Swindon 4 Argyle Ladies U18s 5

IT was a winning start for the newly formed Argyle Ladies under-18 team, as they came from two goals down to see off a strong Swindon Town outfit.

The Pilgrim squad only got to Swindon ten minutes before the scheduled 5:15pm start, as they were held up twice through road traffic accidents and it showed, as they quickly went 2-0 down inside ten minutes.

Argyle responded well and reduced the arrears through Katie Grigg, with Leah Johnson drawing the teams level. Swindon regained the lead but back came Argyle with Lilly Burton making the score 3-3 at half time.

Swindon scored again in the second half before Libby Lawton levelled again to set up a nerve-racking finish, and it was Burton who snatched the dramatic winner, as she got on the end of a strong run and cross from Lawton for a perfect start to this new team.

The young team had been entered in a new Devon under-18 league but this fell through, so Argyle have to rely on friendly games. The good news is that teams such as Arsenal and Portsmouth and a number of other clubs have shown an interest in playing Argyle.

Argyle squad: Maisie Frickleton, Leah Johnson, Maddie Leppard, Chardonnay James, Beth Cowd, Esme Thompson, Milan Barros, Hollie Wade, Katie Grigg, Libby Lawton, Lilly Burton, Beth Riley.