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Women's Football => Non WSL UK Women’s Football => Topic started by: David on April 19, 2008, 09:42:33 AM

Post by: David on April 19, 2008, 09:42:33 AM
Plymouth Argyle Ladies won their first trophy of the season after beating South West Regional League side Cullompton Rangers 2-0 in the Devon Women's Cup Final at Newton Abbot.

Second-half strikes from Vicky Barter and player of the match Laura Perrett gave the young Pilgrims side their fifth county cup win in six seasons.

The win ensures Argyle go into their make or break final few league games of the season on a high.

The opening exchanges of the cup final were tight, with Cullompton eager to deny the Pilgrims any opportunity to play fluid football.

Chances were at a premium in the first 30 minutes.

Cullompton had the best chances early on with two well-taken Catherine Wright free-kicks keeping Argyle on their toes.

But as the first half wore on, the Greens' superior fitness levels began to tell.

Perrett headed straight at Cullompton 'keeper Maxine Coupe from a Jemma Rose free-kick, and young Chynna Evans sliced a volley wide after good work from the impressive Becky Atkins.

The second half was nearly one-way traffic, with Argyle 'keeper Jade Tregale a virtual spectator.

From the off, Argyle dictated the play and began to create more clear-cut goalscoring opportunities.

Top scorer Chloe Roberts fired wide before a flowing move brought the opening goal in the 52nd minute.

With the ball starting at right-back Nicky Lake, a series of fast and crisp passes saw Atkins release Aherne on the overlap. Aherne's through ball found Perrett, who sent over an excellent cross which was emphatically met by the in-form Vicky Barter at the far post.

Perrett should have perhaps made it two in the 60th minute, but Coupe pulled off a stunning save.

Yet Perrett did finish the game off in the 70th minute with a low drive inside the near post.

Argyle's bid to reach the FA Women's Premier League resumes tomorrow with a trip to Queen's Park Rangers.

Argyle know they need three points to keep their dream alive.