PLYMOUTH Argyle Ladies have been handed a difficult trip to play Southampton Women in the second round of the National League Cup.
The tie, to be played on Sunday, October 14, will pitch the Pilgrims against the team they narrowly beat to win promotion from the FA Women’s National League South West Division One last season.
Argyle beat Southampton 7-1 at home in the league last season before a late Zoe Cunningham goal earned us the point we needed to virtually clinch promotion in the 2-2 draw in Southampton.
The hosts will be smarting after going out of the FA Cup 2-1 to Marine Academy Plymouth 2-1, but have won all of their four league matches to date.
Argyle enjoyed an excellent run in this competition last season, beating Chichester City 3-1 and Cardiff City 2-1 before going down 3-0 against Coventry United.
Elsewhere, there was disappointing news for Plymouth Argyle midfielder Kayleigh Brown, as it has been confirmed her season has been cut short after she ruptured her ACL in her left knee in the recent Development Team game against St Agnes.
A Trainee PE Teacher, Kayleigh has been with the club for four years and was a member of last season’s South West Division One promotion winning team. All at Argyle Ladies wish her well on her long road to recovery.
The Development team have suffered a number of injuries of late, including losing goalkeeper Amy Darnley and Shania Fenlon for last Sunday’s match. Also out for at least six weeks is Lucy Solloway with a torn calf muscle, Abbi Scurr is suffering with an ongoing ankle injury and Charlie Rollerson is waiting for an operation on her broken nose.