Home in the Plate

ARGYLE Ladies can breathe a sigh of relief at being drawn at home to AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the National League Plate competition at the Manadon Hub on Sunday, November 24. The tie will be Argyle’s first match at home since beating Yeovil Town 5-1 in the league on Sunday, September 15 - a gap of ten weeks.

Manager Dave Leonard has already earmarked this competition, saying: “This is one we can win.” Argyle have a score to settle with their London opponents as they lost twice against them in cup competitions in the 2016/17 season. The Pilgrims went down 3-2 in London in the first round of the Premier League Cup and were beaten again 3-0 at home in January 2017 in the FA Cup.

After being surprisingly beaten 4-3 at Exeter City in the League Cup, Argyle went on to beat Buckland Athletic 7-1 in the first round of the Plate competition. Wimbledon also exited the League Cup 2-0 at Actonians. This was Wimbledon's only defeat in 12 league and cup games in Division One South East, they currently lie third and will be difficult opponents.