ARGYLE ladies ended their pre-season with a comfortable win at Poole Town to make it a clean sweep of summer victories and it could have been a much greater margin if it hadn't been for the superb exploits of the home goalkeeper.
The Pilgrims took a squad of 14 to Poole, with Leah Burridge returning at right-back and Zoe Cunningham back from injury. This meant Ebony Dover, Amber Pollock and Beth Everson were named on the bench.
Argyle manager Dave Leonard said: “It was another good work out, very pleased when in possession. I thought we dominated large periods of the game, it just broke down in the final eighteen yards which I was quite disappointed in, although I will say we came up against a goalkeeper who was the best I have seen in women's football. If it wasn't for her, the score would have been much greater, she was superb.”
Natasha Knapman broke the deadlock but Argyle were frustrated all afternoon in front of goal until Zoe Cunningham knocked in the second. Argyle continued to dominate possession but the Poole goalkeeper was denying everything thrown at her as Argyle passed up chance after chance.
That was until 16 year-old Beth Everson came off the bench to knock in the third. Argyle have won all their pre-season games but will not find it so easy when they make the trip to Sussex on Sunday to play their opening league match against Crawley Wasps.
Leonard concluded: “We have one more training session before we go to Crawley who will test our credentials.”
Argyle: Becky Kyle, Leah Burridge, Katie Middleton, Mollie Taylor, Faye Ivall, Zoe Cunningham, Ellie Bishop, Becky Dandridge, Kayley Lane, Helen Bleazard, Natasha Knapman, Ebony Dover, Amber Pollock, Beth Everson.