WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Pomfret’s late goal helps Argyle return to winning ways

TAYA POMFRET scored an injury-time winner as Plymouth Argyle returned to winning ways in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division.

Pomfret pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area following a corner to secure the Pilgrims a 2-1 away victory over winless Chatham Town.

Chatham had enjoyed the better of the first half and led 1-0 at the break thanks to a goal in only the second minute from Letitia Nicholls.

But Argyle came out fired up for the second half and equalised in the 58th minute courtesy of a strike by Charlotte Whitmore.

Chatham thought they had scored a late winning in the 90th minute but it was ruled out and four minutes later it was Argyle who were celebrating.

The visitors won a corner and Whitmore put in and after the ball came loose Pomfret ran on to it and fired it home.

It was only Argyle’s second league win of the season – and their first for a month. They stay ninth in the table.

In the South West League Premier Division, Megan Boulton scored the only goal as Marine Academy Plymouth beat Forest Green Rovers 1-0 at Manadon.

The win has moved Marine Academy level on points with fourth-placed Forest Green.

In the same division, Liskeard were beaten 3-1 at home by leaders Sherbourne Town.

In the South West Western Division, Saltash enjoyed a 6-0 home win over struggling Middlezoy.

Yasmin Franklin netted twice for the Ashes, with their other goals coming from Jade Bryan, Nicola Symons, Maise Williams and Hayley Ranachan.

Plympton suffered their first defeat of the season in the Devon Premier Division as they went down 2-0 away at Budleigh Salterton.

In the Devon South & West Division, newcomers Horrabridge Rangers moved up to second after beating Plymouth Marjon 2-0 at Fillace Park. Leesa Grainger bagged both Horrabridge’s goals.

Signal Box beat Elm United 6-4 away in a high-scoring affair at Tor Bridge.

Signal Box were 4-0 up at half-time, but Elm did make a game of it second half.

Ellie Pearce claimed a hat-trick for the visitors, who also had Maya Felgate, Caitlin Newton and Aimee Sharples on the scoresheet. Rebecca Richards and Lauren Hewing both netted twice in the second half for Elm.

Lakeside made it two wins out of two with a 4-2 victory at Shaldon Villa. Roxanne Byrne (2), Mollie Dring and Ellie Naylor scored for Lakeside.

Signal Box Oak Villa were not in action on Sunday but they stay top of the table.

In the Cornwall League Cup, Saltash Borough overcame lower league Callington 8-1 at Saltmill.

Sophie Perrin netted four for Borough, with Abby Shapland getting a hat-trick an Molly Gill also on target.

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