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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Marine Academy Plymouth seal Western title in style

MARINE Academy Plymouth clinched the South West Women’s League Western Division title in style on Sunday by beating second-placed Sticker 7-2 at Manadon.

Marine Academy actually went behind after just five minutes of the big game, but once captain Sam Drewery pulled them level five minutes later they did not look back.

They were particularly clinical in the final 20 minutes of the first half where they scored four goals, including a great long-range effort from Rebekah Rose, to take a 5-1 lead into the break.

Just like in the first half, Sticker scored early on after the restart, but Marine were able to add to more goals.

Siana Goddard enjoyed a day to remember with a hat-trick in the title win, while Drewery bagged two and Rose and Ellen Thomas also got on the scoresheet.

Marine Academy still have two games to play but their win at the weekend moved them eight points clear at top, with Sticker only having one match to play.

In the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division, Plymouth Argyle face four massive games as they bid to stay up.

The Pilgrims are just one point and one place above the drop zone after they lost 2-0 away at second-placed Oxford United on Sunday.

Two goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half secured Oxford the three points, with Tash Stephens and Amy Goddard scoring for the hosts.

Liskeard Athletic have made the final of the Cornwall Women’s Cup thanks to a 3-0 away victory over Foxhole in the semi-finals on Sunday.

They dominated possession but they only led 1-0 at the break thanks to an own goal, but they were a bit more clinical in the second half with Ellie Bishop and Charlie Pettinger scoring to seal the win.

They will now play Helston in the final on Friday, April 21.

In the Devon Women’s League South & West Division, Lakeside Athletic lost 3-0 away at Shaldon Villa, while in the Cornwall Women’s League Division Two, Callington Town beat Redruth United 1-0 away.

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