Argyle Women

Women's Report | Bridgwater United 3 Argyle 0

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Bridgwater United Women 3
Kendall 2, Holden 32, 75

Argyle 0

Argyle are still looking for their first win of the season after losing 3-0 away to Bridgwater United.

The home side scored three goals and got the three points, with a goal from Maya Kendall and two from Laura Holden put the Robins on top, and although chances were available for the Greens, they could not convert any of them to get themselves in the game.

Bridgwater found themselves in a very early lead after Kendall found the target two minutes into the first half. Although the Greens were one goal down, they looked to respond through a series of free-kicks and set-pieces. One almost caused Bridgwater goalkeeper Beth Howard to lose grip of the ball mid-catch after a rifled free-kick from Sophie Perrin tested the keepers handling.

Forwards Amber Pollock and Kaitlyn Morgan-Hemmens had chances to level the score in the 26th minute. A piercing ball over the top of the Robins’ back line found the onrushing Pollock quickly dispersing the ball to Morgan-Hemmens for a chance on goal. However, before she had a chance to reach the pass it was already snuffed out by a retreating defender.

Laura Holden would round out the first half with a quality effort from distance that flew into the top corner sending the Robins two goals ahead going into the break.

Argyle Manager Ryan Perks looked to make changes to his team in the second half, substituting midfielder Kayley Lane and forward Morgan-Hemmens early for midfielders Tiana Campbell and Sam Cox. However, even with fresh legs on the field, it was not enough to stop continuous chances from Bridgwater as they looked to take their lead even further.

With 30 minutes left, skipper Zoe Cunningham found herself sin-binned for dissent which left the side down to 10 players. Although she made her return just 10 minutes later, after she served her time it was not long before Bridgwater added their third and final goal to their tally.

Holden claimed her second goal of the night from a well-placed corner and it granted the Robins a three-goal lead with 15 minutes left on the clock.

More Argyle substitutions were not enough to bring the Greens back into the fixture. Bridgwater, unfazed by the changes, continued to press high, almost scoring from a misplaced pass from defender Panagiota Papaioannou. The full-time whistle shortly followed and left another frustrating defeat behind for the Pilgrims.

Ryan Perks' side will be looking to bounce back from Wednesday night's defeat with a win at home against London Bees, who currently sit 6th place in the league, this weekend.

Argyle (4-3-3): 1 Jasmine Read, 3 Rosie Train, 5 Panagiota Papaioannou, 6 Lucy Hack, 2 Sophie Perrin (22 Anna Barnes), 18 Imy Crawford (19 Ruby Murphy), 10 Zoe Cunningham (capt), 8 Kayley Lane (14 Sam Cox), 9 Kaitlyn Morgan-Hemmens (17 Tiana Campbell), 7 Charlotte Whitmore, 11 Amber Pollock.

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