Watford Ladies hung on to beat Plymouth Argyle Ladies 3-2 in a gripping final game of the season.

The Hornets looked to be cruising to an all-too-comfortable win after goals from Adekite Fatuga-Dada, Katie O'Leary and Alysha Stojko-Down had seen them master their opponents with apparent ease.

However, their victory was jeopardised after Helen Bleazard and Zoe Cunningham had bloodied the Hornets' noses with two strikes in the second-half.

The lack of a clean sheet may not matter too much in the grand scheme of things, but for Watford goalkeeper Weronika Baranowska it will have been a stain on an otherwise perfect way to say goodbye to her team-mates as she prepares for a move to Pacific Tigers in California in the near future.

The Sunshine State might have seemed forever away as she was made to stand her ground to ensure Watford held on to their 3-2 lead.

Baranowska was made to sweat early on when a clutch of set-pieces hinted at danger from the visitors, but Mollie Taylor's header over the bar turned out to be the greatest of their concerns.

The Hornets conversely only required one chance to find the net at the other end, when Fatuga-Dada kept a cool head as she rolled the ball past Sarah Prior.

Not content with their slim advantage, the Hornets went about searching for a second, first through Helen Ward who was kept out by Prior, then through Leanne Bell whose misfired effort failed to trouble the keeper.

They would find a second before the half-time whistle through O'Leary after she showed both strength and poise to retain possession under pressure from the Argyle defence before finishing with a composed effort.

The Pilgrims emerged with a renewed sense of purpose with both Bleazard and Steph Beck bringing the best out of Baranowska.

Yet, they let their guard slip one too many times and Stojko-Down took advantage to beat Prior at her near post and extend the lead to three.

Argyle, to their credit, never gave up, even when they failed to register a goal from a rare in-direct free kick inside the box, which could not penetrate the Watford wall.

Bleazard managed to find the net with a more routine set-piece effort before she pitched in to create a goal for Cunningham to bring the score to within one.

However, a composed Golden Girls gathered themselves and saw out the final moments of the game to ensure the season ended positively.