WHEN the first-team match against Watford fell foul of the weather, attention turned to Argyle Ladies development squad and their meeting with Pen Mill in the FA Women’s South-West League Western Division.
The incentive was to finish the year on a high and rectify a disappointing show in the reverse fixture at Pen Mill, and they achieved both in style, despite going behind on 10 minutes. Gabi Alphous swiftly restored parity with a shot from distance.
Pen Mill restored their lead, despite valiant efforts from goalkeeper Lyndsay Rogers and defender Rachel Heron, as Hayley Todd swept in for the visitors. Kiara Robins and Alphous teed up Maya Ridge for a second leveller just before half-time.
Incredibly, the visitors went ahead for a third time early in the second period but the Argyle response was ruthless, as a change in formation saw them overwhelm a tiring opponent.
Alphous provided the assist for Alex Hugh to make it 3-3 and Tamsin Medd-Gill gave Argyle a lead for the first time. The Pilgrims were now in dominant mood and added further gloss to the victory with goals from Alphous and Medd-Gill.