WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Argyle go out of League Cup, but Marine Academy and Plympton progress in FA Cup

PLYMOUTH Argyle were knocked out of the FAWNL League Cup by Cardiff City on Sunday.

The Pilgrims were beaten 3-1 away at the Amdani HIl Arena.

They had led for a large part of the game after Erin O’Shea scored after a good ball by Charlotte Whitmore.

They held that lead until the 72nd minute when Cardiff equalised with a goal from Ellie Sargent.

Another Cardiff goal followed eight minutes later courtesy of Cori Williams before a penalty by Chloe Lloyd sealed the cup tie for the Bluebirds.

There was better news for the region’s sides in the FA Cup, where Marine Academy Plymouth, Plympton and Liskeard Athletic all progressed.

Carmen Morison scored an impressive six goals as Marine Academy hammered Bideford 11-0 away.

The visitors did most of the damage in the second half, having only led 3-0 at the break.

Rebekah Rose wasn’t far behind Morison with four goals in north Devon, while Fredra Leal netted Marine Academy’s other one.  They will now play Teignmouth away in the third round qualifying.

Devon Premier Division side Plympton showed character to come back from 2-0 down before beating cross-Tamar neighbours Saltash Borough, who play in Cornwall Division One, on penalties at Bull Point.

Second half goals by Dionne Igalawuye and Codie-Al Cleugh took the game to penalties where Plympton triumphed 5-4. They will now host Bristol Rovers in the next round.

Liskeard Athletic also had to come from behind to beat Saltash United at Lux Park.

After a goalless first half, the Ashes had gone in front with a cracking shot into the top corner from the edge of the box by Nic Symons.

But Liskeard dug deep and pulled level before Sam Metters netted the winner. They will now entertain Swindon Town.

Meanwhile, SB Oak Villa kept up the pace at the top of the Devon League South & West Division with an 8-0 home victory over Paignton Villa.

They have won all four of their opening league games, scoring 28 goals in the process and only conceding three.

Summer signing Rachel Finch scored a hat-trick for them, with their other goals coming from Libby Williams, Shania Fenlon, Olivia Lennox, Alysia-Paige Roberts and Victoria Jasper.

Newcomers Horrabridge Rangers are up to third in the table after beating Hunters District 12-1 away.

Evelyn Bray bagged six for Rangers, with Kirsty Jones and Leah Parnell-Moses both getting two and Katie Cox an Leesa Grainger also on target.

Lakeside finally got their league season up-and-running with a 9-0 home victory over winless Tavistock.

Roxanne Byrne netted a hat-trick for Lakeside, while Maisie Allison an Gabielle Kirkham bagged two apiece and Abilgail Cleaver an Megan Davis claimed their others.

Elm United were beaten 6-4 away at Plainmoor. Rebecca Richards (2) and Kelly Nicholls netted for them to go alongside an own goal.

And in the same division, Signal Box were beaten 3-1 away at second-placed Shaldon Villa. Maya Felgated scored their only goal in south Devon.

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