Emirates FA Cup first round draw

WE have been drawn away to Bolton Wanderers in the first round of this season's Emirates FA Cup.

The match with the Sky Bet League One Trotters, managed by former Pilgrim Keith Hill, will take place on the weekend of November 8/9/10/11.

It will be our first visit to Bolton since the 1992-93 season, when we lost a Division Two game 3-1 with Hill in the centre of the Argyle defence.

That game was at Burnden Park. The tie will represents a club debut at the University of Bolton Stadium, to where Bolton moved in 1997.

Argyle have won only three times in away games at Bolton, in consecutive seasons, the last time coming in 1967. Since then, we have lost seven times and drawn once - 0-0 in 1976.

The Pilgrims have also suffered two of the heaviest away defeats in the club's history at Bolton: 6-1 in 1964 and 7-2 in 1984.

The two sides have met just once before in the FA Cup - in the fourth round of the 1934-1935 competition, when Bolton triumphed 4-1 in front of more than 41,000 at Home Park. George Briggs scored the Argyle goal.

This season's tie could see the Pilgrims' strike force come face to face with former goalkeeper Remi Matthews, who signed for the Trotters after making 27 appearances for Argyle in 2017-18 on loan from Norwich City.

Ticket details will be available on www.pafc.co.uk just as soon as we have them.