A DISAPPOINTING performance saw Argyle Ladies dumped out of the Premier League Plate competition at the hands of Luton Town.

A bright start yielded chances for Kayleigh Brown and Becky Atkins before a clever overhead from Natasha Knapman was well saved, as the Pilgrims piled on the pressure.

Luton, however, responded with a suckerpunch, as Nicole Henman headed the visitors in front but Argyle kept piling forward with attacking intent.

The game then changed with a straight red card for Kayley Lane following an incident off the ball, leaving Argyle with a player down for the entire second period.

Despite that setback, Tori Marks equalized with a goal on her debut, rifling home on 62 minutes. The Pilgrims were still moving forward when Luton struck again on the break and some sloppy defending gifted the visitors a 3-1 lead.

Teenager Jodie Bellinger completed her hat-trick to seal the win for Luton and Kayleigh Brown’s late goal was scant consolation.

Manager Dave Leonard said: “This result came at the right time, unfortunately we were reactive and not proactive. I didn't have a go at the players after the match but what I did tell them will not be made public, let us just say we were not good enough.”

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