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Truro City Ladies 0 Argyle 8

6 November 2013

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ARGYLE ladies dispatched a battling Truro side with ease to reach the First Round of the FA Cup.

Having passed an early pitch inspection, both camps were delighted the match would go ahead after the inclement weather of the previous few days.

The girls made sure there would be no slip up in their first FA cup match of the season. They started on the front foot and took an early lead when Becca Rose slipped Emily Mousley in to tuck the ball away. Argyle continued to press, but had to wait another 15 minutes to increase their lead. A 20 yard Katie Middleton free kick along the ground managed to find the corner of the net, much to the embarrassment of the home keeper who might well have done better.

Middleton blasted another shot that went just wide of the goal before midfielder Jodie Chubb headed just over the bar from a corner kick.

Just before half time, though, Chubb unlocked the Truro defence and finished off a neat move to make it 3-0 at the interval.
Argyle continued to press at the start of the second period as the rain began to fall. Mousley completed her hat-trick, first meeting a cross by Chloe Bassett, then racing through the middle and planting past the goalkeeper.

The goals continued to come, with Katie Middleton heading her second from another corner.

On 78 minutes substitute Ezme Wells powered an angled drive that was parried by the keeper, the ball falling at the feet of Mousley to tap in. Three minutes from time it was Rose sliding a neat through ball for Mousley to notch her fifth and Argyles eighth to round off a splendid afternoon's work.

Argyle are drawn at home in the 1st round proper on Sunday, December 1 when they will face fellow Combination side University of Portsmouth.


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