Oxford 2 Argyle Ladies 1

ARGYLE Ladies were denied a hard-fought point at Oxford after a late penalty was converted for the home side in the FA Women’s National League Southern Division.

A terrific start to the game saw Oxford go close with a dangerous set-piece but the reprieve was momentary for Argyle, as Sophie Baker opened the scoring from close range.

Lyndsay Rogers produced a fine save to keep the deficit at one goal before Jessica Jones and Amber Pollock both went close for Argyle. The equaliser did arrive three minutes after half-time and a tidy header from captain Katie Middleton.

Chances came and went for both sides, but the game was decided by a penalty in the closing minutes and a tough one to take for the Pilgrims.

There was better news for the Argyle development side, as they battled to a 2-1 home victory over Weston Mendip. Alex Hugh scored first for the Pilgrims with a fine free-kick on the half-hour but Mendip drew level with a scruffy goal from Katie Sharkey.

The response was outstanding, however, and Shania Fenlon took the plaudits with a fabulous winner rifled into the roof of the net.

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