Larkhall Ladies 1 Argyle Ladies 7
ARGYLE'S Ladies kicked-off their season in spectacular style with a 7-1 away thrashing of Larkhall Atheltic.Although clearly dominant throughout, the girls had to survive an early scare when the defence were caught flat footed with a ball over the top. The home forward raced through for a one-on-one with Argyle 'keeper Becky Kyle but shot tamely past the post.
Argyle stamped their authority on the game and took the lead in the 12th min when Becca Rose put Emily Mousley through. Mousley brushed aside the defender’s challenge and struck the ball left footed across the 'keeper into the far corner.
Three minutes later, the home side were level when a combination of two Argyle defenders brought down a home forward for a penalty.
It did not take long for Argyle to restore thier lead, though as again it was Mousley on hand to finish a fine move down the left involving Jodie Chubb and Rachel Javan.
Ten min later, Mousley notched her third, put through with a chipped ball over the home defence, she rounded the 'keeper to roll the ball into an empty net.
Just before the break Larkhall conceded an own-goal when under pressure from a Rose cross.
Argyle continued to dominate in the second half, and on 55 minutes, Mousley struck again, swivelling to beat the 'keeper for her fourth and Argyle's fifth.
Seven minutes from time, Chubb finished off a fine Bassett cross at the far post.
Argyle’s final goal was surely a contender for goal of the season.
Larkhall cleared the ball away towards the halfway line, but Argyle’s central defender Mollie Taylor won possession, set herself and blasted a powerful drive from fully 35 yards into the top of the net.
This was a great team performance by the girls that should set them up nicely for next Sunday’s Devon derby against Exeter City. The game takes place at Weston Mill, kick-off 2pm.