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MATCH REPORT: Plymouth Argyle v Yeovil Town Women



It was a disappointing second defeat in a row for Yeovil on Sunday as they went down to South West rivals Plymouth Argyle.

The game began slowly but with Yeovil in control of the majority of the ball. The only real talking point was that Argyle could have easily been down to 10 players in the opening minute as Yeovil’s Charlotte Buxton felt the full force of Kayley Lane’s challenge.

Plymouth had some early pressure in the opening 10 minutes with a handful of set-pieces. Yeovil began to retain possession in the middle and final thirds but only a tame effort from Meesha Dudley-Jones headed towards Rebekah Kyle’s goal resulted.

In the heat of the South coast the game failed to spark into life, even with a drinks break. The deadlock was broken just after the half hour mark.

The visitors lost possession under no pressure and a quick through ball let Dandridge through to score.

Yeovil reacted well to the goal with a more pace and got forward. A rare ball into the box as Erin Bloomfield failed to find Sarah Wiltshire.

HALF-TIME: Plymouth Argyle 1 – 0 Yeovil Town Women

After the break the visitors started well and got an early shot away but were quickly facing an uphill challenge.

Yeovil went another goal behind as they failed to win the ball in the middle before being robbed at the back to give Plymouth the easiest of chances to go three up.
Plymouth controlled the game until the end and drove home the result with a further two goals as Yeovil failed to defend their goal.

It was by far the poorest performance of Yeovil of the season as they slipped from second to fifth with only a consolation goal from a Annie Heatherson shot.

FULL-TIME: Plymouth Argyle 5 – 1 Yeovil Town Women

 

REACTION

Manager Jamie Phillip: “Although we started off well and controlled the tempo overall it was an unacceptable performance. We know we are a side with good quality and we all know what we have to do to fix things.”