A CROWD of more than 2,000 people at Home Park on Sunday watched Plymouth Argyle storm into second round of the Women’s FA Cup with a 13-0 victory over lower league Illminster Town.
The tie should have been played at Torpoint the previous week but was postponed late on and then switched to Home Park.
The Argyle players appeared to enjoy the experience of playing in front of a big crowd and after England age group international Mia Endacott fired them ahead in the 10th minute they never looked back against the South West Western Division opponents.
The Pilgrims netted eight goals in the first half before adding five more in the second period.
Ellie Sara enjoyed an afternoon to remember with five goals, with Becky Dandridge and Charlotte Whitmore both adding two. As well as Enadacott there was also one goal apiece for Tamsin Medd-Gill, Katie Dickson and Jemma Rose.
National League side Argyle will now play AFC Stoneham this Sunday at Coach Road in the second round.
Marine Academy Plymouth are still waiting to play their first round tie against Keynsham Town after the game was postponed for a second time on Sunday due to a waterlogged pitch at Ivybridge.
In the Devon Women’s League Premier Division, Plympton came back from 2-1 down at half-time to beat Crediton 6-3 at home on Sunday.
Dianne Igalawuye bagged a hat-trick for Plympton, with their other goals coming from Codie-Al Cleugh, Emily Hollister and Stacey Gibson.
The win saw Plympton leap-frog above Crediton and move into second spot.
In the Devon South & West Division, leaders SB Oak Villa produced a strong second-half showing to beat Signal Box 5-1 in a derby game at Weston Mill.
The game was all-square at 1-1 at the break but Oak Villa hit four goals in the second half to keep their 100 per cent start to the season going.
Rachel Finch, Alysia Roberts, Kelsey Blight, Katelyn Berry and Emilia Heyes scored for Oak Villa, with Beth Everson netting for Signal Box.
In the same division, Tavistock were beaten 15-0 by third-place Plainmoor.
In the Cornwall Cup, Liskeard Athletic overcame Wadebridge 7-0 away. Jasmine Allen claimed a hat-trick, while Sam Metters and Chloe Williams both got two.
Saltash United, meanwhile, were handed a home walkover in the competition by Troon.