FAWNL: Ten-player Plymouth Argyle Women draw to stay up

Plymouth Argyle Women are staying up
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Plymouth Argyle are safe from relegation in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division, despite a late red card.

Argyle held fourth-placed Bridgwater United to a 1-1 draw, even though Zoe Cunningham was shown a second yellow card five minutes from time.

Nicky Potts put the visitors ahead very early in the second half, then with 14 minutes left on the clock Kayley Lane levelled in front of the near-200 crowd at Saltash United FC.

The result was enough to move the Pilgrims out of reach of Cardiff City Ladies and thus avoid the final place in the drop zone.

Cardiff must win at champions Southampton on Sunday to escape relegation, while a draw for Milton Keynes at home to relegated Keynsham Town could be enough to save the Dons.

A reprieve for either could come if Southampton are promoted to the Championship, the Saints play-off with Wolves now set for Saturday 21 May at Stockport County FC.

Meanwhile, in the Northern Premier Division on Thursday evening, seventh-placed Brighouse Town were 3-0 winners at relegated Sheffield FC.

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