Isabel Glover and Emily Hollister both getting hat-trick. Dionne Igalawuye, Lois Igalawuye, Mollie Naughton and Chelsea Robinson all got two apiece and Stacey Gibson and Charlotte also got on the scoresheet.

Marine Academy Plymouth, Saltash United and Signal Box Oak Villa all failed to progress in the Women’s FA Cup, but Liskeard Athletic did.

Liskeard comfortably beat Stockwood Wanderers 11-2 at home. They led 3-1 at half-time with goals from Amy Hemingway, Lucy Jones and Eve Moore. After the interval Moore added two more for her hat-trick, with Keri-Anne Moxon netting twice, Hemingway bagging another and Ezme Lord, Sam Metters and Chloe Williams also scoring.

Liskeard will now play Bishops Lydeard in the next round after the Somerset side beat Marine Academy 2-0 at Erme Valley on Sunday.

Saltash United were always going to be up against it playing National League South West side Exeter City and the Devon outfit ran out 12-0 winners in front of 125 spectators at Kimberley Stadium.

Devon League side Signal Box Oak Villa also a tough draw with a long trip to Eastleigh, where they went down 9-1.

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