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Report | Torquay United 0 Argyle Women 4

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Argyle Women advanced into the final of the A&S Interiors Devon Women’s Premier Cup following a dominant display at Coach Road that saw the Greens score four goals past Torquay United.

Argyle forward Ellie Sara opened the scoring for Ryan Perks’ side within five minutes, following a free kick delivered into the area by Taya Pomfret.

Taking control of the match following the opener, the Greens worked hard to find their second of the half ten minutes later. A well-placed ball in behind Torquay’s rearguard found the run of Fern Orchard who controlled well and bolted into the 18-yard box.

Gulls keeper Emma Ayres rushed off her line to meet Orchard head on but the forward was able to place a shot around her dive. As the ball bounced towards the goal both Charlotte Whitmore and Erin O’Shea attempted to turn in Orchard’s effort but both were denied on the line. As O’Shea’s strike rebounded off the defender, it fell into the path of Sara who rifled the ball goalwards. It took a deflection off Orchard, sending it past Ayers who was too far away to stop it.

The Greens continued to control the flow of the game as the half progressed and looked to carve out chances to further their lead but were unable to extend the scoreline any further. The final major chance of the half came for Torquay’s player-manager Tracey Cross, who forced a last-minute slide from skipper Panagiota Papaioannou inside the area to block the former Argyle midfielder's strike from close range.

Argyle continued to dominate the second half and had their best spell of creativity towards the end as chances in front of goal came in numbers. Mia Endacott’s finish from outside the area flew past the rooted Ayres and Jemma Rose’s volleyed lob, thanks to a well-executed pass from substitute Katie Dickson, rounded out the Greens' comfortable 4-0 victory, confirming another final against Exeter City to take place in mid-April.

“I didn’t really think we played as well as we could’ve,” said Manager Ryan Perks after the match. “We created a lot of opportunities, but we just missed that final pass or forced a few bits.

"The girls have got the job done and we’ve controlled and dominated the whole 90 minutes of the game today despite not being at our best, so we can draw a line under this performance and move on to the next one.”

Argyle now have a break from footballing action this week due to the rearrangement of their match against Portsmouth away from home, which will now take place on Sunday, 7 April.

Argyle’s next fixture will now be in two weeks when they host Ipswich Town at Coach Road on Sunday, 3 March.

Argyle: 42 Lily Felgate, 4 Jemma Rose, 5 Panagiota Papaioannou, 6 Lucy Hack, 7 Charlotte Whitmore, 8 Imy Crawford (15 Georgie Knott), 9 Ellie Sara, 18 Taya Pomfret, 19 Erin O’Shea (13 Grace Smith), 20 Fern Orchard (2 Katie Dickson), 29 Mia Endacott.

Photo Credit: Lucy Arscott

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