Portsmouth Uni 2 Argyle Ladies 6
29th October 2012
ARGYLE'S Ladies produced a dominant performance to thrash Portsmouth University 6-2.Alex Hugh and Eden May returned to the squad, and new signing Daisy Self was included for the first time.
In a game they dominated from the outset, it was no surprise Argyle took the lead in the 19th minute when midfielder Steph Beck found the net and followed it up four minutes later with a fine low drive for her second.
The plucky Uni girls managed to pull a goal back from the penalty spot after defender Jodie Chubb tripped a player in the box.
Argyle were in control and Laura Perrett made a smart turn inside the box to shoot just past the post.
From a Perrett corner, Emily Mousley headed just wide as the chances came thick and fast from some enterprising play.
Mousley was again unlucky to see her shot from a Chubb cross strike the crossbar.
But she got her reward just before the break when Chloe Bassett crossed for Mousley to pick her spot to give her side a 3-1 half-time lead.
The second half continued in the same vein with Katie Middleton raiding down the right wing to send over a cross-turned-shot that bounced off the crossbar.
On 56 minutes, Argyle increased their lead when Ellie Dorey delivered a fine corner for Perrett to rise and head the ball home.
More chances came and went before the home side scored a fine second goal, with a sweeping move downfield from left to right, to give them some hope in the 70th min.
Middleton restored the three goal margin with a brilliant free kick from 30 yards before Perrett completed the scoring by expertly guiding a pinpoint Bassett cross just inside the post.