Argyle Ladies 6 Keynsham 0
THE Argyle Ladies got off to the pefect start with a 6-0 thrashing of Keynsham Development.The much changed line-up from last season saw Ellie Dory, Eden May, Mollie Taylor and Alex Hugh on the teamsheet for their first taste of senior football, all four having progressed through the development programme.
Argyle were on the attack from the first whistle and the visitors came under constant pressure as the home side probed for that vital opening.
That pressure paid off when a defender handled in the box after 15 minutes and Becca Rose struck confidently into the corner from the spot to give Argyle the lead.
Just eight minutes later, Emily Mousley planted a firm shot from 20 yards to make it 2 - 0.
She was at it again soon after when her effort from the right wing sailed over the keepers head for a three goal lead.
The next attack brought possibly the goal of the match asa Rose sent a diagonal 30 yard pass out to Mousley on the right wing.
Em took a touch and sent over a pin point pass into the box for Laura Perrett to control and lash home from 16 yards, giving the keeper no chance.
The second half was one way traffic, but the chances came and went without further addition to the score.
On the hour, Becky McMullin gave way for Hugh to make her debut at full back. Ten minutes later and Rachel Javan was replaced by another debutant Eden May. The final change came five mins later as Laura Perrett was replaced by Mollie Taylor.
Despite all their pressure and numerous corners and chances, the lead was not increased until twelve minutes from time.
From a right wing cross, Tash Knapman glanced a header goalwards. The ball bounced off defender Kim Athey and past the despairing keeper. T
he sixth and final goal came two minutes from time as Knapman crossed from the left wing into the six yard box for Mousley to get a head on the ball and complete her hat trick.
A solid all round performance on an energy sapping afternoon, when Nicky Lipscombe the home 'keeper was virtually redundant.
With some sharper finishing the score would have been much greater. It was just good to get the first match done and dusted, as there will be much sterner tests in the weeks to come.