THIS was another superb all round team performance for the Pilgrims, who were wearing their newly sponsored Ginsters shirts.
Argyle dominated the game from start to finish, with Becky Atkins adapting to her new midfield role Argyle were never seriously in trouble but had to be patient in breaking down their resilient hosts.
Despite dominating the first half, we did not open the scoring until the stroke of half time, when a Zoe Cunningham corner was half-volleyed towards the Brislington goal by Ebony Dover, with Kayley Lane producing a cheeky touch through the goalkeeper’s legs.
Argyle started quickly in the second half and it took them just three minutes to double their lead. The flying Ezme Wells had the beating of her defender and the Cornish winger showed her class when she raced clear to fire over a cross, which was met by the onrushing Cunningham who curled the ball into the net from the edge of the penalty area.
Four minutes later, and it was Wells again when her run and cross found Natasha Knapman who made no mistake. Predatory striker Knapman then raced on to a superb Atkins through ball to seal the victory in the 67th minute.
Brislington did have their chances but goalkeeper Michaela Phillips came up trumps in two one-on-one situations. The first was when she managed to put off the onrushing forward to shoot wide while she pulled off a great save to deny another breakaway.
Once again, manager Travis Rowland was able to ring the changes with Amber Polloock coming on for Wells, Tori Marks for Lane and Kayleigh Brown for Becky Dandridge.
Rowland was in buoyant mood after the match saying: “That was class from my girls today. We had to work hard to break them down but we had 80% possession overall. Superb Technical players who understand the importance of ball retention.”