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Happy with a Home Draw

FA Cup Opportunities for Argyle

15 November 2018

THE ideal scenario of a home draw in the second round of the FA Cup was a pleasing outcome for the much-travelled Pilgrims.

After defeating Stevenage in the opening phase, thanks to a late goal from Ruben Lameiras, Argyle will face either Oxford or Forest Green for a place in the potentially lucrative third round.

Although we lost to Oxford in the league last month, Argyle manager Derek Adams believes the draw has given the club a decent opportunity to make further progress in the competition.

“We’re delighted it’s a home tie,” said Derek. “We do a lot of travelling through the season, so any game at home is a benefit to us and our supporters.

“It’s against two teams that we know; Oxford United, who we’ve played already this season, and Forest Green, who we’ve played in previous seasons.

“It’s a draw that we feel, whoever gets through, we’re capable of beating. Oxford have already beaten us this season but we weren’t at our best that day. Recent performances would say it gives us an opportunity.”

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