Report | Argyle Women 0 Billericay Town 1
Billericay Town 1
Argyle Women suffered a frustrating loss at Manadon Sports Hub to Billericay Town as The Blues took all three points in the final stages of the second half.
Argyle set the pace in the first half through multiple efforts on goal from distance, but it was Billericay who broke the deadlock through a Jay Blackie goal in the second half. Although Argyle continued to push for an equaliser and came close on numerous occasions, it was not enough to level the scoreline.
The Greens started the first half with a few efforts on goal from distance, with Blues keeper Alex Baker spilling one of Kayley Lane's efforts early on. Full-back Sophie Perrin would later set up striker Lily Greenslade for a one-on-one chance in the box, but Baker once again cleared the danger when called upon.
Lane and Greenslade combined for a chance shortly afterwards, with Lane winning the ball on the wing and finding the head of Greenslade just outside the six-yard box. However, the attempt looped over the bar.
Billericay got their best chance towards the end of the first half through a loose ball in the box. Beau Parker fired a shot towards the net, but defender Jemma Rose denied the visitors the chance at a late lead.
Argyle continued to take the game to the visitors after the break, pressing high and boxing the opposition into their half for the best part of the early stages. Greens gaffer Ryan Perks made a change following this period of the game, bringing Amber Pollock on for Charlotte Whitmore.
Shortly after the substitution, Billericay’s Holly Turner shot just over, before Baker denied Pollock form a one-on-one.
Billericay took the lead through a set piece that found Blackie in the penalty area, and she converted to give Town an advantage would not surrender.
Argyle pressed for their equaliser, but were frustrated in their efforts. Cunningham had a penalty appeal turned down, Greenslade had a shot from a distance that the outstretched Baker tipped over the bar, and Pollock again got through one-on-one, and this time would beat the onrushing Baker to the ball, but the shot missed by inches, and with that, the game ended shortly after.
The squad will now look to reset and go again for next week's match in the FAWNL Cup away to London Seaward.
Argyle: 1 Jasmine Read, 2, Sophie Perrin, 23 Rosie McDonnell, 5 Panagiota Papaioannou, 4 Jemma Rose, 20 Beth Ireland, 8 Kayley Lane, 13 Katie Dickson, 10 Zoe Cunningham, 27 Lily Greenslade, 7 Charlotte Whitmore (10 Amber Pollock).
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