FOLLOWING the terrific FA Cup win at Oxford, Argyle Ladies will once again find themselves on the road when they travel to Watford for a third round tie on January 5.
A win and they would not only pick up a £1,250 winners cheque but could face one of the top clubs in the country in the next round.
This tie means that 12 of their 16 matches this season have been away from home and manager Dave Leonard said: “How much more are we going to chuck at these girls but, you know what, chuck anything you want at them and they will stand up and face it. They will not shirk. Watford away in the cup, we know what we are facing, we will be ready for it.”
Apart from playing Yeovil and Keynsham at their new home ground at the Manadon Hub and a match against Watford at Home Park, this tie means the Ladies will have clocked up over 4,000 miles on the road.
Manager Dave Leonard said: “We all said on the bus coming back from Oxford, we will get Watford away. I'm disappointed, I don't mind who we play but I'm disappointed that yet again we are away from home.
“It’s just disappointing for the girls - the amount of travelling we have done, we yet again go away. It is disappointing but away games have positives, it unites us as a team, so there are pros and cons and we are playing against a team above us in the league.
“I have already spoken to the Watford manager and he is as disappointed as us that we are playing each other - a mutual respect that goes along way between the two of us.”
Argyle are coming up to a period of time that could define their season, as the next four games are at home to Watford on Sunday, Oxford away in the league, Watford away in the cup and Crawley at home in the league.
Thanks to Liam Potter for the picture.